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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.

Lithuania Passport Photo - Size & Requirements

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Width: 40 mm
Height: 60 mm
300 dpi
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Image definition parameters
Head height: 35 mm
Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 9 mm
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Lithuanian Passport Photo - Size and Requirements

Take the right photo for your Lithuanian passport at home! Upload a picture to our service and get it professionally edited by a photo tool.

The demanded dimensions for a passport photo in the Republic of Lithuania are 35 mm width x 45 mm height. Leave 3-5 mm of space between the top of the head and the edge of the photo. The head must be positioned in a central spot of the image. It cannot be too big or too small. You do not know how to obtain such a crop? That is easy! Go to the PhotoAiD App and have it done! Once you upload the picture, our program automatically resizes and crops the image to the required dimensions.

Lituania Passport Photo Validity

Even if you have passport-style photos taken a year or more ago, you cannot use them for your new passport application.

The biometric passport photo must represent your current appearance so it cannot be taken more than 6 months before you submit your passport application. But the good news is that once you get a passport-style photo with our Lithuanian Passport Photo Maker you may use it as many times as you want during the next 6 months. Maybe you want to apply for the ID card together with your passport? After ordering a photo template on our website, you will receive it in your email in JPEG format. You can upload it to different online applications or print it if you wish.

Lithuania Passport Photo - do it yourself!

You can do your photo of the Lithuanian Passport everywhere - at your place, on the street, in the park, etc. You do not need to take it professionally and overpay to a professional photographer. Instead, you can ask somebody or use a tripod (keep in mind, that selfies are not allowed) and in a couple of moments create a perfect passport-style picture. Of course, that photo must meet certain requirements, so you can need some little help.

If you are not sure how to resize a picture and you are not keen on graphic programs, why not take a look at our automatically cropping and resizing the Lithuania Passport photo app?

In a few seconds, you will get your perfect passport-size photo ready to attach to your application form!

This photo tool is available online, easy to use, and cheap. How is it possible? It is because you pay only for correct photos and they have a guarantee of acceptance by the passport office or consular services if you apply abroad.

How to take a correct Lithuania passport photo?

Honestly, everybody can do it on their own! Everyday people worldwide decide to save their time and money and take the passport photo at home instead of tracking down photo booths or professional photo studios. With the little help of our intelligent photo app, you are perfectly able to create a photo that is the same as a professionally taken one in terms of quality. Take a while and read our short guidelines. In 5 minutes you will know:

  • how capture the biometric photo at home conditions
  • what is the required size and crop for the Lithuania passport photo
  • what attire is allowed or forbidden in the picture
  • if you can wear headgears, eyeglasses, piercing, etc. in the moment of taking a photo
  • what color and style must be the background
  • how to get a correct size and crop
  • how to pose in the picture
  • how to be 100% sure that your photograph is correct
  • how not to overpay and save time while taking a passport-style photo!

Lithuania Passport picture - required crop and view

What must be visible in your passport-style photo? Only your face, neck, area around the collarbone and upper part of the shoulders. Remember: your head with hair must take 70-80% of the whole photo and it must be only an en-face view. Profile views, semi-profile views etc. are not accepted. Also, selfies and photos with filters are not acceptable.

As mentioned above, the size of the image must be 35 mm x 45 mm.

We advise you to use the Passport Photo Resizer and Cropper which will adjust your image to requirements.

Passport Photo in Lithuania - Background color and style

There are strict requirements for the background of the biometric photos. In the case of the Lithuanian Passport Photo, it must be white and plain. “Plain” means “with no patterns nor shadows”. It may not be easy to obtain but you should not be worried about it. Just check out the background removing passport photo tool which will prepare your perfect picture in a few seconds. It does not matter if you have taken your picture in your living room, garden, or on the beach. The removal of a wrong background with an online photo app and changing it into a required white one is easy and quick. Just upload your picture to the Online Photo App.

Facial expression and head’s position in the Lituania Passport Photo

As the Lithuanian Passport Photo must be biometric, it is a bit similar to a mugshot. The candidate must not smile nor make faces.

The specification calls it “a neutral facial expression”. It means that you need to close your mouths (but don’t tighten them), open your eyes and relax your facial muscles. Look straight at the camera. Do not tilt your head in any direction, make sure that the camera lens is on the level of your eyes. Smiling, frowning or making grimaces cause rejection of photos.

