Brazil Passport Photo

Brazil Passport Photo

Get your perfect biometric photo (compliance guaranteed)

What do you get?

You save time and money - take a biometric photo conveniently without leaving home

Convenience
Digital photo within a few seconds or printouts shipping to your home
Professional service
Over 1,000,000 people have used our services within 7 years.
Guarantee of acceptance
If your photo is rejected by authorities, we will refund you twice the price you paid
Satisfaction guarantee
Take as many photo shots as you want - you pay only when you are satisfied

What do our users write about us?

The reviews come from our customer satisfaction surveys.

Fi Peverell

I'm really pleased with the result. They are very helpful and professional. Really fast response time and aswsome passport photo. I recommend it strongly.

Andrea Wilson

A really easy format to get passport pictures. Very fast response to my questions via email.

Ann Y.

Excellent service. Very good software that enhanced our photos. They also did a manual check and had me redo one of the pictures for free. I have only used online passport photos for more than 10 years. This is by far the best.

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Brazilian Passport Photo Size & Requirements

Brazil Passport Photo Guide: How to Make the Perfect Picture
Size
Width: 50 mm
Height: 70 mm
Resolution
300 dpi
Image definition parameters
  • Head height: 42 mm
  • Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 8 mm
Is it suitable for online submission?
yes
Is it printable?
yes
Background Color

How to take a photo?

Body-camera distance
1
Body-camera distance
Posture: Straight ahead
Posture: Straight ahead
2
Posture: Straight ahead
Even lighting on both sides of the face
Even lighting on both sides of the face
3
Even lighting on both sides of the face

Brazilian passport photo guidelines

Take a picture for your Brazilian passport with your smartphone. Be confident that it meets all the legal requirements. Do not overpay, and save valuable time!

When you apply for a Brazilian passport, you have to attach two (2) printed color photographs to the application. The Brazilian passport photo must be a recent photo, which means it cannot be taken earlier than six (6) months before you send in your application.

There are a few different permissible sizes. The most popular Brazil passport photo size is 3,5 cm x 4,5 cm. You can also use photos size 5 cm x 7 cm and 5 cm x 5 cm. All these dimensions are allowed, and you may produce your passport photo in any one of these sizes. We suggest you get your picture automatically sized to the most popular size (35 mm x 45 mm) using a smart passport photo resizing app. Once you upload your photo to this App, your picture will be resized in one second and you can be sure that your application will not be rejected because of your picture.

Brazil passport photo specs

The photo for your Brazilian passport must meet certain requirements in terms of quality. The image must be properly exposed: overexposed and underexposed pictures are not acceptable. The same rule applies to the contrast and saturation levels: too high or too low will disqualify your picture. 

Your face should be evenly lit. The picture must show your natural skin tones and the real color of your eyes. Be careful when using the flash on your camera, because the flash can cause the “red eye” effect which will disqualify the picture.

The picture must be printed on photo-quality paper, not with an inkjet printer. It must be printed in natural color; filters and effects are not allowed. It cannot be blurred or damaged. Any defects, marks, stamps or other patterns on the image will disqualify the photo. Selfies are not allowed

In a nutshell, your picture for your Brazilian passport must be:

  • clear, sharp and focused,
  • properly exposed with good lighting,
  • show your actual skin color and eye color,
  • of good contrast and saturation,
  • well-printed, without streaks, blurs or blobs,
  • printed with dye-sublimation process,
  • not damaged in any way.

Brazilian passport photo required cropping and composition

The Brazilian passport photo must show the candidate’s full face and hair, from the tip of the chin to the top of the head; the image must also include the candidates’ full neck, and the upper part of shoulders must be visible. Your face needs to be clearly visible: your hair must not obscure any part of your face below the line of the eyebrows. Moreover, make sure that there is space left between the top of your head and the upper edge of the photo. If you have voluminous hair, consider pulling it back.

