Denmark Residence Permit Photo

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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.

Denmark Residence Permit Photo - Size & Requirements

Denmark Residence Permit Photo
Width: 35 mm
Height: 45 mm
600 dpi
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Head height: 34 mm
Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 3 mm
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More about Denmark Residence Permit Photo - Requirements

Denmark Residence Permit Photo Guidelines

One of the documentation requirements for the Danish residence permit is a biometric photograph. To obtain the right one you have to meet some photo specifications, otherwise your application will be rejected. Read this article to find out more about residence permits in Denmark as well as how to apply for one.

Denmark Residence Permit Photo criteria

You can hand in your documents, case order ID, passport, and biometrics after applying via the Danish Immigration Service or the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) and paying the embassy fee online.

Biometric photos must meet acceptability in a variety of ways, including format, context, and facial expression. An office worker or an AI machine checks these photos. Your application for a document will be postponed or even disqualified if your photo does not meet the criteria.

The photograph for a Danish residence permit has to meet the official travel documents requirements in Denmark and be a biometric photo and meet the following:

Denmark residence permit photo dimensions

The Danish residence permit picture should be in a Denmark passport photo size: 35 by 45 mm (width x height) where the width from ear to ear is between 16 mm and 20 mm and height from age 11: from chin to crown, between 26 and 30 mm, up to age 11: from chin to crown, between 19 and 30 mm.

General photo standards

  • Be in colour
  • A true likeness of the applicant
  • Natural expression and skin colour
  • In focus, sufficient contrast, discernible
  • fine facial features
  • Not damaged or interfered (not a reproduction/copy)
  • Printed on high-quality, smooth photo paper
  • Minimum 400 dpi resolution

Background standards

  • Light grey, pale blue or white background colour 
  • Uniform lighting
  • In a single colour only
  • No merging of colours
  • Sufficient contrast between head and the background

The applicant standards

  • The eyes, as well as the whole face, must be visible.
  • The applicant must be in the centre of the photo. The whole head must be clear.
  • Only if the applicant has a very high hairstyle will any of his or her hair be hidden.
  • From the front, the head and shoulders must look straight.
  • If the sides of the face are obscured, the width of the face (from ear to ear) cannot be measured. This isn't to say that the ears themselves ought to be noticeable. 
  • The face and the context must be illuminated in a consistent manner. Shadows, reflections, and underexposure or overexposure must all be avoided.
  • Only religious, philosophical, or medical reasons are allowed to wear a hat.
  • The applicant must be photographed staring straight at the camera with a neutral expression and a closed mouth if his or her face is to be recognised effectively by human or electronic means.
  • Applicants are not permitted to smile or open their mouths widely, but this does not imply that they must appear grim or glum, just neutral.
  • On the frame, the eyes must be fully clear. This means that eyeglasses and/or lense cannot obscure the eyes in any way.
  • Reflection in the lenses or on the frame should be avoided to the greatest extent possible. If reflections are impossible to avoid, the applicant must remove his or her glasses.
  • White spots on the forehead, which can be caused by a light, are not always present. Glowing skin, sweat, eyeglasses, jewellery, and other factors may cause reflection.

Danish Residence Permit Photo Maker

Considering a photo for a Denmark Residence Permit which has to be a biometric photo. Biometric images can be taken by a skilled photographer, captured in photo booths, or made at home with a passport photo maker, which is probably the best choice!

You can use our photo editor online or by downloading a smartphone app! Photos for documentation can be a pain, which is why we're here to help! You should take a picture of yourself in your house, garden, shop – wherever you want! The Passport Photo Online will assist you by cropping your newly taken photo and removing the context (changes the colour and removes the glares). Our online photo booth functions similarly to a photo tool, meeting all the Danish official documents requirements.

If you plan to take photos for your residence permit at home, you can use our photo booth app or website, which can perfectly edit every photo to the document you need!

How to take a Denmark residence permit photo at home?

If you already know the requirements, now it is time to try taking photos for your Danish residence permit by yourself! There are listed a few steps to make the whole process easier for you:

  1. Look for a location with a clear background and plenty of natural light.
  2. Wear something that will make you stand out from the background but isn't too flashy, something that you like and that covers your shoulder. Any type of uniform is prohibited.
  3. Use a Passport Photo Online site or download an application for your device.
  4. Begin shooting while adhering to the above guidelines for head position, facial expression, what is permitted and what is prohibited, and so on.
  5. Take a picture, upload it, and crop it to meet Danish photo standards with a 100% acceptance guarantee!

