Finnish/Finland Passport and Visa Photos

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Open 7 days a week with appointment only. Passport or visa photo will be ready in 15 minutes. Our location is in Phoenix, AZ.

Finnish/Finland Passport and Visa Photo Requirements listed below:

  • Color and black and white photos are acceptable for Finnish passports and Visas
  • Passport photo no older than six months
  • Photo size must be 47 mm high and 36 mm wide.
  • Distance between the top of the head without hair to the bottom of the chin must be 32-36 mm in the photo.
  • Plain gray background.
  • No shadows
  • The face must be clearly distinguishable against the background
  • The head must be straight and in the middle of the passport photo.
  • Both the head and the shoulders must be turned straight toward the camera
  • Portrait-style photos where the subject looks over one shoulder are not acceptable.
  • The photo must be taken straight from the front
  • The subject must look straight at the camera in Finnish visa and passport photos
  • Finnish passport and visa require expression to be neutral.
  • Finnish regulations state that the mouth must be closed.
  • The eyes must be open and clearly visible
  • The photo must show the subject’s full face
  • Garments or hair must not cover any part of the face
  • The eyes must be clearly visible
  • Finland recommends that glasses be removed for the photo
  • Tinted glasses and eye patches are allowed only for medical reasons
  • The lighting must be uniform
  • The face and the background must be free of shadows and hot spots.
  • The red-eye effect must be prevented in your passport and visa photos
  • The color of the lighting must be natural, not bluish or reddish
  • The photo must not be over- or underexposed
  • The photo must be printed on high-quality photograph paper
  • The photo must be sharp and in focus
  • Photos must not be blurred or grainy.
  • The photo must be clean. No scratches, stains or wrinkles.
  • Manipulation or digital retouching is not allowed.
  • Optical and other distortions of the dimensions of the face that impede visual or automatic identification are not allowed


Finnish Passport and Visa specifications for Babies and children under 11

  • People or objects must not be visible in the photo
  • A small child may be supported
  • There must be no visible supports of the baby (eg parents arms or hands)
  • For children younger than 11 years old, a photo with a smaller head size is acceptable
  • If blurring or other distortion cannot otherwise be avoided: In such photos, the height of the head must still be at least 25


Please bring an example or a set of specifications for your requirements.

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