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Passport Picture Standards

Here you can find recommendations and requirements which should be followed when obtaining the picture that will be used for Czech Passport application.

  • the dimensions should be 70x50 mm with sufficient space above the head
  • both monochromatic and color photos are acceptable
  • the photo may not be older than 6 months
  • the distance between the top of the head without hair and the bottom of the chin must be 32-36 mm in the photo
  • the head must be straight and in the middle of the photo
  • both the head and the shoulders must be turned towards the camera
  • the photo must be taken straight from the front, not from higher up, lower down or from the side
  • the subject must look straight at the camera
  • the expression must be neutral, mouth closed and eyes open and clearly visible
  • the photo must show the subject's full face
  • tinted glasses and eye patches are allowed only for medical reasons
  • the photo must be taken against a plain neutral and light background with no shadows
  • the photo must be printed on high quality photo paper, must be sharp and in focus, without scratches, stains or wrinkles
  • no manipulations or retouching allowed
  • the lighting must be uniform