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Body-camera distance

The distance between the face and the camera should be about 40 cm. Ideally the photo should be taken by the other person.


Posture: Straight ahead

Place your face in front of the lens. Hold the camera at eye level and keep neutral face expression.



Stand facing the light source, for example an exposed window. The background will be cut out, don't worry about it.

Albanian Passport Photo Size & Requirements

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Width: 40 mm
Height: 50 mm
600 dpi
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More about Albanian Passport Photo - Requirements

Albanian passport photo requirements

Every biometric passport (like Albania’s) must contain a biometric photo meeting some special requirements. In order to complete your Albanian passport application, you must provide two photographs of yourself. These pictures must meet certain biometric photo standards, and if they don’t, your picture will be rejected. How can you make sure your passport picture is correct? 

You will learn:

  • the required picture size in mm,
  • the required volume of the head (in mm and %) within the photo,
  • how to easily crop a picture and how to resize it to the required dimensions,
  • what pose to use, 
  • the required background color, and how to digitally clean up your background,
  • how to avoid the most common mistakes,
  • how to get a 100% guaranteed acceptable picture,
  • how to save money and time by taking a perfect passport photo at home.

Albanian passport photo guidelines - take the picture with your smartphone

It’s not required to take your Albanian passport picture in a government office or a professional photography studio, so why not take it wherever you like? At home, at work, or maybe outside, in a garden or a park? You can do it anywhere, at any time. All you need are:

  • your smartphone, tablet or digital camera,
  • a helping hand (because selfies are not allowed), or a tripod if you prefer to do it by yourself,
  • the Albanian passport photo specifications
  • the Albanian passport photo maker, in order to crop, resize and fine-tune your picture to meet the requirements.

The passport photo maker is very helpful and it lets you save time and money. With our photo app and your smartphone, you will create the perfect photo in seconds!

Advantages of taking a your own passport photos 

You will save valuable time because you won’t need to drive anywhere, wait in line, or spend hours (if not days) waiting for your pictures to be ready. You will also save money, because creating a passport photo online by yourself is much cheaper than the price of a professional studio.

But this is not all! Taking your picture at home allows you to try different hairstyles and outfits and to experiment with makeup. You want to create the perfect photo - after all, people will be looking at it for the next ten years.

A perfect photo for an Albanian passport with no risk 

You don’t have to worry about the exact specifications required for your picture. The smart Passport Photo Online verifies that your photo meets all of the government requirements and regulations . We guarantee that your picture will be accepted by the authorities, and you pay only for 100% correct photos. So, ready to create your perfect passport-style photo with your phone?

Photo for Albanian passport - required size

The size of yourAlbanian passport photo must be exactly 40 mm in width x 50 mm in height. If you don’t know how to get this size using your smartphone, tablet or digital camera, use our Albanian passport photo resizer. It automatically resizes uploaded photos to the right dimensions, and it takes only two or three seconds!

Albanian passport photo - required crop

The photo of the Albanian passport must show your head, neck and upper shoulders; your entire face must be evenly illuminated and clearly visible--no shadows.

Do not use the zoom function in your smartphone or camera. “Selfies” are forbidden because this kind of view distorts facial features. 

In the picture, your head and hair must be 70 to 80% of the image. The head image cannot measure less than 31 mm or more than 36 mm. The minimum required distance between the top of the head and the upper edge of the photo is 3 mm, and the maximum is 5 mm.

Sounds complicated? Not at all!

Use the Albanian Passport Photo cropping tool, and get your picture perfectly cropped in 3 seconds!

Albanian passport picture background and colors

You must provide 2 color photos showing you in front of a white background. Only color photos are acceptable and the colors in the picture must accurately represent your actual skin, eyes and hair colors. Do not attach monochromatic (black and white) pictures, or pictures altered by color filters.

Additionally, the background in the Albanian passport photo must be clear and plain - no shadows or patterns on the background, and no other people or objects can be visible in the image.

But this doesn’t mean that you have to take the picture against awhite wall. With our app, you can take your picture against any background at all. The Albanian passport photo background editor changes your background into a uniform white background automatically, within seconds.

Facial expression and pose in the Albanian passport photo

Some people say that a passport biometric photo is a lot like a mugshot. It has to be that way to facilitate border services in the identification of passport holders.

