Visa Photo

The two photographs required for any visa application must be:

  1. Color photo on a white background.
  2. Format 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm.
  3. Taken from the front; without obstruction
  4. Recent (less than 6 months old).

The table below shows examples of non-compliant photos “✗,” and the correct equivalent “✓”, according to Schengen requirements.

photo samples

The examples above come from IACO (International Civil Aviation Organization) recommendations regarding machine readable travel documents (document IACO 9303).

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