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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.

Danemark Passport Photo - Size and Requirements

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Width: 35 mm
Height: 45 mm
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More about Danish Passport Photo - Requirements

Danish passport photo guidelines

Danish passport photos contain your biometric information, in this case your precise characteristics, which is why it is important to clearly show your face in your passport photo. No glasses, no hair falling on your face, no smile, no funny faces, not too much makeup, with your 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 your Danish passport, you will be asked to provide a photo of yourself, 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. Below are listed some requirements and size information regarding the 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.
  • Your facial features should clearly contrast the background
  • 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 in the background.
  • If you are wearing glasses, there must be no reflection on the lenses.
  • Sunglasses, hair, accessories, etc., must not obscure your eyes or cover your face.
  • Your face must be centered, looking directly at the camera with eyes open
  • In 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 photo size in Denmark is 45 x 35mm
  • Color: the 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 skin tone. 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 get the most realistic effect and avoid 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-meter 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 eye" effect that causes many images to be rejected.

Can I wear a headgear, makeup or jewelry in my Danish passport photo?

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

Keep in mind, however, that excessive makeup will get your Passport photo rejected. Only headgear worn for religious reasons is accepted according to Denmark’s Passport Photo requirements. Besides religious headgear, it is forbidden to wear a cap or any kind of headgear that could cover your face. 

Too much jewelry can get your Passport application rejected as well. Your eyes and jawline should be completely visible. 

What about wearing glasses or sunglasses?

You cannot wear sunglasses in your biometric photo for a passport in Denmark. According to Danish Passport photo requirements, you’re allowed to take your Passport photos with glasses on as long as they don’t block your eyes. Nevertheless, even if Danish passport photo requirements do not forbid glasses in photos, we still recommend people to take their glasses 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 your jawline. 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 a beard if it’s part of your regular look.

Dress code for your Danish passport photo

Actually, you are free to wear whatever you want - we advise 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 look idea 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. Perhaps you have a template ready and would like to use it for this purpose? Of course, you can use the template, but make sure that your photo is not older than 6 months.

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 or dye hair or grow a beard. Most of the time, In Denmark, children and teenagers under the age of 16 are not required to take a new photo for their passport, even if they have gone through puberty. However, depending on the situation, it may be mandatory to send in a new photograph. You are required to submit a new photograph if you :

  • had a sex change.
  • Underwent facial plastic surgery
  • Experienced a permanent facial deformation
  • Added or removed tattoos / piercings on your face.
  • Lost / gained a significant amount of weight.

Children - biometric passport photo in 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 that is not older than 6 months. 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. Besides the others regulations mentioned above, here are also other details you should be careful of when taking your child’s Passport photo: 

  • Children must be alone in the picture with no other objects or people. Toys, bottles and pacifiers or any other objects cannot be photographed with your child. 
  • Babies can’t hold toys or use dummies. 
  • Young children under 6 are not required to look specifically at the camera 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 either be placed on the floor or you can place them in a car seat.

Most common mistakes in Danish passport photos

It's very irritating 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 :

  • Smiling or making a funny face - Unfortunately, if you smile in your passport photo it will be refused. You basically have to look the same way people look in 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 rejected. 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.
  •  Creases, wrinkles, staple holes, or other marks will get your photo rejected.
  • Uneven lighting - in order to see your details precisely for the biometric photo and to prevent shadows, 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. The passport photo should reflect your true self and your true appearance :)

Online photo tool for Danish passport photo

Congratulations! You’ve successfully read all the text above, and you may now be considering taking the perfect passport photo at home, outside, or in any place you wish. 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 take your dream Passport Photo in less than a minute! Your mission is to look decent and take into 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 can be visible in the background, 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 everyone is an expert in photo editing apps, so here comes Passport Photo Online with this easy-to-use Denmark passport photo editing app! We will be the one to remove the background for you, crop the photo to the appropriate size, and prepare a printable Danish passport photo template for you!

Passport photo for Denmark - a cropping and resizing tool

The required size for a 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 out the document you want in our online photo creator, it's Artificial Intelligence that will take care of the right measurements, correct cropping 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 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 about a second, and you will get a perfectly 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

Do you want to be 100% sure that your Passport photo is right and fulfills the official authority requirements? No need to seek a licensed photographer or 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 double your money back. But that won’t happen, you can be sure of it. 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 a print shop near 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 get a perfectly clear and white one. And still, you won’t even 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 to, 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 time and money 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 stand in a queue and wait.

Feel protected and get what you can get done on the Internet. And you can be 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?

Last update: 6/3/23

About the document

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.

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.

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 the different types of passports in Denmark are, how much they cost, and what photo size and format requirements they have. 

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 a 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 the same as Danish passports. Greenlandic versions of the passport have the same colour covers as the Danish one (burgundy). The front cover of the Greenlandic passport reads ”Danmark – Kalaallit Nunaat”, whereas the front cover of the Danish passport reads ”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: As opposed to the Danish and the Greenlandic-Danish passport, the Faroese-Danish passport version is green. The front cover of the Faroese-Danish passport has ”Danmark – FØROYAR” written on it, whereas the front cover of the Danish passport 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 of age to apply for this passport. Adult passports are valid for 10 years.
  • Passport for children: Children can no longer travel using their parents' passports. Therefore, children younger than 18 are required to apply for a Passport for Children for ordinary travel, such as vacations in a non-visa free country. Fingerprints are collected from children starting from the age of 12 and digital signatures starting from the age of 5. Passports for children aged 0-2 are valid for 2 years and those 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 needs. 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 their country of citizenship will not issue a national passport, to foreign residence permit holders recognised as stateless persons, or to foreign residence permit holders recognised as refugees.

Apply 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 paperwork, passport and an official photo ID to contact the nearest Danish Embassy. The required documents when applying for a Danish Passport are:

  • Your current Danish passport

If you’re applying for a Danish passport for the first time, you must bring valid identification with you, such as your yellow health card, driver's license or your 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 under 18 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.

How much a Danish passport costs

In Denmark, the price of a new passport will differ depending on your age. Below are the latest Danish passport application price policies (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 many forms of ID as possible.

If your passport was lost/stolen abroad, you must then report it at the local police station 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 nearby, you can also go to any other EU embassy or consulate that will issue you a special EU emergency passport.

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Can I photoshop a Danish passport photo?

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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!

Where to print passport photos in Denmark?

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

Are selfies allowed?

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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!