The photo must be taken directly in front of the applicant, with the applicant’s head and torso directly facing the camera (the en-face view). Your head must be centered and your eyes must be looking directly into the camera. Photos with closed eyes, tilted heads, dramatic lighting and exaggerated facial expression will be rejected. 

Photo for a Brazilian passport – to smile or not to smile?

You need to know the requirements regarding facial expression in the Brazilian passport photo because if you pose the wrong way, your photo will be rejected. A neutral facial expression is mandatory. Do not smile or frown. Don’t even blink! Keep your eyes open — but not in a wild, crazy stare. Just relax your face and don’t blink for a while.

When you are posing, make sure that you:

  • stand up straight,
  • look right into the camera,
  • keep your eyes open and your mouth closed,
  • don’t tilt your head in any direction,
  • and that you do NOT smile!

Background requirements for a Brazilian passport photo

The background in the Brazilian passport photo must be white only. Specifically, it must be a plain and uniform white, with no patterns or shadows. There can be no objects or other people visible in the background. To get good contrast and not blend into the background, do not wear a white top for the picture.

To get a perfect background in your Brazilian passport picture, upload your photo to the Passport Photo Maker and wait one or two seconds. This tool instantly changes your existing background into the perfect plain white background! 

Glasses in the Brazilian passport picture

If you wear prescription eyeglasses, you may keep them on in the photo. Check with our passport photo validator to see if your photo is suitable: the lenses cannot have glare obscuring your eyes, and the frames cannot cast shadows on your face. Sunglasses and tinted lenses are not allowed at all. Our tool will inform you whether your image meets the requirements for glasses; if it doesn’t, simply take and create another photo for free.

Head coverings and hair accessories

Generally speaking, head coverings such as hats, caps and scarves are not allowed. If you wear a head covering every day for cultural or religious reasons, such as hijabs, turbans and yarmulkes, you may keep it on for your passport photo but make sure that it does not obscure your face. Your facial features have to be clearly visible.

What’s about accessories and jewelry in the Brazil passport photo? Jewelry and piercings are allowed to be worn in Brazilian passport photos. Big hair accessories like ribbons and bows are forbidden, as are handheld accessories such as purses and pets. Also, you can’t tuck your sunglasses into your hairdo.

Brazil passport photo - take it with your phone!

Maybe you thought you had to go to a professional photography studio to get the perfect photo for your Brazilian passport. Not so! Save your time and money and get a professional-quality photo for the Brazilian passport in a moment! Using our smart photo app, creating the perfect photo is easy! Our photo generator is available to use online or download. Download it from the AppStore for iOS operating devices, or get it from the Google Play Store for smartphones using Android.

Take your picture at any time — whenever is convenient for you. Take it in the privacy of your own home, or anywhere else you like: at work, in the park, or at the library. And don’t worry about the background, because our smart Photo App takes care of that automatically. All you need is:

  • a smartphone, tablet or a digital camera (do not use a webcam),
  • a helpful friend or a tripod (because “selfies” are not accepted),
  • the photo requirements regarding size, composition, cropping, etc., and
  • our photo app to properly resize, crop and adjust your picture

Brazilian passport photo validator

Creating a correct Brazilian passport photo at home is easy. At home, you can try out as many hairstyles and outfits as you like. There’s no rush; you’re not paying a studio by the hour. You pay only for results you like. The intelligent Brazil passport photo app verifies that your picture meets all the official regulations and requirements, so you can be confident that the picture you attach to your passport application is perfect.

Last update: 5/16/22

Frequently Asked Questions

❓ Can I attach a black and white photo to my Brazilian passport application?

No. Only color pictures will be accepted. Moreover, colors must be real so do not use color filters in your picture.

❓ Can I print my Brazil passport photo using an inkjet printer?

No. Passport photos must be printed on photo-quality paper. Check where in your neighbourhood you can print photos immediately - it may be a self-service photo kiosk, photo booth or one-hour photo service in some store or mall.

❓ What is the recommended Brazilian passport photo tool?

