Greece Passport Photo

Greece Passport Photo

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Greece Passport Photo - Size & Requirements

Greece Passport Photo Guidelines
Size
Width: 40 mm
Height: 60 mm
Resolution
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?
yes
Is it printable?
yes
Background Color

How to take a photo?

Body-camera distance
1
Body-camera distance
Posture: Straight ahead
Posture: Straight ahead
2
Posture: Straight ahead
Even lighting on both sides of the face
Even lighting on both sides of the face
3
Even lighting on both sides of the face

Greece is a perfect destination for people who’ve had enough of rain and wish to bathe in the sun as well as in the Mediterranean sea! On average, Greece gets 250 sunny days a year! It definitely is the sunniest country in Europe!

Regardless if you are a Greek citizen and just want to renew your passport or you’re thinking about applying for citizenship of that country - 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 for your Greek passport might be time-consuming and stressful, especially since it’s just a small part of the whole process of applying for a Greece passport.

With all the documents (proof of citizenship, birth certificate, fees, etc.) a passport photo might not seem like a fun thing to do, but 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 shoot!

Size requirements for Greece passport photo

The size of a Greek passport photo should be 40 mm x 60 mm without the frame, where the face’s 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 ear to ear) 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 concerning the Greece passport photo:

  • You should upload two identical pictures
  • Photographs must be recent (ones that are older than 6 months will be rejected)
  • The photos must be printed on high quality white photographic paper
  • The photos must be highly analyzed; they shouldn’t 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 the official Greek government website for actual dimensions.

Regarding passport photos, you should know that if you take photos for your child’s Greek passport, you should pay even more close attention. This also applies to people with health problems related to excessive movements or other health issues - you should make an effort to take the photo as best as possible.

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

Background 

The background for the Greek passport photo should be white or cream white or using 5% of grey so that the facial characteristics are clear and stand out from the colour of the background. Shadows or sheens from the light reflecting on the face cannot appear in the background. 

The face of the photographed person has to be fully visible. Except for that person, any other people or objects (such as dolls, toys, etc.) are not allowed to appear in the photo.

Head position & eyes

Your face and eyes must be positioned straight towards the camera so that both ears and cheeks are equally visible. The head of the person photographed should be neither at an angle nor turned (portrait style), but en-face. The head shouldn’t be titled and it 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 glasses 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 the facial expression, 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 people’s faces ), looking straight into the camera, looking calm and neutral. Furthermore, face retouching is not allowed (removing any scars, tattoos, even red-eye). If you wish to edit your photo and be sure it gets approved, you can use the Passport Photo Online photo tool. You can take the photo with your phone, upload it and the application will transform a picture into a professional photo for a Greek passport!

What to wear 

You have to know the following 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 wear anything that may cover it (like headwear, hats, etc., unless they’re worn for religious reasons in which case you can keep it, but the face must be visible either way.
  • Sunglasses and prescription glasses with colored lenses are prohibited. 
  • It is recommended to not wear prescription glasses when it is possible. However, 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) with no creases or impurities on the final printout. The photos must be neutral in color and skin tones should appear natural.. 

The face must be evenly illuminated but it’s better not to use flash as it changes the natural colors of the skin and eyes. . Flash should only be used by a professional photographer - 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 children

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

  • your baby 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 color, you can lay your baby on a white sheet, for example
  • it’s recommended that you work with someone, so that one person takes the photo and a the other secures the baby if he is still small
  • you can take as many photos as you want, so take multiple pictures of your baby to have a lot of photos to choose from later

How to take a Greece passport photo at home?

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

Greece passport photo mobile app

When you’ve read all the requirements and decided to try taking photos for your or your child’s passport yourself, this is the last chapter you should know! To make the process of applying for a passport easier, you should use the mobile version of the app which works like an editor, resizer and template at the same time! It also verifies your photo at the end so you can be certain that the picture meets the criteria.

If you need a Greek passport photo, this mobile editor is available on the Passport Photo Online site, or in the AppStore or GooglePlay (depending whether you use an iOS or Android phone.

The passport photo resizer will resize your picture to fit in with official government requirements and even change the background if it is in the wrong color or includes shadows.

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 adjust the photo to the right size that’s specified for the Greece passport.

Passport photo verification

The last thing that our application does is verify the final picture regarding correction, quality, and whether it contains all the important elements. The photo checker validates the sent photos and makes sure they have a 100% warranty of acceptance. You can have your template 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 in just a few seconds!

Last update: 5/18/22

Frequently Asked Questions

❓ Can I wear make up in my passport photo?

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.

❓ What is the size of Greek 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.

❓ Can my baby holds a toy in 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.
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.
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.
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.
Turtleneck cover your neck which should appear on the photo, it is also treated like a sort of uniform which are not permitted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You should not smile in your Greece passport photo, not show your teeth and keep your facial experssion as netural as possible.
The fee which you have to pay at the Greek embassy or consulate will cost you about 150 euros.
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.
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.
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.
Greek passport follows European Union standards and has burgundy fred cover. Greece passport is valid for 5 years and contains 32 pages.
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.

About the document

A Greek passport

Having a Greek passport means that not only can you travel from and to Greece, but it also 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, and countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and most countries in North, Central and South America as well as the 26 member countries of the Schengen zone 

Who can apply for a Greek passport?

Applying for a Greek passport is not really difficult but you have to prove that you are the right candidate, if you were:

  • born before 07/16/1982 to a Greek father and a foreign mother, within an existent marriage, in which case you are considered to have acquired Greek citizenship at the time of birth
  • born after 07/16/1982 to a Greek father and a foreign mother, married or unmarried, you are considered to have acquired Greek citizenship at the time of birth
  • born to a Greek mother and a foreign father within an unlawful or non-existent marriage, before 05/08/1984, you are considered to have acquired Greek citizenship at the time of birth.
  • born to a Greek mother and a foreign father, with the type of marriage being irrelevant, after 05/08/1984, you are considered to have acquired Greek citizenship at the time of birth
  • have a Greek grandfather or grandmother who was born in Greece or was naturalized, you are considered to be eligible for Greek citizenship. 
  • have 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 national does not guarantee someone 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 has lived in Greece for 7 years and learnt the Greek language and is able to pass the Citizenship Test. This is reduced to a 3-year 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)

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