Greece Passport Photo

Greece Passport Photo

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

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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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Greece Passport Photo - Size & Requirements

Greece Passport Photo Online
Width: 40 mm
Height: 60 mm
300 dpi
Image definition parameters
  • Head height: 34 mm
  • Bottom of the Photo to the Eye Line: 32 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

Greece is a perfect destination for people who have enough rain and want to bathe in the sun as well as in the Mediterranean sea! Avaregally, in Greece it is sunny for 250 days! This is definitely the sunniest country in Europe!

Regardless if you are Greek citizens and you just want to renew your passport or you think about applying for citizenship there. If you want to stay in Greece permanently you might need a photo for your Greek passport along with the application.

Greece Passport Photo Guidelines

Taking the right photograph to your Greek passport might be time-consuming and stressful, especially that is just a small part of the whole process of applying for a Greece passport.

With all the documents (proofs of citizenship, birth certificate, fees, etc.) a passport photo might seem not like a fun thing to do but you can believe us - it is fun! What you need to do is meet the requirements for a Greece passport and start your very important travel document photo session!

Size requirements of Greece passport photo

The size of a Greek passport photo should be 40 mm x 60 mm without a frame where the face length in the picture (from the chin up to the top of your head) should be between 31-35 mm. On the other hand, the face width (from one ear to the other) should be 20 mm up to 25 mm and the distance from the lower part of the photo up to the eyes (the length which crosses between the eyes) should be 30 mm up to 39 mm.

Other dimensions concern Greece passport photo:

  • You should upload two identical pictures
  • Photographs must be recent (older than 6 months will be rejected)
  • Must be produced or printed on high quality white photographic paper
  • Must be highly analyzed; should not have any flares or dots (pixel - raster) or be produced on inkjet or laser printers.

Greece passport photo specifications

Each country has its requirements regarding passport photos. Make sure that you check an official Greek government website for actual dimensions.

Regarding passport photos, you should know that if you take photos for your Greek child’s passport you should pay even more attention as well as working with people with some health problems connected to excessive movements or other health problems, make an effort then of taking the photo as good as possible.

With our Greek passport photo tool, you can make a perfect photo with a perfect background as it works like a photo booth that automatically edits your photographs meeting official specifications.


The background to the Greek passport photo should be white or cream white or at the use of 5% of grey so that the face characteristics will be clear and stand out from the colour of the used background.Shadings or sheens from the light reflected the face cannot appear in the background. The face of the photographed object has to be fully visible. Except for the person photographed, any other people or objects (such as dolls, toys, etc.) are not allowed to appear.

Head position & Eyes

Your face and eyes must be straight towards the camera so that it is possible to see an equal amount of each ear and cheek. The head of the person photographed should be neither at an angle nor turned (portrait style) but en-face. Your head is not titled, must face the camera. The person in the photo must look directly into the camera. The eyes must be open and clearly visible and they cannot be covered by hair or spectacle frames. The camera should be positioned with the lens at the eye level of the person being photographed, not from above or below.

Facial expression

Regarding facial expressions, it should be neutral (without a smile) with the mouth closed and with both eyes open (not wide open). Smiling even with a closed mouth is not recommended. The person must be entirely alone (without the backs of chairs, toys or other faces appeared), looking straight into the camera trying to look calm and neutral. Furthermore, face deformation is not allowed as well as removing any scars, tattoos, even red-eyes. To edit, you can use the Passport Photo Online photo tool or app. You can take a photo with your phone, upload it and we will transform it into a professional photo for a Greek passport!

What to wear 

You have to know that while choosing clothes for your Greece passport photo:

  • The entire face should be clear, from the jaw to the forehead and from one ear to the other so DON’T wears anything which will cover it (like head coverings, hats, etc.) unless, for religious reasons you have to wear a headcover (for example a kerchief, etc.) you can keep it but the face must be in any case visible.
  • Sunglasses and myopic glasses with colored lenses (Photo Gray, Photo Brown etc) are prohibited. 
  • It is recommended to not wear eyeglasses when it is possible but if you do need to wear them, remember that there cannot be any reflection on the glasses and the glasses frame must not cover the eyes or other facial characteristics. 
  • The hair must never cover the eyes and the eyebrows or any part of the person's face.