Glasses in the passport photo in Lithuania

If you wear eyeglasses every day, you may keep them while capturing a photo for a Lithuanian passport but it is not recommended. If you do, make sure that their frames do not obscure your eyes and do not drop shadows on your face. Any glares on glasses disqualify a photo. The glasses must be transparent - sunglasses and tinted glasses are prohibited.

Headgears (fashion and religion) in the passport photo in the Republic of Lithuania

In the passport photo you cannot pose in the head covered by a fashioned headgear, for example, a cap, a hat or a headband. However, if you cover your head for religious reasons and you travel internationally with the head covering, you may keep it while capturing a photo for your passport. But there are some rules about head coverings in the Lithuanian passport photo: they cannot obscure your face or drop shadows on the skin. Useful tip for you: do not wear headgear in the same color as the color of the background (white).

Dress code for a Lithuanian passport photo

There are not any recommendations set by authorities about clothing in passport pictures in Lithuania. There is only one general rule for all passport photos: the candidate must not wear uniforms nor any clothes in army patterns like moro which can resemble uniforms.

So you may dress like you feel comfortable. A simple blouse with a collar or V-neck is our recommendation. If you like jewellery, you can put on a necklace and a small pair of earrings. Wearing massive earrings or hair decorations is not recommended as they can obscure the face oval and in such a case your picture will be not accepted.

Remember that the face must be clearly visible, and if you wear a head covering, it must not cover the face line.

Colors in a passport photo (Lithuania)

The photo dedicated to a Lithuanian passport must show your natural skin tones and the real color of your eyes. So it obviously must be in color, not mono-chromatic. This last part is also important because the “red eyes” effect caused by the flash lamp disqualifies the picture. Do not use any color filters, do not attach a black and white picture. Instead of using a flash lamp, capture a picture during the day facing the window as the daylight is the best to illuminate your face correctly and evenly what is also required.

Lithuanian Passport Photo - Jewellery and Piercing

There is not a requirement to remove jewellery nor facial piercing in the photos taken for a Lithuanian passport but the general rule is that any item can obscure your face. So even jewellery and facial piercing are not prohibited and you are not obliged to remove it before capturing a picture, they must not obscure your facial features. Moreover, piercing must not give glare to your skin. If you see that it does, repeat a photo shot without piercing. With a smart Passport Photo Maker, you can take as many shots as you want and in the end, you pay only for the best one!

Quality photo requirements for a Lithuanian Passport

You must submit at least 2 printed photos. Sometimes, if you apply for a new passport outside of the Republic of Lithuania, the embassy or consulate-general may ask about 3 prints. Every time when you are applying in another country, check in the nearest consular mission of Lithuania about the exact requirements for your passport application.

But generally speaking, the photo must always be printed on matte or glossy photo quality paper, not be blurred, grainy, pixelated, or damaged. If the Lituanian Passport picture has any defects, marks, stamps or other patterns on it - it will be not accepted.

The photo must be properly exposed. Overexposed and underexposed pictures are not correct. The same rule applies to the contrast - too high or too low will disqualify your picture. The image must be also:

  • well-focused and cropped
  • not digitally altered in any way (do not use Photoshop nor filters)
  • in the min. resolution of 600 dpi (digital picture ready to print)
  • produced using dye-sublimation printing (not with the inkjet printer)

Where to take a Lithuanian passport photo?

You can visit a professional photo studio that will provide you with a photo service. But this is expensive, time-consuming and... not necessary. You can take a passport photo on your own! Please remember that if the photo is not suitable, you will be requested to provide another one and the time of processing your bus pass application will be longer. So, how to be sure that the taken picture meets all the requirements?

If you want to take your picture fast and easy and do not be worried about cropping, editing, adjusting the background, just go to photo online service. This passport photo tool will adjust your picture in terms of size and background color and check it to make sure that your application will be accepted. And you will pay only a part of the cost you would pay in a studio!

Bad Seven - list of 7 most common mistakes that people make in their Lithuanian passport pictures

The list of requirements for a Lithuanian passport photo is very strict. If your photo does not satisfy these requirements, it will be rejected during the process of application. Take a look at the most common mistakes committed during capturing photos and avoid them!

