German Visa & Passport Photos


Below is an outline of German Visa Photo Requirements.

  • Full front view of face and centred
  • All features must be clearly visible
  • From top to bottom face must be between 32 and 36 mm
  • Face must be well lit, with no flash reflections, shadows or red eyes.
  • Background must be uniform, light-coloured (ideally a neutral gray)
  • German Passports Photographs must show subject only
  • Shadows on the background or face are unacceptable
  • German passport and Visa photos should be printed on high-quality paper
  • Print Resolution must be at least 600 DPI (dots per inch)
  • Neutral facial expressions, looking straight at camera with closed mouth
  • Eyes must be open and visible, not covered by hair or frame of glasses.
  • Reflections on glasses, tinted or sun glasses are unacceptable
  • Head coverings of any kind are unacceptable