Photo quality

Photographs should be printed in colour on high-quality paper with a print resolution of at least 600 dpi (especially when taken with a digital camera) and no creases or impurities. The colours of photos must be neutral in color and skin tones should appear natural. You cannot edit your photos, for instance, by removing spots or red-eyes, softening lines or changing anything. 

The face must be evenly illuminated but better don’t use the camera flash as it has changed the natural colours of skin or eyes unless you are in a photography studio. In home conditions you should use daylight. Reflections or shadows on the face as well as red eyes must be avoided. The face must be sharply focused in all areas, rich in contrast and clarity.

Greece passport photo rules for babies and young children

Nowadays, children like adults need passports and the rules for them as well as for adults are pretty much the same. However, while taking photos for your baby’s Greek passport, read the following tips:

  • Your baby's should appear alone in the photo
  • The eyes of your child should be open so don’t take photos when your baby is asleep
  • The background needs to be a white or light colour like for adults, you can put your baby on the sheet 
  • Is recommended that you work with someone that one person takes the photo and another person secures the baby if your child is still small
  • While it is not a photographic atelier where there are limited options to choose from, you can take as many photos as you want, so take multiple pictures of your baby so that you will have a lot of photos to choose from.

How to take a Greece passport photo at home?

Instead of going to professional photographers and wasting time finding one, you can just try to take a photo at home! It can be simple and enjoyable, especially if you use our Greek passport photo tool which verifies its correctness so that you don’t have to worry if it meets the requirements.

Guidelines concerns how to take passport photos at home:

  • The front of your face should be in the photo
  • All face (from your hair and forehead to your chin) should be visible
  • The face should be in the centre of the photo so that both ears appear on the photo
  • You should keep a neutral expression on your face (not smile, not move eyebrows or don’t squint/ close your eyes)
  • Hairs cannot cover your eyes
  • Don’t edit photos. instead, you can use our photo editor on the Passport Photo Online site
  • Damaged photos (marked, creased or torn) aren’t acceptable.

Greece passport Photo Mobile App

When you read all the requirements and you decided to try taking photos for your or your child’s passport. This is the last chapter you should know! To make the process of applying for a passport easier you should use the photo mobile app which works like an editor, resizer and temple at the same time! It also verifies your photo at the end if it really met all the requirements.

If you need a Greek passport photo this photo mobile editor available on the Passport Photo Online site or in the AppStore or GooglePlay depends if you use iPhone or phone with an Android.

Passport photo resizer

It will resize your picture to fit in with official government requirements and even change the background if it is in the wrong colour or with shadows to make it unitary and in the right tone.

Passport photo cropping tool

The online photo tool crops the face as it is insisted on the official websites regarding passport dimensions.The application will automatically measure and change for the right size your picture specified for the Greece passport.

Passport photo verifying

The last thing that our application does is verifying the final picture regarding correction, quality and if it contains all the important elements. The photo checker validates the sent photos and makes sure it will have a 100% warranty of acceptance. You can have your temple sent via email or post. It is your choice!

Do not hesitate, try the app or photo tool website and enjoy your perfectly made Greece passport photo just in a few seconds!

Frequently Asked Questions

❓ Can I take a passport photo on my phone?

You can take your passport photo using any devices with camera, like your phone, digital cameras, DSLR or tablets. You cannot sumbit a selfie as your passport photo but you can technically take photo by yourself with a self-timer and upload to a photo tool app or webiste.

❓ What do I need for a Greek passport?

To apply for your passport you need: two photographs taken in the last 30 days, a birth certificate, your current passport (if aplicable), completed passport application, your christening or baptism certificate (if applicable), your marriage certificate (if applicable), the relevant paperwork for the ancestor through which you’re applying for citizenship and more or other.

❓ What does a Greek passport photo look like?

