Photo samples

On this page I have samples and information of the most common passport, immigrations, visa and other ID photos listed per country.

The models shown in the samples are for size purpose only, and they do not wear local required clothing, aka color of clothing or hijab.

Samples are current as of 01 January 2022. Last updated 05 May 2022.

Please note: Specifications can change at all times.

Please scroll down to see the sample (s) of your country.

Afghanistan specifications:

  • Passport 40x45 mm
  • Passport 50x50 mm
  • Visa 34x40 mm
  • Visa 35x45 mm

Albania specifications:

  • Passport 40x50 mm

Algeria

  • Passport 35x45 mm

Angola

  • Visa 35x45 mm

Argentina

  • Passport 40x40 mm

Two identical, good quality color prints, less than six months old, produced using dye sublimation, not from an inkjet printer.
No retouching of any kind (including removal of background, moles, wrinkles or scars).
Clear, focused image with no marks or 'red eye'.
Plain white or light grey background that contrasts with your face.
Uniform lighting (no shadows or reflections), with appropriate brightness and contrast to show natural skin tone.
Face centered and looking at the camera straight on; not tilted in any direction.
Hair off your face, so that the edges of your face are visible.
Eyes open, mouth closed.
Neutral expression (not smiling, laughing or frowning).
Photos have to be 35mm to 40mm wide and 45mm to 50mm high. The size of the face from chin to crown can be up to a maximum of 36mm, with a minimum of 32mm..
If you usually cover your head for religious reasons, and if you wear the covering when you cross international borders, then you can wear the covering in your passport photo..
Religious head coverings have to be plain-colored, not be patterned, and be worn in a way that shows your face from the bottom of the chin to the top of the forehead. The edges of your face on either side also have to be visible..
Jewelry can’t obscure any part of your face, especially the area around your eyes, mouth and nose. There can’t be any reflection from rings or studs..
If you have to wear glasses for medical reasons, the frames can’t obscure your eyes and there can’t be any reflection from the lenses. You’ll have to show us a medical certificate that:
• says why you can’t remove your glasses.
• is signed by a registered medical practitioner.
• includes the medical practitioner’s full name, registration number and the address and phone number of the medical practice.
If you usually wear hearing aids, you can wear them in your passport photo - this applies to adults, children, and infants.
For infants (under three years of age), a photo with an open mouth is acceptable. The photo has to comply with all the other requirements above. No other person or object can be visible in the photo.
Unless you qualify for streamlined renewal, or apply online in Australia, one of your two photos will have to be endorsed by a guarantor.
If you can’t meet these photo guidelines because of a medical condition, you’ll need to show us a medical certificate or
B11 - General declaration by passport applicant (PDF 127.03 KB) that explains why.

  • Passport 35x45 mm

Austria

  • Passport 35x45 mm

Azerbaijan

  • Visa-30x40 mm

Bahamas

  • Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA)-207x266 px

Bangladesh

  • Passport-35x45 mm
  • Passport-40x50 mm
  • Passport-45x55 mm

Belarus

  • Passport-40x50 mm
  • Visa-35x45 mm

Belgium

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Brazil

  • Passport-30x40 mm
  • Passport-35x45 mm
  • Passport-50x70 mm

Bulgaria

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Cambodia

  • Passport-35x45 mm
  • Visa-35x45 mm

Cameroon

  • Visa-35x45 mm

Canada

  • Passport 50x70 mm
    Plain, uniform, white or light-colored background.
  • Citizenship 50x70 mm
    Background should be plain and white.
  • Permanent Residence Card 50x70 mm
    Background should be plain and free of shadows.
  • Visa-35x45 mm
    Plain, uniform, white or light-colored background.

Chile

  • Passport-45x45 mm

China

  • Passport-33x48 mm
  • Visa-33x48 mm
  • Visa-35x45 mm
  • Driving License-22x33 mm

Colombia

  • Passport-40x50 mm

Croatia

  • Passport-35x45 mm
  • Driving License-30x35 mm

Cuba

  • Passport-45x45 mm

Czech Republic

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Denmark

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Egypt

  • Passport-40x60 mm
  • Visa-35x45 mm

Eritrea

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Estonia

  • Passport-40x50 mm

Ethiopia

  • Passport-30x40 mm

Fiji

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Finland

  • Passport-36x47 mm

France

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Gambia

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Georgia

  • Passport-40x50 mm

Germany

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Ghana

  • Visa (digital format)-600x600 px

Greece

  • Passport-40x60 mm

Guinea

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Guyana

  • Passport-30x40 mm

Hong Kong

  • Passport-40x50 mm

India

  • Passport-35x35 mm
  • Passport-40x40 mm
  • Passport-50x50 mm
  • Visa-35x45 mm
  • Visa-50x50 mm

Iran

  • Passport (embassy in Washington)-2x2 inch (50x50 mm)

Iraq

  • Passport-50x50 mm

Ireland

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Israel

  • Passport-35x45 mm
  • Passport-2x2 inch (50x50 mm)

