Danish Passport Photo

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Danemark Passport Photo - Size and Requirements

Danish Passport Photo
Width: 35 mm
Height: 45 mm
600 dpi
Image definition parameters
  • Head height: 34.5 mm
  • Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 3 mm
Is it suitable for online submission?
Is it printable?
Background Color

How to make a photo?

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

Danish Passport Photo Guidelines

Danish passport photos contain your biometric information: your precise characteristics in that case, which is why it is important to clearly show your face on your passport photo. No glasses, no hair falling on your face, no smile, no funny faces, not too much makeup, eyes open… To learn more about the guidelines and precise requirements expressed by the competent authorities for a passport photo in Denmark, we encourage you to read the instructions below.

General Requirements & Size for a Danish Passport Photo

When creating or renewing any type of Danish passport, you will be asked to provide a photo of you, and this passport photo has to comply with some general requirements for it to be validated by authorities in Denmark or by any Danish embassy/consulate. Here below are listed some requirements and size information regarding Danish passport photo : 

  • Two photos are required when applying for a Danish Passport,
  • The photographs have to be identical and recent,
  • For Danish passport photos, a neutral, white background is required.
  • From the background, your facial features should clearly contrast
  • A close-up of your head and shoulders must appear in the Passport photo
  • The Passport photo must be clear and in sharp focus
  • No shadows should be seen in the Passport Photo either on the face or background.
  • If you are wearing glasses, there must be no reflection on the lenses.
  • Sunglasses, hair across the eyes, etc., must not obscure your eyes or cover your face.
  • Your face must be centered, looking directly at the camera with eyes open
  • On your Passport Photo, your mouth should be closed, showing no teeth
  • Danish passport standards specify that you ought to have a neutral expression.
  • It is mentioned in Danish Passport Photo requirements that, unless for religious reasons, your face should be uncovered with no hats or headcover.

Technical Requirements for the Danish Passport Photo

  • Size: The standard passport photos size in Denmark is 45 x 35mm
  • Color: Danish Passport photo can be in colour or in black and white.
  • Head Size: Your face - from the top of your head to your chin - must be between 30 and 36 mm high.
  • Resolution : 600dpi resolution or better

Shadows and colours of the Passport photo

The Passport photo must represent the color of your natural color. It is for this exact reason that it must not be black and white, over-exposed or under-exposed. The best alternative you have is to try to use natural daylight to have the most realistic effect to get rid of unwanted shadows.

Our tips for this:

  • Take a photo while posing in front of the window or a natural source of light.
  • Leave a 2 meters space (7 feet) between you and the camera.
  • Check that the light is uniformly dispersed on your face
  • Do not use a flash lamp because it can create an unnatural "red eyes" effect that causes many images to be refused.

Can I wear a headgear, makeup or jewelry on my Danish Passport Photo?

You can wear makeup and headgears on an official biometric photo for a passport in Denmark. 

Pay attention, however, excessive makeup will get your Passport photo rejected. Only headgears worn are accepted for religious reasons only, according to Denmark’s Passport Photo requirements. Beside religious headgears, it is forbidden to wear a cap or any kind of headgears that could cover your face. 

Too much jewelry can get your Passport application rejected as well. Ears and the oval of the face should be completely visible. 

What about wearing glasses or sunglasses?

You must not wear sunglasses on your biometric photo for a passport in Denmark. According to Danish Passport photo requirements. It is allowed to take your Passport photos with glasses on, as long as it is not blocking the eyes’ visuals. Nevertheless, even if Danish passport photo requirements do not forbid glasses on photos, we still recommend people who wear glasses to take them off, to be sure that their Passport photos will not get rejected. 

Everything you need to know about hair and beard for a Danish Passport photo

If you have bangs, please pay attention to not cover the oval of your face with it. As for people with big hair, you must not let it go outside the photo edge as it can get your photos denied. We advise you to tie it back.

In the Danish Passport photo requirements, there is nothing stated about beards. It is also totally acceptable for you to take your passport photo with your beard on it if you wear one on a regular basis.

Dress code for your Danish Passport photo

Actually, you are free to wear whatever you want - we advised you to opt for something either casual or elegant. We recommend you to avoid wearing light-colored clothing or uniforms. We also recommend you to not wear a tank top, because it could give the impression that you are naked, which is not the best idea look for an official photo you are going to use and show repeatedly for ten years.