  1. Wrong size of the photo
  2. Wrong crop - head too big or too small
  3. Smile and making grimaces in the picture
  4. Non-en-face view
  5. Tilted head
  6. Sight directed aside, not at the camera lens
  7. Face obscured by the head covering or hair

So, how is the photo? In a nutshell, in your passport photo you must:

  • be facing forwards and looking straight at the camera
  • have your eyes open and your mouth closed
  • have a neutral facial expression
  • not have hair covering your eyes
  • not have anything covering your face (the beard is allowed)
  • not have any shadows on your face or behind you

The photo must:

  • be taken within last 6 months
  • be free of any objects and other people
  • have a plain, white background
  • be in contrast to the background
  • represent natural colors and skin tone

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About the document

Each Lithuanian citizen has the right to obtain a Lithuanian passport. As Lithuania is a member of the European Union and the Schengen Area, holders of Lithuanian citizenship can freely travel, work and live in all the other members of the Schengen Zone.

The Lithuanian passport and the national identification document are proofs of Lithuanian citizenship.

Lithuanian passport appearance and validity

All the passports issued in Lithuania before 2 January 2008 are called “old ones”.

The new passports (issued after 2 January 2008) are designed to meet the EU requirements and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recommendations of biometrics. As all the passports issued by the UE states it has a burgundy cover with the national coat of arms embedded in the central spot. The standard biometric symbol is positioned at the bottom. Passport information inside is printed in the Lithuanian, English and French languages.

The passport contains 32 pages and a personal data page with a photo and engraved signature. Moreover, it contains an electronic chip with encrypted data and an image of the holder.

The validity of the Lithuanian passport depends on the age of its owner and there are:

  • 2 years if the passport is issued to a citizen under 5 years of age
  • 5 years if issued to a citizen aged 5 to 16 years
  • 10 years if issued to a citizen aged 16 or over

In the situation when no citizen's fingerprints can be read temporarily, the passport validity is 12 months.

Lithuanian passport application

In order to get a new passport (the first one or the next ones), you need to go to the passport office if you are applying in the country and to the consular mission if you live outside of Lithuania. You are obligated to bring with you:

  • The application form that you will sign at the office/consular mission
  • Current passport or personal ID card to prove your identity
  • If your passport was stolen or lost - a certificate issued by police about the loss of the document is needed
  • If this is your (your child’s) first application - a certificate of birth is needed
  • At least 2 identical photos of 35 x 45 mm size (the number of required photos and their size may vary in different embassies)
  • Proof of payment of the passport fee

After submitting all the necessary documents you will be informed how long you will be waiting for your new document. You need to collect it in person or it will be delivered to you - it depends on the country where you reside, as well as the time of processing your application.

Check before a meeting at the local passport office/consular mission all the details.

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Can I attach a photo printed on my home printer to my Lithuanian passport application?

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No. Only high-quality paper and dye-sublimation processes must be used for printing photos dedicated to official documents.

Can I have a beard in the Lithuania passport photo?

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Yes, the beard is allowed in the passport photos.

Can I use my Lithuanian passport photo more than once?

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Sure you can! It is a good idea to get your ID together with your passport and use the same photo to reduce costs. You can upload or print your picture as many times as you wish.
Check out the recommended by clients PhotoAiD smart photo App which is able to resize, crop, remove background and verify your picture in terms of requirements.
No, do not use any computer software to correct or retouch the picture not to risk a rejection of the photo.
You do not need to take it professionally. Thanks to the Lithuanian passport photo Maker, you can take your picture everywhere!
If you take a picture with your smartphone or digital camera, you may print it in some photo store, photo booth or order a delivery to your physical address.
6 months. Then you must take a new photo if you want to apply for your Lithuanian passport.
The photo must be clear, focused and sharp, not overexposed or underexposed, not damaged or scratched.
The photos for the Lithuanian passports must be in color. Moreover, the photos must represent natural skin and eye tones of the candidate. No color filters are allowed.
No. Only printed photos are acceptable.
It’s easy! Just use a resizing passport photo App, upload the photo and it will be resized and cropped automatically.
People wearing headgear worn for religious purposes are allowed to keep them. Just make sure that your headgear does not cover or drop a shadow on your face.
Yes, the prescription glasses are allowed unless they have tinted lenses (including sunglasses). Make sure that their frames do not cover your pupils.
Only white, clear of objects, patterns and shadows.If you are not able to obtain a required style of background, use a photo creator and be sure that your photo will be accepted.
Photo taken with a tablet is ok, but do not take a picture with the webcam. Such photos do not meet quality requirements.
Yes, you do. There is no requirement of taking this photo professionally.
No. A neutral facial expression is required here. Your eyes must be open and your mouth shut but not tighten.
The head’s image must measure 370-80% of the whole image. To get this crop, stay 1,20 and 2 metres from the camera or use the smart Passport Photo Cropping App.
The requirements for the size of the Lithuanian passport picture is 35 x 45 mm (width x height).