You have to pose for your passport photo in a certain way:

  1. You should stand up straight facing the camera. Do not tilt your head at any angle. Look straight into the camera lens. 
  2. You shouldn’t be too far away, but not too close, either. Make sure that your whole head and the top of your shoulders are inside the frame. The recommended distance is 0,5 m from the background and approximately 1,5 m from the camera.
  3. The passport photo must show the full front view of the head (only an en-face view is acceptable), with the face in the center of the image. 
  4. You must keep a neutral facial expression - do not smile, frown or tighten your mouth.
  5. Your eyes must be open and clearly visible, so take off your glasses before capturing your photo.

Clothing, hairstyle and accessories in the Albanian passport photo

What about the clothes, jewellery, glasses and headgears in Albanian passport photos? 

Dress code in Albanian passport photos

There is only one dress code rule for about a dress-code in Albanian passport photos. You must not wear uniforms or clothes which resemble uniforms. No camouflage patterns, no insignia of rank.

Other than that, you can wear one of your favourite outfits. A simple shirt with buttons and either a collar or V-neckline is our recommendation. Avoid white tops because they will disappear into the white background.

Head coverings in the Albania passport photo

In general, covering your head in the Albanian passport picture is forbidden.

There are some exemptions: if you wear your head covering for religious or cultural reasons, you can keep it in a passport photo. That means that you may keep your hijab, turban, yarmulke, or other headgear worn for religious, cultural and traditional reasons. But fashion headgear is not allowed. This applies to caps, hats, headbands, sweatbands, scarfs, etc.

If you must keep your headgear, make sure that it does not obscure your face. Be sure your facial features are clearly visible from your forehead to your chin. No shadow can cast on your face.

Glasses in the Albanian passport photo

If you wear prescription glasses every day, you may keep them on while capturing a passport photo, but we highly recommend taking them off. The photograph must be free from reflection, glare and shadows, and eyeglasses can cause all of these.

Make sure that your eyes are visible and that the frames of your glasses don’t cover your eyes or cast shadows on your face. Glasses must be transparent; tinted glasses are forbidden even if they are for medical reasons.

Jewellery in the Albanian passport photos

You do not need to remove jewellery or facial piercing before taking a photo for your Albanian passport, as long as these items do not obscure any part of your face and do not cast any shadows or reflections on your skin.

Keep in mind, however, that massive earrings can obscure your facial oval, so take away oversized earrings before capturing your picture.

Hairstyle and beard in the Albanian passport photo

The general rule about long hair is simply that it must not obscure any area of the face. If you have long hair you can pull it back or wear it up, but you can also wear your hair down; exposing the ears is not as necessary as it used to be. 

You do not need to shave your beard if you have one. As long as his facial features are recognizable, a man may keep his beard.

Technical requirements for the Albanian passport photo

The photos you submit along with your passport application must satisfy certain quality standards. The photos (2 pieces) must be:

  • printed on high-quality paper,
  • produced using dye-sublimation (not printed on your home printer),
  • of a minimal resolution of 600 dpi,
  • sharply focused in all areas,
  • rich in contrast and clarity,
  • properly exposed (not overlit or underlit),
  • not damaged, scratched or marked.

Remember also that your photographs must be recent (taken during the last 6 months) and original (not altered by any computer software such as Photoshop). You can use a smart Passport Photo Online background eraser to clean up the background of the picture. 

Musts and must-nots of an Albanian passport picture

Here is a summary of the most important rules you must follow when capturing a photo for your Albanian passport. Remember that:

  • The en-face view is mandatory.
  • The head must be located in the central spot of the picture.
  • The head must be straight (not tilted in any direction). 
  • Your mouth must be closed.
  • The applicant must look straight into the camera lens.
  • Smiling is not allowed. Only neutral facial expressions are permitted. 
  • Your face must be properly illuminated and exposed, and not covered by hair, headgear, glasses frames, etc.
  • Photos must be printed in color and be of a good quality and resolution.

Some applicants commit mistakes that cause delays in processing their passport applications. In order to avoid problems, remember that your photo must not be:

  • damaged, scratched or marked,
  • monochromatic, in unnatural colors, in sepia, etc.,
  • in the wrong size,
  • incorrectly cropped,
  • taken against a background that is not uniform, white, and free of shadows, objects and other people.

Albanian passport photo maker online

Did the question “Where can I take an Albanian passport photo near me?” cross your mind? If so, we have an answer for you.