Greek passport follows European Union standards and has burgundy fred cover. Greece passport is valid for 5 years and contains 32 pages.
You can use your own photo for passport but it has to meet the official requirements. Often, helpful are online apps which work like a photo tool which edits and correct your photo like your gouvernment want.
While your background has to be light-coloured, you should consider wearing something darker but not too dark. It is recommendable to avoid black clothes. Wear something you feel good in and it covers your shoulders but not cover your face.
Only Greek citizens are entitled for a Greek passport or people with Greek roots/ bloodline. However, if you are an investor in Greece and you lived there for more than 84 months (seven years) in permanent residency status, having spent at least 180 days per year in Greece you might be able to get Greek passport.
The fee which you have to pay at the Greek embassy or consulate will cost you about 150 euros.
You should not smile in your Greece passport photo, not show your teeth and keep your facial experssion as netural as possible.
It is important that your faceis in the centre of the photo so that both of your ears appear on the photo. This way, if you have long hair that falls over your face, you should tide them back behind your ears.
As long as your make up doesn't change you so much you can wear it but remember to not put so much because it will not look natural but a neutral look is the most desirable.
You should avoid uniforms, anything which can cover your face like eye glasses with thich frames or sunglasses or any head coverings like hats unless for medical or religious reasons you have to keep it.
Can be many reasons of passport rejection but the most common ones regarding photograps are covering face, some flares or shades in the photo, demagaed or printed on bad quality paper, etc.
As a Greek citizen you can travel visa-free to about 170 countries including USA, Africa, Canada, Asia, etc. and also to 26 Schengen zone countres as Greece is part of EU.
Turtleneck cover your neck which should appear on the photo, it is also treated like a sort of uniform which are not permitted.
If your baby is really small and you have to hold it, put it on the bed that it can lie down and try photograph then. Your hands cannot appear in the photo. Good option is put white sheets under that the background gonna meet the official passport photos requirements.
Wearing white clothes is discoureged because white can blend with the background and leave only your head appearing which will be not a nice look.
Taking photos to documents at home is allowed, you just have to meet the offical passport photo requirements for your country. There is many applications and website which works like photo editors and can help you take the perfect Greek passport photo.
Any toys, dummies or items can't appear in the photo. Your child has to pose alone, look straight into the camera and if it is possible has their mouth closed.
The size of a Greek passport photo should be 40 mm x 60 mm without a frame where the face length in the picture (from the chin up to the top of your head) should be between 31-35 mm.

About the document

Greek Passport

Having a Greek passport means that you can’t just travel from and to Greece but it means that as a Greece passport holder, you can live, work and study in any of the member countries of the European Union!

Furthermore, Greece passports provide visa-free travel to more than 170 countries in the world including the USA, Canada, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and most countries in North, Central and South America and 26 member countries of the Schengen zone 

Who can apply for a Greece passport?

Applying for a Greece passport is not really difficult but you have to prove that you are the right candidate by:

  • being born before 07/16/1982 to a Greek father and a foreign mother, within an existent marriage, he is considered to have acquired Greek citizenship at the time of birth
  • being born after 07/16/1982 to a Greek father and a foreign mother, married or unmarried, he is considered to have acquired Greek citizenship at the time of birth.
  • being born to a Greek mother and a foreign father (irrespective of nationality), within an unlawful or non-existent marriage, before 05/08/1984, he is considered to have acquired Greek citizenship at the time of birth.
  • being born to a Greek mother and a foreign father (irrespective of nationality), with the type of marriage being irrelevant, after 05/08/1984, he is considered to have acquired Greek citizenship at the time of birth.
  • having a Greek grandfather or grandmother who was born in Greece or was naturalized, you are considered to be eligible for Greek citizenship. 
  •  having a Greek great-grandfather or great-grandmother who was born in Greece or was naturalized, you are considered to be eligible for Greek citizenship. 

If you don’t meet these conditions, there are some other options, for example, if you are an investor in Greece and you stay in Greece for more than 84 months (seven years) in permanent residency status, having spent at least 180 days per year in Greece.

Marrying a Greek does not guarantee someone a Greek citizenship. Greece doesn't offer your spouse the option to also apply for citizenship by descent unless he/she also has Greek heritage or lived in Greece for 7 years and learnt Greek language and is able to sit a Citizenship Test. This is reduced to 3 years residency if you have children.

Greece passport application requirements

If you have a Greek bloodline in your veins or you are a foreign investor who contributes to the country's economic development you might be the right candidate to apply for a passport.

While submitting your application, you’ll need to put together plenty of documents:

  • A valid passport
  • birth certificate
  • Your christening or baptism certificate (if applicable)
  • Your marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • The birth and baptism certificates of your children (if applicable)
  • The relevant paperwork for the ancestor through which you’re applying for citizenship, (e.g. birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates, if applicable, and their municipal registration).

Greece passport fees

The fee which you have to pay at the Greek embassy or consulate will cost you about 150 euros.

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