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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.

Digital photo for Icelandic identity card - size & requirements

Icelandic ID Card Photo
Width: 35 mm
Height: 45 mm
600 dpi
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Image definition parameters
Head height: 35 mm
Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 3 mm
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Icelandic ID Card Photo - All You Need to Know

Iceland ID card Photo – Guidelines and Specifications

An inadequate identity card photo is one of the most common causes of rejection when it comes to form application. To avoid that, please read the list below.

  • To achieve the best possible exposure of all your facial features, you have to place the camera at eye level. Your head must be straight. Since both sides of your face must be equally visible, you cannot tilt or rotate your head in any direction. Needless to say, a portrait-style photo will be rejected.
  • The only acceptable facial expression in a passport photo or ID card photo is neutral. You should not smile, frown, squint, or raise your brows. When taking the picture, relax your face.
  • It is very important that your eyes are perfectly visible in your ID card photo. They should not be obscured by your hair or glasses. If the frames of your eyeglasses are too large, take them off for the photo. If you must keep them on, make sure there is no glare in the picture. As you can imagine, you cannot appear in your passport photo wearing sunglasses or eyeglasses that have tinted lenses.
  • The source of light should be positioned right in front of you so that it does not create shadows on your face. Make sure that it has the right intensity too.
  • Usually, it is not acceptable to have your head covered when taking your passport photo or visa photo. However, if your religion dictates that you keep your head covered at all times, you can appear in the picture with headwear. Just make sure that your face is visible from the top of your forehead to the bottom of your chin, and that the headwear does not cast shadows on your face.
  • If your beard represents your everyday likeness, you do not have to shave it before taking your picture. Any changes you have in mind regarding your beard must be made before taking the photo.

Rules and Requirements for Babies, Infants, and Newborn

There is one big difference worth mentioning between a child’s ID photo and an adult’s ID photo is that the child’s head can take less space in the picture. Here are some tips that may help you in the process of taking a picture of a child:

    Children’s eyes must be visible as well, so make sure that your child has their eyes open during the photoshoot.
  • If you want to put your child in a car seat to take their picture, make sure to cover the backrest of the chair with a white layer.
  • If you want to photograph your baby from above while he/she lays on their backs, you have to place a white sheet underneath. All background rules apply to children as well.
  • Only the child can appear in a passport photo or visa photo. Not even your hands can be visible if you decide to hold the baby during the photoshoot.
  • Remove the child’s headwear, pacifier, toys, etc. from the shot.!

Why choose an Online Photo Editor?

While taking an ID photo with a photographer can be shot - limited and costly, taking ID photo at home with the help of our photo editor app you can save money and take unlimited shot until you get a satisfied picture to upload. Taking biometric photos to make an Icelandic ID card has never been easier and the resulted photo is guaranteed to be:

  • approved by an embassy or consulate
  • created with the required background
    perfectly sized and cropped
  • 100% satisfying as you can take even one million shots and choose your favorite one!

Last update: 10/4/23

About the document

In order to obtain an Icelandic ID card you need to fill out an application form. Then, you have to submit it to the issuing authority. As you will notice, you will also have to provide 2 passport photos, and that is something passport photo online can help you with. Just take your photo at home, and our editor will turn it into a government-compliant ID card photo. The photo has some requirements that must be met otherwise your card might be denied by the authorities. To get your ID photo for Singapore, check out passport photo online which within 3 seconds will prepare you a printable photo with all the requirements that are needed.

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Where to take ID card photo in Reykjavik?

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Reykjavik is the capital and the biggest city in Iceland so it’s easy to find a photo studio or photo booth on Google map. However, modern digital technology has allowed you to turn your home into a photo studio. You can easily take ID card photo at home with your smart devices then upload on our passport photo editor app. As a result, you will obtain a photo just perfect and meets all the identity card photo size and requirements in Iceland.

What are ID card photo size and requirements in Iceland?

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  • The size should be 35x45mm.
  • The head part must be positioned in the center and cover 70% - 80% the photo.
  • You must look straight at the camera, not tilted head.
  • You must show neutral face expression, no big smile or emotional face expression.
  • Background color should be white and without patterns, spots or shadows.
  • It is important that every part of your face is clearly visible. You can still wear glasses but make it sure they don't cover your eyes.