The validity of the photo and recent changes in appearance

In your Danish passport submission, you should attach two similar photographs taken within the last 6 months. Maybe you have a template already and would like to use it for this purpose?  Of course, you can use this template, but make sure that your photo is not older than 6 months old.

Nevertheless, if you drastically change your appearance over this period of time, you must send a new photo. You are not required to send new photographs each time you cut, dye hair or grow a beard. Most of the time, In Denmark, children and teenagers under the age of 16 are not required to have a new photo for their passport, even if they have developed through the normal period of development. However, depending on the situations it will be mandatory to send a new photograph. You are required to submit a new photograph if you :

  • Made a gender change.
  • Underwent a facial plastic surgery
  • Experienced a permanent facial deformation
  • Added or removed tattoos / piercing on your face.
  • Lost / gained a large amount of weight.

Children - Biometric Photo Passport Denmark

When travelling with parents, family or friends in a non-visa-free country, even children are going to need their own Danish passport. Age doesn't matter when it comes to passports, and so children are not exempt from these rules. When submitting for a Danish passport, children are also asked to provide an individualised Passport photo of them that is not older than 6 months old. It is quite a challenge to get a correct Passport photo of small children, but it is a must-have when applying for a Passport in Denmark. Beside the others regulations mentioned above, here are also listed other details you should be careful of when you are taking your child Passport photo : 

  • Children must be on their own in the picture with no other objects or people. Toys, bottles and pacifiers or any other objects cannot be photographed with your child. No toys, pacifiers or any other objects should be visible on your child Passport photo.  
  • Babies must not be holding toys or using dummies. 
  • Young children under 6 don't need to look at the camera specifically or have a neutral face.
  • Children under 1 are not required to have their eyes open. If their head is supported by a hand, the hand mustn’t be visible in the photo. 
  • To assure a good position, the child can be either placed on the floor or you can place them in a car seat.

Most common mistakes on Danish Passport Photos

It's the most irritating thing in the world to have your passport application refused only because of your photo. To arrange this passport application, you took time off work, only to find out you have to go through the whole process again because your photographs have been declined. We listed for you some common reasons that can get your Danish Passport Photos rejected :

  • If you smile or make a funny face - Unfortunately, if you smile in your photo for your passport, then it will be refused. You basically have to look the same way people look on a mugshot - keep a neutral/serious expression: it is indeed wise to look as smart and as respectable as you can.
  • “Red eye” effect - when taking a picture using a strong flash, your pupils could appear as if they are red - which would cause your photo to be refused. To avoid this, please be careful that your pupils are clearly visible, that the light is natural and evenly dispersed so that your eyes and the structure of your face is well defined.
  • Having a Passport photo creased, having staple holes or otherwise marked could get your photo rejected.
  • Uneven lighting - in order to see your details precisely for the biometric photo and to prevent shadow, the light must be distributed evenly on your face, or else your photo could get rejected.
  • Head tilted - You must look straight at the camera! If you take a semi-profile, a profile type of photo or any other snap where your head is tilted and your eyes are not looking directly into the camera lens, your picture will get rejected.
  • Digital retouching to alter or enhance your facial features - Using any photo editor software like Photoshop to modify your appearance is not allowed for official passport photos. Passport photo should reflect your true self and your true appearance :)

Online photo tool for Danish passport photo

Congratulations! You successfully read all the text above, and you may now be considering taking the perfect passport photo at home, or outside, or in any place you want. You may wonder, okay then what do I do now? Easy, all you have to do is to download our app, and let us prove to you that it is super duper easy to make your dream Passport Photo in less than a minute! Your mission is to look decent and to take in account every guideline mentioned above. Then, leave it to us! We will be the one to take care of the rest of your photo by cropping, resizing it to make it match general and technical requirements.

Did you know that your Danish Passport photo might be rejected by Danish official authorities if it does not meet all the official requirements? In Denmark, passport photographs must be recent, no objects in the background should be apparent, your face must be well-focused, and the light has to be even on both sides of your face. These are just some of the requirements your passport photo must fulfill before it is submitted. Not everybody is expert in photo editing apps, so here comes our Passport Photo Online with this easy-to-use Denmark passport photo editing app! We would be the one to delete the background, crop the photo to the appropriate size, and prepare a printable Danish passport photo template for you!

