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We are a Passport photo studio based in Paddington, London that can take your passport or visa photos for Germany. We take can take your German passport photo and visa photo in our store and our fully trained staff will photograph you with the right lighting and the correct background that the German Government requires.

We can print and prepare your German passport photo or visa photo for Germany while you wait in our store with no appointment needed.

Our late opening times means that you can also visit us 7 days a week and we close at 10pm even on a Sunday. We charge £9.99 for a set of 6 photos and this includes a money back guarantee should your passport fail in the embassy.

Watch the video on how efficient we are with German passport and visa photos.

You need to make sure that you can get a high quality set of photographs in order for your application to be accepted and sometimes instant photo kiosks will not be able to meet these standards. We have had countless customers that have been declined visit us to get the right specifications of a German passport or visa photo.

Choosing Reload Internet to get your German passport and visa photos can help you avoid delays with your application. You need to make sure that you have clear photographs that can be used to easily identify who you are entering Germany.

Your photo should be no more than 6 months old and it must be clear in focus with no red eye or reflections that can affect the overall quality of the image of you. You need to have a clear complexion on the photographs with no excessive use of makeup or anything that could cover the face.

German passport photo specifications:

  • The photograph should be 35mm x 45mm, with the measurement from chin to crown being 32-36mm
  • If your face measurement is below 27mm or above 40mm the photograph will not be accepted by the German government

German Passport Photo

  • Full facial features should be clearly visible as well as the top of the applicants shoulders
  • No shadows are allowed on neither the applicant nor the background
  • The background should be a neutral grey colour, if you have a darker face and hair the background should be light-grey
  • The applicant’s head should be square to the camera, looking directly into the camera, with both eyes open and mouth closed
  • We recommend that you do not wear glasses in your photograph to ensure that it will pass the standards met by the German government, however if you must, the applicants eyes should not be covered by the frames at all
  • Head coverings are not allowed under any circumstances, but there are exceptions due to some religious reasons
  • If the applicant is aged 9 and under, your face should take up 50-80% of the photograph, therefore the measurements from bottom of chin to the crown will be between 22-36mm
  • Children aged 5 and under follow the same guidelines as children aged 9 and under, but a neutral expression, looking into the camera, and face centred in the photo is not required
  • For babies younger than one, eyes do not have to be open

The quality of the actual photograph should be good with a high print finish, which will be guaranteed to be provided for you in store.

German Passport Photo information

Germany has also joined the bandwagon of countries that have adopted the latest biometric system, which calls for a contactless smartcard chip along with a 13.56 MHz loop antenna implanted to the rear cover page. Besides, two scanned fingerprints are also included in the passport and added to the chip. All applicants filing for a passport should follow specifications outlines. Validity period for German passports for those under 24 is six years, and 10 years for applicants who are older. Passport’s cover design is burgundy red like other EU passports.

German Visa Photo Requirements

  • Any type of head coverings isn’t allowed in photographs for German Visa and Passport. There are exceptions for certain religious sentiments, though it is good to clarify.
  • Face should cover about 70 – 80% of the photograph.
  • The subject’s eyes should be visible and neither glass nor hair should cover it. Also, tinted glass, glass reflections or even sunglasses aren’t acceptable.
  • Photo contrast and sharpness should be perfect.
  • Photo shouldn’t be blurred or unclear – too light / shadows in the background, etc.
  • Lighting should be even and redeyes should be avoided.
  • The photo should be printed on good quality paper and the resolution should be 600 dpi or higher. Photos shouldn’t be pixelated and can be black and white or color.
  • For children aged 9 or under, face must be 50 – 80% and should measure between 22 – 36mm. If the measurement is <17 mm or >40mm, the photo can be rejected.
  • For children under 5, facial measurements remain the same. However, there are no restrictions like neutral expression, center alignment or even looking into the camera directly. If it is a baby under 1 year, their eyes don’t have to open.
  • Photograph should be taken against a neutral gray background. However, it can be medium-gray for those with light-colored hair and face and light gray for those with darker hair and face.

Why You Should Chose Reload Internet

We only Charge £9.99 for 6 quantities of German Passport & Visa photo and there are a number of reasons why customer choose Reload Internet to get their passport photos through us. Some of them include:

  • While-You-Wait Service
  • Personalised Services
  • Full Knowledge of All Applicable Rules and Regulations for Photos
  • Preview the Image for Approval
  • Cater for all Passport Photo sizes worldwide

Biometric documents are the highest quality photographs and it is very important to adhere to these requirements and ensure your German Passport Photo or visa photo for Germany is accurate. Any discrepancy from the requirements will mean you have to go through the procedure all over again and will only delay you further. Choose Reload Internet for your German Passport Photos today!

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