Common Passport Requirements

Here at Passport Photos Denver, we’re committed to getting the exact specifications needed for your portrait and being your first and only stop needed.

Some standard requirements for Passport & Visa photos are –

Resolution, Print Size, & Quality:

– High resolution image, in focus, not grainy or pixelated

– Sized correctly (2” x 2” for U.S.)

– Head must be sized from 1” – 1 3/8th” (25-35mm) from the bottom of the chin to top of the head

– Photo must be printed on matte or glossy photo quality paper

– No digital edits can be done to the photo

– The photo cannot be submitted with any damage, holes, creases, or smudges

Pose & Expression:

– Have a neutral facial expression or a natural smile, with both eyes open

– The portrait must be straight on with your full face in view



– Feel free to wear our blog about what to wear here.

– Wear something you’re comfortable with that you wear often

– Wear something that isn’t white or have an additional darker outer layer if you have a white shirt or blouse

– No Glasses

– No Head coverings (unless it’s required for a medical or religious purpose

And here are some of the most common countries we work with and their size requirements:

  • United States – 2” x 2” (51mm x 51mm)
  • Canda – 5cm x 7cm
  • Mexico – 2” x 2” (51mm x 51mm)
  • United Kingdom – 4.5cm x 3.5cm
  • Germany – 4.5cm x 3.5cm
  • France – 4.5cm x 3.5cm
  • Italy – 4.5cm x 3.5cm
  • Spain – 4cm x 3cm
  • Russia – 4.5cm x 3.5cm
  • Turkey – 50mm x 50mm
  • Netherlands – 4.5cm x 3.5cm
  • Australia – 4.5cm x 3.5cm
  • New Zealand – 4.5cm x 3.5cm
  • Australia – 4.5cm x 3.5cm
  • China – 33mm x 48mm
  • Japan – 4.5cm x 3.5cm
  • India – 2” x 2” (51mm x 51mm)
  • Singapore – 4.5cm x 3.5cm
  • South Korea – 4.5cm x 3.5cm (45mm x 35mm)
  • Brazil – 7cm x 5cm

No matter your specific requirements or passport photo needs, our team of talented portrait photographers are ready to meet your photography needs.

We look forward to working with you!

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