Passport photo for Denmark - cropping and resizing tool

The Danish required size for Danish Passport photo is 35 x 45 mm. But in fact, you don't really need to know it, because our Artificial Intelligence will take care of it for you.  If you've picked up the document you want in our online photo creator, it's Artificial Intelligence that takes care of the right measurements, correct crop and resolution. Just focus on taking the best photo of yourself, and we will take care of the rest. Do not worry you can take as many tries you want, you are only going to pay for the chosen one. The other photos are free of charge.

There’s no need to worry about your background 

Our smart photo tool is capable of generating any color of the background (from the basic white one to a beautiful rainbow one). It is not a problem if there are shadows or shapes on the background or if other people or items are visible. Our online photo generator handles every challenge! All you have to do is wait a little (only a second), and you will get the perfect clear, white and valid background in your Passport photo. Our background removing tool is very precise and offers a 100% valid result.

Danish Passport Photo Validating Software powered by AI

You want to be 100% sure that your Passport photo is right and will fulfill official authorities requirements? No need to ask a licensed photographer or to go online to use another tool.  Our Passport Photo Generator is a complete tool, created to give you 100% satisfaction! If your photograph certified by our verification method is not accepted somewhere (which never happens, but we want you to know), just let us know and we'll send you the money back. But that cannot even happen, be sure of that. We assure you a guarantee of approval.

One Photo Template - Hundreds of possibilities

Once your photoshoot has been created and approved, you can decide to order the digital version that will then be sent to your email address. You can also decide to get it printed in shops around you. If you are submitting your Passport application online, your photo will be ready to be attached to the application form. Of course, you can reuse your photo template more than once.

Our Passport Photo Online tool works for both Android and iPhone

To use our Passport Photo Online application, the operating system does not matter. Our app is available for both iOS and Android. You can download our app from the Google Play Store for Samsung, LG, Huawei, HTC, Lenovo and Sony smartphones or from the AppStore for your iPhone.

Reasons to choose an online photo app

You might not want to rely on any support and take your Passport Photo by yourself. But, it is very time consuming, and most of the time, it can be stressful too. You have to resize and crop the frame according to specific requirements; modify the background to have the perfect clear and white background. And still, you will not be 100% sure that your Passport Photo will be validated. So, why don't you give us a chance to help you? By using our app, you can be sure that your photo will be : 

  • created with the required background
  • perfectly sized and cropped
  • approved by embassies or consulates
  • 100% satisfying as you can take even one million shots and choose your favourite one!

If you want, you can, of course, go and search the nearest photo booth or ask a licensed professional photographer, but is it really worth it? Do you really want to waste your money and your time on a simple thing that you can afford for little and in less than a minute? Moreover, we are all going through tough times, we need to maintain social distance, which means it's not the safest choice to go to the mall or city center to sit in a queue and wait.

Feel protected and do what you can through the Internet. And sure to take the right Danish passport shot! You might enjoy it and end up having lots of fun! You should try various clothes, hairstyles and makeup, take a lot of shots and play with the lights. It doesn't matter how many shots you take, you're just paying for the one you're ordering. And you've got a photo approval guarantee. What do you have to lose?

Frequently Asked Questions

💡 Are passports for nationals of the Faroe Island, Greenland and Denmark the same?

Nationals of Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands have the same nationality. They are all citizens of the Kingdom of Denmark, but their passports differ a little: their cover colour is not the same. For Danish people, it is written PAS, for Greenlandic PASSI and for Faroese people PASS (and on the Faroese passport there’s no mention of the EU.

💡 Can I take my own passport photo?

Of course! With Passport Photo Online, there’s nothing easier! All you have to do is use a smartphone, face a natural light, follow the guidelines and let our tool do the rest!

💡 What is the size of a passport photo in Denmark?

The Danish Passport Photo must be 35x45 mm. Your head from chin to top must be between 30 and 36 mm high.

You do not have to change it yourself. Our background removing tool precisely deletes the wrong background to replace it with a light, white, correct background.

In the case of Denmark, your Passport photo should look professional and should have a neutral/serious face expression. We know that it is not very glamorous, but basically, you have to look exactly like people on the mugshot. No funny face, no teeth showing, a straight position and a beautiful white background.