We advise you to check out the Passport Photo Online smart photo App which is able to resize, crop, remove background and verify your picture in terms of requirements. It has very good opinions from clients, is cheap and easy to use.
2 colour, printed pieces are required.
No, any software alteration in the picture by computer software is forbidden and will cause the rejection of the photo.
If you are looking for a tool that verifies your photo in terms of accordance with requirements, download the passport validating photo online app. The app will verify your picture and inform you if it is correct or not.
In such a case the time of processing your application might be longer. Check your photo before you attach it to the application or have it verified by the Online Photo Validator.
You can get it in the studio, in a photo booth, or at your place! Use your smartphone or a digital camera and then adjust the picture with our Passport photo editor.
You do not need to look for the closest photo studio or a photo booth and risk that your picture would be not suitable. You can take your passport photo wherever you want at any time, just using a dedicated photo creator.
Photo taken with a tablet is ok, but do not take a picture with the webcam. Such photos do not meet quality requirements.
Your passport photo must be taken within the last 6 months.
Yes, the beard is allowed in the passport photo, you do not have to shave it.
Headgears worn for religious purposes are allowed under the condition that they do not obscure or cover in any way the candidate’s face.
Yes. The biometric photo must be taken as an en-face view with the eyes looking straight at the camera. It is a general rule for passport photos and ID photos.
They are but make sure that frames do not obscure your eyes and glasses do not give glare.
Absolutely! After capturing a photo by your phone, upload it to Online Passport Photo Maker and have it resized and cropped automatically!
No, do not smile, do not open your mouth. A neutral facial expression is required.
The image of the head from the chin to the top, the neck and the upper part of the shoulders must be seen in the image. If you are not sure how to do it, just use a cropping passport photo tool.
You can find some different information about the sizes of Brazilian passport photos. The most recommended is 35 mm x 45 mm. If you want to resize your picture, just upload it to the Resizing Passport Photo App.

About the document

Brazil Passport

The Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil) is the largest country in both Americas with over 211 millions of inhabitants. Every Brazilian citizen can apply for a passport of their homeland and it is issued by the federal government, through the Federal Police. All the information in the Brazilian passport is written in Portuguese and English.

Biometric passports in Brazil

Since 2015 Brazilian passports are biometric - it means that as such documents they satisfy the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards about the encrypted data and biodata. The Brazilian travelling document has a data page with a machine-readable zone and a biometric photograph of the passport holder. The Brazilian passport is valid for 10 years.

Besides the biometric photo of the passport’s holder, the info page contains the following data:

  • Issuing country (Brazil)
  • Passport number
  • Surname(s)
  • Given name(s)
  • Nationality (Brasileiro(a))
  • Date of birth
  • Identity number (in blank by default)
  • Sex
  • Birthplace
  • Filiation (the legal ascendant(s)
  • Issue date
  • Expiry date
  • Issuing authority

The bearer's signature is placed on the third page. This is why a personal meeting is necessary during the process of application for a passport. The holder must sign a dedicated form in order to transfer his/her signature to the passport’s page.

Application for a Brazilian passport

Nowadays, you are able to make all your Brazilian passport applications via the Internet - just log on to the Federal Police Department's Website. You have to download, fill in and print the online form as well as print bank confirmation of paying the passport fee.

Once you do this, you are asked to make an appointment, you can do it online too. Keep in mind that you must have the appointment scheduled, otherwise, the officer can refuse you to accept your application.

Then, all you need to do is to go to the chosen Federal Police post and present all necessary documents. There is the basic list of documents:

  • ID card or another ID document
  • birth certificate;
  • Federal Revenue Secretariat (income tax) registration certificate (known as "CPF", will be waived if the number already appears on the ID document, which is common);
  • receipt of payment of the passport fee;
  • application form printed from the online page.

You must be present at the spot twice - for applying for and collecting the passport. If you apply for a passport for your minor-dependent child, you must be present with them at the meeting and pick up the document in person too.

The passport application process takes up to 6 working days.

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