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The official name for Mexico is the Mexican United States and it is a country with about 30 UNESCO Heritage Sites, known for being a popular tourist destination and for its range of flavours and spices! The most popular worldwide Mexican dishes are tacos, burritos and enchiladas.
If you need a passport to Mexico, read the specifications below to find out about the passport photo size and specifications regarding adults and children and how to take the right photo for your Mexico passport at home!
Mexican people are obligated to meet the official rules if they want to apply for a Mexican passport. One of the most important things, regarding documents to the passport application, is the photo! You have to know the dimensions and requirements for the Mexican passport photos to take the right one.
Read this guide to find out more about the official rules, how to take the right photograph for yourself or your child, how to take a photo at your home and how to use the Photo Mobile App.
In this guideline, you will also meet the types of Mexican passports, the process of application for the Mexican passport as well as the fees.
The dimensions of the passport photo for Mexico are 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm wherefrom the chin to the top of the head should be 30-36mm and the face fills between 70 to 80% of the photo area.
Applying for a passport for a child under 16 requires the same documents as an adult application – such as form DS 11 and passport photos – but along with proof of citizenship, you will need to prove your legal relationship to the child. Most parents can prove citizenship and relationship with a U.S. birth certificate. The department also accepts adoption papers, court orders or naturalization certificates.
However, focusing on the passport pictures here are some guidelines on how to take the right passport photo for young children and babies:
If you decide to take Mexican passport photos at home, you should use help from our photo tool which will make the process so much easier. Especially when you apply for yourself and your child too!
We recommend using our photo booth app or website available on the Passport Photo Online site. It will perfectly edit any photo to the document you want! Besides that, it measures the size to fit in with official government requirements and even works like a background remover to make it uniform and of the right colour.
Take a photo by your phone, upload it to our passport photo editor and the rest leave it to us! Do not hesitate, try it now and enjoy your perfect passport photo taken without leaving your home!
While you meet the above rules and you know what the requirements for Mexican passport photo are for you and your child, you might want to use our Passport Photo Online service or photo mobile app.
You can find the photo editor in the AppStore on iOS or in the GooglePlay for Android devices. Using it is very simple and it will work fantastically on an iPhone or any other smartphones you choose! This service offers perfectly cropping, editing and verification of your Mexican passport photo.
First of all, choose a passport as your document which you want a picture for. It automatically resizes your photo to the official requirements of Mexico. Then, the app editor plays around with your background working like a background remover changing the colour to the right on and removes any shadows in the background. Then, verifying if the Mexican passport photo meets the standards of the chosen document. At the end you just receive a temple via email or you can choose to have it delivered to you.
Try it now and save time and money as the process takes less than a minute and the app is free of charge!
Last update: 10/5/22
Mexican passport is issued to Mexican citizens for the purpose of travelling abroad. The Mexican passport is also an official ID and proof of Mexican citizenship.
Mexican passport is dark green, with the Mexican Coat of Arms in the center of the front cover and the official name of the country ‘Estados Unidos Mexicanos’ (United Mexican States) around the coat of arms.
There are three types of Mexican passport:
All Mexican citizens, adults and children, have to apply for a Mexican passport as a mandatory document that allows a citizen of Mexico to travel and prove its identity.
If you were born in the United States to a Mexican father or mother, you are also eligible to apply for Mexican citizenship.
While applying as an adult to proof of Mexican Nationality, you have to submit through a passport application:
As an adult to prove of identity you have to present any of the following documents:
For minors (under 18 years old) there are required additional documents like both parents identification (valid passport preferably). Parents must accompany the minor.
Authorities verify the name of the applicant with submitted documents and you are ordered to pay a passport fee (described below).
Mexican Passport for 3 years costs BZ $149.30, for 6 years BZ $203.77 and for 10 years BZ $274.38.