No, You have to book an appointment online with a Citizen Service Centre. The documents you must bring are your old danish passport and a photo that complies with the official requirements.

It is extremely easy: stand in front of a window (preferably, natural light will reflect your true appearance, stand at about 1 metre from the camera, and ask a friend, or use a tripod to take a photo. Then, select the type of document you're applying for, upload your photo and let our app take care of the rest!

Artificial Intelligence can check photos in a very precise manner and verify if they will be accepted by the competent authorities. Nevertheless, if AI cannot seem to understand what is wrong with your photo, one of our agents will verify it himself. When we sent you your photo in the end, you can be sure that it will be accepted - and if for whatever reason (which never happens) your photo gets rejected, we will send you your money back.

Sadly, you cannot smile on your Passport Photo, no matter how beautiful your smile is. Smiling on your passport photo would be a reason for it to be rejected. You must have a neutral facial expression - eyes open, mouth closed.

In the case of the Danish passport photo, you need 2 identical pictures of yourself taken within the last 6 months.

Photoshopping your face is a big NO NO. If you change any of your facial features or use a filter and alter the natural colors of your face, the photo will get rejected, because it is not considered biometric. You are perfect as you are, no need to change that!

Of course - any device with a camera that takes relatively good pictures works!

If you like makeup, go ahead and wear some! It is totally accepted. however, be careful to not have too much on because your facial features must be clearly recognizable on a biometric photo.

If there is no reflection and “red eye” effect, you can wear contact lenses in your passport photo. However, please note that glasses, sunglasses and tinted glasses are not allowed. In the case where you have a medical obligation to wear glasses, please make sure that your pupils are clearly visible, that there is no flash reflection and that the stems/branches are not too large so they don’t hide your face structure.

There is no required dress code for a passport photo - simply avoid wearing white, it would fade into the background, tank tops because you would look naked and uniforms because they are not accepted for passport photos.

Yes, you can! However, with the COVID-19 pandemic going on and the restrictions put in place, it might be better to avoid going out and choose to do at home what you can do at home! Using our app would be more “COVID-friendly”, as you will not have to move around and you can peacefully take your photo at home.

Yes! There are no requirements regarding beards on passport photos - there’s no need to shave it.

Passport Photo Online, obviously! We can provide any size for any country upon your request, and we also use highly developed algorithms to ensure that you receive fantastic, high-resolution images.

Selfies (and duckfaces) are not accepted, and it is important to use the rear camera of your electronic device for better quality - ask a friend, a family member or use a tripod to take your passport photo at home.

You can print passport photos at any photo shop, or at any shop that print images in Denmark.

About the document

Passport in Denmark - Specifications

Nationals of Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands share the same nationality. They are all citizens of the Kingdom of Denmark. Having a passport generally aims at facilitating international travel and it also serves as a proof of Danish citizenship. Danish nationals living in Greenland have the choice between the EU-Danish passport and the local Greenlandic-Danish passport. Every Danish citizen - except for nationals residing in the Faroe Islands - is also a citizen of the European Union. Thus, a Danish passport entitles its holder to freedom of movement inside of the EEA and Switzerland. If Danish passport bearers want to travel within the Nordic countries no identity documentation is required for Nordic citizens because of the Nordic Passport Union.

In January 2019, the Visa Restrictions Index stated that Danish citizens can visit 187 countries without a visa or with a visa granted on arrival.

Keep on reading, and you will learn what the Danish passport photo requirements are, what the biometric passports in Denmark are, how to renew your Danish passport, what are the different types of passport in Denmark, how much do they cost, and what are the photo size and format requirements. 

Save time and money by preparing a professional Danish passport photo online! Our passport photo editor will crop and edit the background automatically and verify if your passport picture meets all the official requirements (such as size) for a Danish biometric photo (suitable for Denmark passport application and renewal). This way, you can be sure your biometric photograph will be accepted by any Denmark passport office. 

