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Size, Specifications and Requirements
(For, Russian Visa,
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to announce extension of our revolutionary online Passport Photo services
for Russian Passport photos. It
is difficult to get non-standard size passport photos taken in the USA.
Unless you specifically ask for, most stores will print 2x2 inch US
Passport photos for you. However with Online Passport photos, you can
easily order passport photos for Russian Passport, 8 Passport Photos
for $7.95, delivered directly to your home. Note: You can also get them
usually within 24 hours by either selecting an option to pick at your
local Walgreens store or by asking us to e-mail passport photos in a
4x6 print format that you can take to any photo lab or store and get
thank you very
much. We got pictures yesterday from Walgreens. They look great.
I will recommend
you to my friends and will come back soon for more pictures.
Have a great
May 13, 2011.
Russian Passport Photo specs: We
see two different specifications.
(If you are of Russian origin,
please help us and other people from your country by letting us know
the correct format for Russian passport photos. Kindly click
on this link and let us know if Specs #1 or Specs #2 mentioned below
is accurate. Thanks for your time.)
One customer Sergei G has mentioned that the following (Specs #1) are used for Internal Russian Passport and Specs#2 are used for External Russian passport so while ordering, you can mention Internal or External Passport in Special Instructions.
#1) Some of the resources on the
Internet list following requirements for Russian Passport photos. They
are similar to the Passport photo specifications for European Union
but a bit different. Russian Passport photos require 5 mm space between
top of head and the top of the photo.
- Photos should be 3.5cms
- Head must occupy atounf
70-75% of the total photo
- There should be around
5mm from top of the photo to the top of the head
#2) Some customers from Russian origin
provided us following
photo specs. (Please
see this attached PDF for details specs). Many customers specifically
ask us for these specs so we are by default going to use these specs
- The picture size must
be 35 mm x 45 mm (1 3/8" x 1 3/4").
- The size of the head,
from chin to crown, must be between 25 mm and 30 mm.
–азмер головы от подбородка до верхней части прически (или в отдельных
случа€х до макушки) должен быть в пределах 25-30мм
- The size of the face must
not be less than 20 mm
- The distance from the
chin to the photograph bottom line must not be less than 15 mm (3/5")
- The face must be square
to the camera with a neutral expression The photographs must show
the full front view of the head, which must be close to the top of
the frame. The top of the shoulders must be seen in the photo.
IMPORTANT: So unless specifically
requested to us by clicking on this form
which specs to use, we will use Specs#2 above.
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Sent: Mon 02/28/2011 9:09 AM
To: Passport Photos
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Russian Visa Photos
We are not able to find authentic
detailed Russian Visa photo specifications so your best bet is to refer
to your paperwork or visa instructions, or contact the consulate you
are applying to and ask for the size.
Based on our experience, most foreign consulates in the USA (including
Indian consulates in the USA, China consulates in the USA, Mexico consulates
etc) accept 2x2 inch photos for visitors. Most probably your consulate
may be accepting 2x2 inch photos too.
Some Russian Consulates in the USA have asked for 35x45mm sized photos.
The best specs for
35x45mm we found are from Consulate
General of the Russian Federation in in New York: http://www.ruscon.org/visa_dep_ENG.html
Visa Photo Specifications (when they ask for 35x45mm photos)
Ј The photograph must be a full-face view in which the visa applicant
is facing the camera directly, with eyes open
Ј The photograph must have been taken within the last six months
The photo for each visa applicant submitted must measure:
Ј 35 mm X 45 mm (1 3/8" X 1 3/4") with the head centered in the frame.
Ј The applicant should not look down or to either side, and the face
should cover about 50 percent of the photo area.
Ј Side or angled views are NOT accepted.
Ј Lighting should be such that there are no distracting shadows on the
face or background
Ј The photos must be clear, well defined and taken against a plain white
or light-colored background
Ј In general, the applicant's head, including both face and hair, should
be shown from the crown of the head to the tip of the chin on top and
bottom and from hairline side-to-side.
Ј Sunglasses or other wear which detracts from the face are not acceptable
unless required for medical reasons (an eye patch, for example).
Ј Group photos are NOT acceptable. As a separate visa is issued to each
qualified applicant, a photo of each applicant is required
Ј Your face must be square to the camera with a neutral expression,
neither frowning nor smiling, and with your mouth closed
Ј Photocopied photographs are NOT accepted.
Attaching the Photo
Ј Glue the one photograph to the application in the designated space
(a double-sided adhesive tape could be used). Do not staple photograph.
Ј Do not enclose photographs
in glassine or other types of envelopes.
Detailed Specs from
Sorry we can't read Russian
language, so if you can download the PDF
here and send us detailed specs in English from page 5-6, we would greatly
appreciate it. Also, this will also help prospective visitors who want
to visit Russia.
Decoding the math equations, looks like they want -
* overall photo in 35x45mm in size
*Eye/ear level from bottom is between 23mm and 31mm
* Distance between two ears or width of the face is around 25mm
* Face can not be bigger
To order Russian Visa Photos,
please visit the Payment
Page, enter Photo Type as Visa, Size of Photos as 35x45mm or 2x2
inch and Country as Russia. As shown below.
DIVISION OF THE EMBASSY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN WASHINGTON,
District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky,
Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina,
Virginia and West Virginia.
CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN NEW YORK
Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island and Vermont.
CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN SAN FRANCISCO
California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah.
CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN SEATTLE
Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota,
Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
GENERAL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN HOUSTON
Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas.
Russian Consulate in San-Francisco
2790 Green Street,
San Francisco, CA 94123
Telephone: (415) 928-6878 , (415) 202-9800 Fax: (415) 929-0306
Office hours: Monday Ц Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.-5:30
Open to public: Visa Desk: Monday Ц Friday 9:00 am Ц 12:00pm Passport
and Legal Desk: Monday Ц Friday 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed for USA and Russian Federation holidays
Jurisdiction: Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Colorado (CO), Hawaii (HI),
Nevada (NV), New Mexico (NM), Oregon (OR) and Utah (UT).
Russian Consulate in New York
Address: 9 East
91 Street, New York, NY 10128
Telephone: (212) 348-0926 Fax: (212) 831-9162
Office hours: Monday Ц Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.-5:00
Open to public: Monday Ц Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Closed for United
States and Russian holidays Head of Jurisdiction: Connecticut
(CT), Maine (ME), Massachusetts (MA), New Jersey (NJ), New Hampshire
(NH), New York (NY), Pennsylvania (PA), Rhode Island (RI) and Vermont
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