Italy

  • Passport (Switzerland, Canada)-30x40 mm
  • Passport -35x40 mm

• Two (2) identical photographs are required.
• Photograph should not be taken more than six (6) months prior to submitting application.
• Photographs should be taken in color with a matte/dull finish, against a plain background.
• Excessive light reflection on the image is unacceptable.
• Applicants of light complexion should avoid wearing white clothing and should have photographs taken against a pastel shaded background.
• Applicants of dark complexion should wear colored clothing and photographs should be taken against a white background.
• Applicants with grey/white hair should have their photograph taken against a pale blue or pastel background.
• There must be no other person or object in the photograph.
• There should be no background shadows.
• A full frontal pose of head, neck, and top of the shoulder is required.
• There should be no creases or ink marks on the photograph.
• Exposed shoulders and chest must be avoided.
• Bright colored clothing is not recommended.
• Eye glasses should not have tinted lenses.
• Heavy (thick) frames should be avoided.
• Headgear is permitted ONLY for religious purposes, in which case, Section H of the passport application form must be filled out. Facial features including the outline of the face from the bottom of the chin to top of the forehead must be clearly shown.
• The length of the face in the photograph should be 25mm to 35mm. There should be a margin of 3mm to 4mm between the head and the edge of the photograph.
• Photographs submitted with an application become the property of the Government of Jamaica.
• No embossed seal should be affixed to the photographs.

Two (2) passport sized photographs certified by a Consular Officer, Justice of the Peace, Notary Public Commissioner of Oaths, Medical Doctor or Lawyer. The name of the applicant along with the name, number and signature of the certifying officer should be included. Certification should not be older than six (6) months. Photographs must be dated.

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Japan

  • Passport-35x45 mm
  • Visa-45x45 mm

Kazakhstan

  • Visa-35x45 mm

Kenya

  • Visa-55x55 mm

Laos

  • Passport-40x60 mm
  • Visa-50x50 mm

Latvia

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Lebanon

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Liberia

  • Passport-44x51 mm

Liechtenstein

  • Passport-gray-35x45 mm
  • Passport-white-35x45 mm

Lithuania

  • Passport-40x60 mm

Luxembourg

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Malaysia

  • Passport-35x50 mm

Malta

  • Passport-30x40 mm

Mexico

  • Passport-35x45 mm
  • Visa-31x39 mm
  • Filiación-35x50 mm

Moldavia

  • Passport-100x150 mm
  • Visa-35x45 mm

Morocco

  • Passport-35x45 mm
  • Visa-30x40 mm

Myanmar (Burma)

  • Visa On Arrival (MVOA)-35x45 mm
  • eVisa-898x1087 px

Nepal

  • Visa (digital format)-450x450 px

Netherlands

  • Passport-35x45 mm
  • Passport-35x45 mm
  • Passport-35x45 mm

New Zealand

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Nigeria

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Norway

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Oman

  • Passport-40x60 mm

Pakistan

  • Visa-35x45 mm

Palastine

  • Passport (Dutch embassy)-35x45 mm

Papua New Guinea

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Philippines

  • Passport (embassy in Canada)-35x45 mm

Poland

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Portugal

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Romania

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Russia

  • Domestic Passport-35x45 mm
  • International Passport-35x45 mm
  • Visa-30x40 mm
  • Visa-35x45 mm

Saudi Arabia

  • Passport-40x60 mm
  • Visa-35x45 mm
  • Visa-2x2 inch (50x50 mm)

Please note:
The Schengen visa photo has a standard size requirement, however size requirements will vary among European countries, so check with the embassy of your port of entry where you apply for your visa. For example, the Netherlands and Germany require the same size requirements as for their passport photo. (See Netherlands and German passport photo for comparison).

  • Schengen Visa-35x45 mm
  • Netherlands Passport-35x45 mm
  • German Passport-35x45 mm

Saint Lucia

  • Passport-38x50 mm

Serbia

  • ID Card-50x50 mm

Singapore

  • Passport-gray-35x45 mm
  • Passport-white-35x45 mm

Slovenia

  • Passport-35x45 mm

South Africa

  • Passport-35x45 mm

South Korea

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Spain

  • Passport-26x32 mm

Sri Lanka

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Suriname

  • Visa-30x40 mm

Sweden

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Switzerland

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Syria

  • Passport-40x40 mm

Taiwan

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Thailand

  • Visa-35x45 mm
  • Visa-40x60 mm

Tunisia

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Turkey

  • Passport-35x45 mm
  • Passport-45x60 mm
  • Passport-50x50 mm
  • Passport-50x60 mm

Trinidad and Tobago

  • Passport-31x41 mm

Uganda

  • Passport-35x45 mm

Ukraine

  • Domestic Passport-35x45 mm
  • International Passport-35x45 mm
  • Passport (additional photo)-100x150 mm

United Arab Emirates

  • Visa-43x55 mm

United Kingdom

  • Passport-35x45 mm
  • ePassport (digital format)-600x770 px

United Nations

  • Laissez-Passer-2x2 inch

United States

  • Passport-gray-2x2 inch
  • Passport-white-2x2 inch
  • Firearm Owner's ID (FOID)-1.25x1.5 inch
  • PIV Card-27.75x37 mm

Vietnam

  • Passport-40x60 mm
  • Temporary Residence Card-20x30 mm