Types of Danish Passport: 

  • Greenlandic-Danish passport: Greenlandic-Danish passports are basically the same as Danish passports. Greenlandic versions of the passport have the same burgundy colour covers as Danish one. The front cover of the Greenlandic passport, it says ”Danmark – Kalaallit Nunaat” whereas the front cover of the Danish passport, it says ”Danmark – Den Europæiske Union”. Otherwise there is no difference between the two types and they are legitimate for the exact same purposes.
  • Faroese-Danish passport: In opposition to the Danish and the Greenlandic-Danish passport, Faroese-Danish version is green. The front cover of the Faroese-Danish passport, it says ”Danmark – FØROYAR” whereas the front cover of the Danish passport, it says ”Danmark – Den Europæiske Union”.
  • Passport for Adults: This type of passport is issued for ordinary travel, such as vacations and business trips. You have to be over 18 years old to apply for this passport. Adult passports are valid for 10 years.
  • Passport for Children: It is no longer possible for children to travel on their parents' passport. Therefore, children under 18 years old have to apply for a Passport for Children for ordinary travel, such as vacations in a non-visa free country. Fingerprints are collected from children from the age of 12 and a digital signature from the age of 5. Passports for children aged 0-2 are valid for 2 years. Passports for children aged 2-18 are valid for 5 years
  • Emergency/provisional Passport: An Emergency/provisional passport is a handwritten document, which can be issued with short notice and limited validity for your specific travel plans and urgent need. An emergency/provisional passport must be surrendered after use.
  • Alien Passport: An alien’s passport is issued to foreign nationals who hold a Danish residence permit, for example, as a family-reunified person, if the authorities in the country of which they are a citizen will not issue a national passport, to foreign residence permit holders recognised as stateless persons, or to foreign residence permit holders recognised as refugee.

Create or renew your Danish passport

Passport for general applicants (over 18 years old)

Currently, the processing time to create or renew a Danish passport is usually between 3-5 weeks. Applicants are required to always bring original identical paper works, passport and official photo ID to contact the nearest Danish Embassy. The required documents when applying for a Danish Passport are:

  • Your current Danish passport. 

If it is your first time applying for a Danish passport, bring valid identification such as your yellow health card, driver's licence or an original name/birth certificate. 

  • A photo that complies with Danish passport photo requirements
  • One Application Form completed and signed
  • Your Certificate of Danish Nationality, if you have been issued one. This certificate is for individuals born outside of Denmark or for those who did not acquire Danish Nationality at birth.

Passport for children (under 18 years old)

Applicants under 18 years old should be accompanied by both parents to the nearest Danish Embassy. Parents need to first book an appointment with the nearest Danish Embassy or consulate and sign a statement of consent. The Danish Passport required Documents for any applicants under18 years old are: 

  • Child's original birth certificate or yellow health card
  • To renew a Danish passport, bring the child's current Danish passport
  • One Application Form completed and signed on page 2 by a parent.
  • Parent ID  (e.g. Yellow health card, Danish passport or driver's licence)
  • A photo that complies with Danish passport photo requirements.
  • Your Certificate of Danish Nationality, if you have been issued one. This certificate is for individuals born outside of Denmark or for those who did not acquire Danish Nationality at birth.

You should be aware that the Danish authorities have the right to ask for additional ID (Yellow health card, Danish passport or driver's licence) or other documents if necessary. 

If any other documents or further information are required, they should be sent to the nearest Danish embassy within 30 days of the application date, or else, the application information would automatically be cancelled in the Danish passport system. Then, the applicant would have to go through the Danish passport process once again and also pay the passport application fee once more time.

How much a Danish Passport costs

In Denmark, the price of a new passport will differ depending on your age. Here below are the latest Danish passport application price policy (2019):

  • 0-11 years old: DKK 115 
  • 12-17 years old: DKK 142
  • 18-65 years old: DKK 627
  • 65 ½ years old and above: DKK 377

The fee is payable upon application directly to the nearest Danish embassy or consulate-general. 

Procedures for Danish Passports Lost/ stolen abroad or within Denmark 

If your passport was lost/stolen domestically, this should be reported to the local police straight away. Then, the police receipt must be produced when you apply for the Emergency Passport together with 1 passport application form and 1 passport photo (that complies with Danish Passport Photo requirements), and as much ID as possible.

If your passport was lost/stolen abroad, you must then report it at the local police authorities and go to the nearest Danish embassy or consulate that will provide you with an Emergency/Provisional Danish passport. If there is no Danish embassy or consulate, you can also go to any other EU embassy or consulate that will issue you a special EU emergency passport.

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