The most common mistakes on Denmark residence permit photos

It might not be easy if this is your first time taking images for documents. That is why we are here to assist you in the process! Take a look at the most popular blunders made while taking photos for a Danish residence permit card to learn what not to do:

  • No current photo: the image for the permanent resident card should be taken within the last 6 months, not later. 
  • Looking sideways: the applicant's eyes must be open and pointed straight at the camera, whether they are a child or an adult.
  • Incorrect photo size: be sure that you are submitting a photograph regarding the digital or paper version and that you pay attention to the required dimensions for a Denmark residence permit: 35 x 45 mm.
  • Inappropriate facial expression: the facial expression has to be neutral so smiling, frowning or showing teeth is not allowed.
  • Glasses cover eyes: any kind of tinted glasses, sunglasses or glasses with thick frames which cover eyes are not allowed.
  • Bad quality: for any images or documents, consistency is crucial; you cannot apply a scratched, damaged, or even blurred, overexposed or underexposed image – it will be rejected.

Last update: 6/6/23

About the document

Denmark Residence Permit 

Danish citizens from the Nordic countries, the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA), and Switzerland have the right to live and work in the country. If you plan to stay in Denmark for more than three months and are a citizen of the EU/EEA or Switzerland, you must apply for an EU residence permit.

What are the eligibility requirements for residence permit in Denmark?

To apply for permanent residency in Denmark, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You currently have a job.
  • You are also in compliance with the conditions of your new residence permit.
  • You've been a resident of Denmark for the past eight years.
  • You haven't been found guilty of any offences.
  • You do not owe the government any money.
  • You passed the second Danish language examination.
  • You haven't offered any types of social assistance.
  • You agreed to sign a statement of residency and self-sufficiency.
  • You've never served under a fictitious name.
  • In the four years preceding your application for permanent residency, you have worked for at least three years and six months.

How to apply for a Danish Residence Permit?

You must apply for a residency and work permit before entering Denmark if you are a resident of a country outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland. If you already have a legal residence in Denmark, you can apply for a residence and work permit online, at a Danish police station, or at the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration's Citizen Centre.

You will obtain a case order ID after you have submitted your application and paid the fee to either the Danish Immigration Service or the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI). Make sure to include the case order ID, as well as the necessary documents and biometrics, in your submission.The services rendered by the Danish mission are not included in the fees paid to the Danish Immigration Service or the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration.

When applying for a residency or work permit in Denmark, you will be required to have documents as well as provide biometric information. You will have to pay a fee to the Danish mission handling your application if you live outside of Denmark and will have to provide documents and biometrics from another country.

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

What is a residence permit in Denmark?

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Residency permits issued by the Danish immigration authorities in the form of a long-stay visa (D visa) or a residence card that are valid for Denmark are valid for up to 90 days in each 180-day period in the other Schengen countries.

What is the Danish residence permit photo size?

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The Danish residence permit picture should be in a Denmark passport photo size: 35 by 45 mm (width x height) where the width from ear to ear is between 16 mm and 20 mm.

Can I take a Danish residence permit photo with phone?

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Yes. You can use a digital camera, tablet or your smartphone. Then, we recommend to use a professional service like Passport Photo Online to resize, edit, and check your photo to see if it meets the Danish photo specifications.
To be eligible for a permanent residence permit, you must have worked full-time or been self-employed in Denmark for at least 3 years and 6 months in the 4 years preceding the date the Immigration Service makes a decision on your permanent residence application.
The average processing time for a full application with the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration is 60 days. However, if the application is incomplete, it can take longer to process.
The photo must be in colour, present a true likeness of the applicant's face, skin tone. It has to be in focuse with full contrast. The photo cannot be tampered with or beautified in any way. Should be printed on smooth, high-quality picture paper with a resolution of at least 400 dpi is needed.
On the frame, the eyes must be fully clear. This means that eyeglasses and/or lense cannot obscure the eyes in any way. So any kind of tinted glasses, sunglasses or glasses with thick frames which cover eyes are not allowed. You can wear some for medical reasons but for biometric photos is better to take them off.
Applicants are not permitted to smile or open their mouths widely. They have to keep neutral facial expression. Noticable smiling, frowning or showing teeth are not allowed.
There are no specified requirements for what to wear in a Danish residence permit photos but it is important to wear something in different than the background colour, for example if the background is light grey, try wear something darker.