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German Passport/Visa photo Requirements

Globeia Photo centre is experienced with complying with specific requirements from different countries. We provide a very fast , reliable and reasonably priced service. We take pride in our High quality instant digital photo service.We follow all ID and passport photo specifications to the letter. At Globeia, You will never have to worry about submitting ID and Passport photos that do not meet specifications.

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  • German Passport/Visa Photo Requirements
  • German Passport/Visa Photo Requirements

Size The required photo size is 35mm in width and 45mm in length.
ColorThe photo must be in color so that your actual skin tone can be reflected in it.
Head size and positionThe size of the head must be between 32mm and 36mm. Keep your head in center.
Recency Photos which are older than 6 months will not be accepted. If your age is 25 years or above then you can keep using your same passport and photo for even a decade but if you are under the age of 24 years then your passport will be valid only for six years due to physical changes.
BackgroundThe background is required to be a solid print and color. It can be white or grey depending on your hair color. If you have white or light color hair then you should choose a bit darker background for a better contrast.
ExpressionsNo smiling or frowning faces are allowed. Stay quiet while maintaining neutral facial expressions for the photo. Your mouth must be closed.
EyesOpen eyes which must be staring at the camera.
Glasses Daily wearing, thin-framed glasses producing no glare and not blocking your eye balls are permitted only. Make sure that your eyes can be seen perfectly. Sunglasses or any type of tinted lenses are prohibited.
QualityPhoto must be printed on a high quality, glossy photo paper only.
HeadgearBe it any type of headpiece or a hat, it is strictly forbidden to wear any of these. If you want to cover your head for religious purpose then make sure that the headgear doesn’t block your face.
Dimension and size (Pixel)600 dpi is minimum.
LightingAn evenly distributed light is a must for a perfect photo. Avoid overexposure or underexposure of light in the photo. The light should be bright enough to let the actual skin tone to be seen perfectly.
DressAny dress except law enforcement, military or any other uniform.
BeardIf you have a beard at all times then you can have it in the picture as well but if you don’t have it usually then it should not be in the picture as well.

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