Technical specifications for passport photographs on passport applications
Due to the relatively high number of rejected applications, due to flaws on passport photographs, the Embassy would like to bring to your attention the technical requirements for passport photographs as described on our webpage (see Services/Other Services/Passports). Especially the following should be noted:
- there should be no light or shaded areas or reflections on the face (due to the room lighting or the flash light for example). The same applies to the eyes or glasses.
- the background should be of light colour, white or light grey up to 5%(not dark). Light grey is preferable as a background colour for white-haired persons.
- there should be no hidden or distorted areas on the face (for example hair covering the forefront or use of heavy make up,).
- there should be no alterations of the photos, by technical means (for example to disguise eventual flaws).