You can take your Albanian passport photo wherever you want. Thanks to the smart passport photo app, you won’t have to worry about size, cropping or getting the correct background. With the generator of Passport Photo Online you can create the perfect passport-style photo in 3 seconds. Your picture will be resized, cropped, and corrected to meet all the requirements. You will save time and money. 

Passport photo maker for iPhone, Samsung and other smartphones

The resizing and cropping photo app is available online, where you can upload your photo directly to the website. Or you can download the app from the AppStore or Google Play Store.

This App verifies every photo, and you get feedback on each picture you upload. Once the App says your picture is ready, we guarantee it will be accepted by the passport office, or double your money back!

Last update: 5/30/23

About the document

The Republic of Albania issues Albanian passports to its citizens as the document facilitating international travels and as proof of Albanian citizenship. Getting a passport is the inalienable right of every Albanian national. 

Once abroad, a holder of this passport is able to get assistance from Albanian consular missions. Within the country, passports are used as proof of identity. Albanian passports are normally valid 10 years from the date of issue.

Biometric passport

Albanian passports meet all the requirements for biometric documents and they are called e-passports, electronic passports or just biometric passports. The passport facilitates visa-free travel to European Union member countries for Albanian nationals.

The Albanian passport is machine-readable and contains a microchip storing the holder’s biometric data such as fingerprints, photograph and signature. The data can be quickly read by immigration services with wireless radio-frequency identification technology. 

The Albanian passport is considered one of the most reliable and advanced in the world. The process of producing it is strictly controlled by civil servants.

Application for an Albanian passport

If you live in Albania, in order to get your passport you need to go to the local post office and pay the fee, and then visit the registry office of the municipality. Usually, scheduling an appointment is not needed but it depends on your local authorities. In the office, the data is collected and you have to fill in and sign the application form. All the documents are then sent to Tirana, where the passport will be produced.

When your passport is ready, you will be informed by the passport authorities. Happy travels!

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Are glasses allowed in an Albania passport photo?

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Yes, you can pose in glasses if their frames do not cover your eyes. Glasses must be transparent.

How much does it cost to create an Albanian passport photo?

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It depends on where you take it. You will pay much more in a professional studio or a photo booth than in a case when you take it yourself, for example at home. Using a smart Passport Photo App is far cheaper than any other way of producing a passport picture.

How to verify if my Albanian passport photo is correct?

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If you are looking for a tool that verifies your photo in terms of accordance with requirements, download the validating photo online app. The app will verify your picture and inform you if it is correct or not.
Everywhere you want! You can create your passport photo yourself - just capture a picture and upload it to the intelligent Passport Photo App and it will be done in 3 seconds!
No, you do not need to take it professionally. Thanks to an online Passport Photo Maker you can take your picture on your own!
No. You must submit a photo taken within the last 6 months.
Yes, do not wear a tank top as your shoulders and chest must not be exposed. We recommend not wearing white clothes just to contrast with the background.
No, photos attached to your passport application in Albania must be in color. Colors must be real and represent your skin tones.
No. The passport photo must be always printed on high-quality paper and dye-sublimation processes must be used for printing.
Headgears worn for religious purposes, such as hijabs or hats are allowed but make sure that this item does not cover or drop a shadow on your face. Your full face must be visible in the passport photo.
Yes but only if facial piercing does not obscure your face features. Consider taking off shining, huge earrings as they can give a glare on your face or obscure the face oval.
No. You must attach 2 printed passport-style photos together with your passport application.
No, do not attach a selfie picture to your passport application. Such photos do not meet quality requirements and are often rejected.
The background must be white. Moreover, it also must be clear of objects and shadows. If you are not able to obtain the required color of the background, use a photo creator erasing every type of background.
Sure, you do! You can take the passport photo with a phone, tablet or digital camera. Do not use a webcam.
No. A neutral facial expression is required. Do not open your mouths and do not smile. Just look at the camera lens with a neutral facial expression.
In the crop, all your head with hair, neck and the upper part of the shoulders must be visible. Use the Cropping Tool for Passport Photos and have it done!
In order to do it, you can use a resizing photo App, upload the photo and it will be resized automatically to the size 40 x 50 mm.
The correct size of the Albanian passport photo is 40 mm in width x 50 mm in height.
Yes, this is the requirement for passport photos in every country.
In your photo, you must be facing the camera (the en-face view is required) with your mouth closed and a neutral facial expression (no smile).
You have to attach to your application 2 printed, color photographs.