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Schengen visa photos (Europe EU Visa)

We are pleased to extend our online passport photo service for European Union Visa photos AKA Schengen Visa, or Schengen passport photos. You will find some useful information about Schengen Visa photos are below. Depending on your requirements we will mail you 6 to 8 Schengen visa photos. If you need the photos urgently, after placing an order, please e-mail us the address of your local Walgreens store (or click here) and we will make your photos available at your local Walgreens store without any extra charge. (Note: We can also make them available at your Target store but your store will require a payment of 20 cents at the time of pickup.)


European Visa Photo- "Schengen Visa Photo Size":

There is not one single size that fits all European Union/Schengen countries' EU Visa applications. The Schengen Visa Photo size can be 50 mm x 50 mm (or 45 mm x 45 mm, or 35 mm x 45 mm ). So please refer to your application form or the consulate you are going to submit your Schengen Visa application to and let us know the size of photos they need by sending an e-mail to  passport photo.


Schengen/EU Visa Photo Requirements

The photograph specifications for any short-term Schengen visa application are:
  • Two identical photos. Not older than six months.
  • Photo size: 35x45mm.
  • In color. No black and white
  • Head should take 70-80% of the photo.
  • Brightly colored background. Light grey is suggested. No patterns allowed.
  • The applicant should be looking straight at the camera.
  • Neutral facial expression. No smile and mouth closed
  • Avoid uniforms or colors matching the background.
  • You must not wear any headwear (The rule has exceptions for certain credible religious reasons).
  • The photo must be high-quality and professional.
  • Schengen visa photo requires that it clearly shows your facial features from the tip of your chin to the crown of your head as well as the left and right sides of your face. Your face must fill around 70 to 80% of the photo- face must be somewhere between 32 and 36 mm high.
  • Red eyes must be avoided.
  • Only color photos are accepted
  • Photos should have a light background
IMPORTANT: We find variations in Europe Visa/Schengen Visa Photo Size requirements so please let us know the photo requirements mentioned in your application form in an e-mail after you place an order.

Important Links for European Visa Schengen Visa Photos:
The General The Consulate of France in Houston requires 35x45-sized photos. The Consulate General of France in New York ( From this website: All forms must be completely and legibly filled out in black or blue ink, signed, and dated. All photos must be recent, identical, and passport size - 2" x 2" (4,5cm x 4,5cm) and showing the face front the forehead hairline and ears on a white background)

Some samples from Germany Schengen Visa Photos
Sample Schengen Visa Photos taken from the French Consulate website in Houston

sample Schengen Visa photo size