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Germany Passport/Visa Photos

Germany Passport/Visa Photo Specifications

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Germany_passport_picture

  • The Germany Passport photo must clearly show the person’s facial features from the bottom of the chin to the crown (the top of the head, not the top of the hair) as well as the left and right sides of the face.
  • The face must take up 70%- 80% of the German Passport picture. This corresponds to a height of 32 – 36mm.
    Because it is often difficult to determine where the top of the head would be without hair, photos should be rejected only if the face measures less than 27mm or more than 40mm.
  • In the case of voluminous hairstyles, the entire head (including hair) must be visible without reducing the size of the face, if possible.
  • The face must be centred in the photo.
  • The background must be one colour and bright (ideally a neutral grey colour) and in a contrasting colour to the face and hair. In the case of light-coloured hair, a medium-grey background is suitable whilst a light-grey background is suitable for dark hair. The background must not be patterned.
    The photo must show only the person to be photographed (no other persons or objects in the photo).
    Shadows on the background are not acceptable.
  • GERMANY PASSPORT PHOTOS for CHILDRENFor children aged 9 and under, the following requirements apply: The face should take up 50 ¡V 80% of the photo. This means that the face from the bottom of the chin to the crown (the top of the head, not the top of the hair) should measure between 22 and 36mm. Because it is often difficult to determine where the top of the head would be without hair, photos should be rejected only if the face measures less than 17mm or more than 40mm. See below for special requirements in the case of babies and very young children.