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Most current passport photo dimensions with visas

If a trip into another country stands in a queue, Swiss citizens often need a visa. With almost all countries beyond the EU these visas are required for tourists as well as for business travellers. For the application of a visa one needs always at least one, often two visa photos. Depending on the country the demands and dimensions of these photos differ. However, the both most common dimensions for visa photos are:

  • the European standard size of 35 mm ร— 45 mm
    (or 3,5 cm ร— 4,5 cm)
    and
  • the US-american format of 2 ร—ย 2 inches or 50 ร—ย 50 mm
    (5 ร—ย 5 cm)
    .

In the following a comparison of both standard dimensions:

EU-Standard Passport Size US-Standard Passport Size
Sample photo GrรถรŸe eines biometrischen Passfotos GrรถรŸe eines biometrischen Visum-Fotos
Centimeter 3,5 ร— 4,5 cm 5,0ย ร— 5,0 cm
Millimeter 35 ร— 45 mm 50ย ร— 50ย mm
Inch 1,38ย ร— 1,77 inches 2ย ร— 2 inches
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Both photo dimensions can be cut in our passport photo generator or visa photo generator free of charge to the right side relation and be adapted to the biometric template.


Passport photo dimensions after country

In the following a small overview of visa photo dimensions of current destinations:

Country Size in centimeter Size in millimeter Size in inch
Argentina 3,5 ร— 4,5 cm 35 ร— 45 mm 1,38 ร— 1,77 Zoll
Germany 3,5 ร— 4,5 cm 35 ร— 45 mm 1,38 ร— 1,77 Zoll
France 3,5 ร— 4,5 cm 35 ร— 45 mm 1,38 ร— 1,77 Zoll
Italy 3,0 ร— 4,0 cm 30 ร— 40 mm 1,18 ร— 1,57 Zoll
Norway 3,5 ร— 4,0 cm 35 ร— 40 mm 1,38 ร— 1,57 Zoll
Russia 3,5 ร— 4,5 cm 35 ร— 45 mm 1,38 ร— 1,77 Zoll
Spain 3,0 ร— 4,0 cm 30 ร— 40 mm 1,18 ร— 1,57 Zoll
US
5 ร— 5 cm 50 ร— 50 mm 2 ร— 2 Zoll
UK
3,5 ร— 4,5 cm 35 ร— 45ย mm 1,38 ร— 1,77 Zoll
Vietnam 4ย ร— 6ย cm 40ย ร— 60ย mm 1,57ย ร— 2,36 Zoll

We have summarised the specifics of the single countries and a complete overview of all countries on the suitable undersides of the category “visa“. The correct visa photo size of all countries can be also determined via the following tool:

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