Russia Visa & Passport Photos

Passport Requirements

Below is an outline of Russian Passport Photo Requirements. Note that the head size in Russian passport pictures is a lot smaller than the EU standard.

  • Russian Passport Photos must be 35mm x 45mm in size
  • 6 identical copies are required for Russian Passport Photos
  • Chin to crown distance between 25-30mm
  • Size of face must not be less than 20mm
  • Minimum distance between the chin an the bottom of the photo is 15mm
  • The space between the head and the top of the photo needs to be 4-6mm
  • The shoulders must be visible
  • Neutral expression with no teeth showing
  • The photo should be evenly lit without shadows
  • No head gear, jewelry or eye glasses are allowed in the photos
  • Monotone clothing without brash designs must be worn for the photos
  • The thickness of the passport photos should be less than 0.3mm