Norwegian Passport Photo

Norwegian Passport Photo

Prepare a perfect document photo with guaranteed acceptance

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You save time and money - take a document photo conveniently without leaving home

Digital photo within a few seconds or printouts shipping to your home
Professional service
Over 1,000,000 people have used our services within 7 years.
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If your photo is rejected by authorities, we will refund you twice the price you paid
Satisfaction guarantee
Take as many photo shots as you want - you pay only when you are satisfied

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Andrea Wilson

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

Ann Y.

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.

Pauline Jackson

Can't thank these people enough, they have gone above and beyond today to produce a lovely passport photograph from my poor photograph. Thank you for all your efforts. I would recommend this company good value, professional and kind.

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Norwegian passport photo - Size & Requirements

Norwegian Passport Photo Online
Width: 35 mm
Height: 45 mm
600 dpi
Image definition parameters
  • Head height: 34.5 mm
  • Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 3 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

Take a picture of your Norwegian passport with your smartphone. Be sure that it meets all the requirements, do not overpay and save your time!

Norwegian passport photo rules

The photo you attach to your passport application must be biometric. It means that it 

must satisfy some universal standards. Read our guidelines to know all about them. In this way, you will be able to create a photo meeting all requirements. We gathered every necessary information about:

  • size
  • composition and crop
  • correct pose
  • background
  • colors and lights
  • allowed and forbidden items

Norwegian passport photo at home

The good news is that there is no requirement to take a Norwegian passport photo professionally. It means that you do not have to pay for the photo session, go to a photography studio and waste your time driving anywhere and waiting in a line. It is allowed to take a photo at home. Or in the office, in the street or in the park if you wish!

You can use your smartphone to capture a photo and the intelligent photo generator to adjust the picture when it comes to the proper size, crop, and background. Just prepare:

  • smartphone, digital camera, or tablet (webcam are excluded)
  • list of the requirements for a Norwegian passport photo
  • Passport Photo App ready to download from the AppStore or the Google Play Store

Do not take a selfie as selfies are not allowed. Ask somebody for help or - if you prefer to do it on your own - use a tripod.

Technical requirements for a Passport Photo in Norway

The general requirements for biometric photos in every country are more or less the same.
The photo quality, colours, composition and style of the background are the same because currently every country issues only biometric passports, called also e-passports, electronic passports or digital passports. This type of machine-readable document requires a biometric photo. Differences concern size, sometimes crop and colour of the background. But you do not even need to know all these details. It is enough if you use a resizing and cropping passport photo tool to get the correct image. 

The photo dedicated to the Norwegian biometric passport must be:

  • taken within the last 6 months
  • original (not cut out from the larger image, not altered by computer software)
  • in the size 35 mm x 45 mm
  • taken against the clear, white background
  • in natural colours
  • sharp and well-focused
  • properly exposed
  • composed in the right way (the head centred, correct crop)
  • captured with the neutral facial expression (open eyes looking at the camera, and closed mouths are required)
  • printed on a photo-quality paper

You must attach to printed photos produced with dye-sublimation print.

Norwegian Passport Photo Size (in mm) and Crop

The demanded dimensions for a passport photo in the Kingdom of Norway are 35 mm of length x 45 mm of height. There must be some space left between the top of the head and the upper edge of the photo. The head must be positioned in a central spot of the image and take 75-80% of the image. To obtain this view, the good idea is to stay 1,2- 1,5 m from the photographer and camera. But once you upload your picture to the Norwegian Passport Photo Generator, the App will automatically resize and crop the image to the required dimensions.

Norwegian Passport Photo Validity

Your photo for the passport in Norway must not be older than 6 months. But the new photo is also required if your appearance has changed significantly during this period. It does not mean the case of a change of hairstyle or growing a beard. Also, children and teenagers under 16 years old will not be asked to provide a new image even if they have changed during the natural growth process. But do it if:

  • you made a gender transition.
  • you had facial plastic surgery or experienced a permanent facial deformation.
  • you added or removed tattoos or piercing on your face area.

Lighting and background in the Norway Passport Photo

The only acceptable background in the Norwegian passport photos is white. Moreover, the background must be plain and free of shadows or spots, no other person objects must be visible in the image with you. 

How to get this perfect background in home conditions? It is more than easy! Upload your picture to the photo erasing the wrong background and wait for a moment. This App changes any type of background into the required clear and white.

Do not use a flash lamp in the moment of capturing your photo dedicated to the passport of the Kingdom of Norway. The best light is always natural (daylight). The picture must be properly exposed, remember that overlit and underlit photos are generally rejected. A photo must reproduce your skin tones accurately, so it must be taken in color, not black and white, not with filters.

Norwegian Passport Photo Originality

Your photo of the Norwegian passport must be original. It means that you are not allowed to use any graphic program to retouch the face image or clear the background. No Photoshop, no colour filters! But you can make the background in the picture clearly white just by using a tool for passport photos! This App turns the background into a white one and this is absolutely allowed. Originality requirement is also about the ban of cutting out your head image from the larger image.

Hijabs and other head covering in the Norwegian Passport Photos

If a hijab, headscarf, yarmulke, or other head covering is a part of your religious attire and you wear it every day - you can keep it while capturing a photo for your passport in Norway. You do not need to prove your religious belongingness in such a case, but your full facial features must be visible in the photo. Headscarves or other headgear must not obscure your cafe or cast a shadow on it.

When it comes to fashion head covering like hats, caps, bands, etc. - they are all forbidden in the official document photos - this is a general rule. All massive hair accessories must be taken off too as they may obscure your face oval.

Glasses and other accessories in the Norwegian passport photo

If you wear eyeglasses every day, you can keep them in the photo for your Norwegian passport. Just make sure that light does not give a glare on them (it happens often when the photo is taken with a flash lamp). Remember too that their frames must not cover your eyes and that their glasses must be transparent. Any non-transparent glasses (sunglasses, tinted glasses) are forbidden in the photo.

Accessories such as jewellery or hair decorations are generally allowed but massive earrings might obscure your face oval and in such a case your picture will be not accepted. Huge hair decorations and scarves are also “risky”. If you have facial piercing, you do not need to remove them for a photo, but these items must not give a shadow or glare on your skin.

Facial expression and composition of the Norwegian passport photos

photo of your Norwegian passport must be taken as a close-up with eyes turned directly towards the camera. It must be an en-face view, so make sure that you look straightly at the camera lens and that the camera is at your eyes height.

You have to know that smiling in the Norwegian passport biometric photo is not accepted. The neutral face expression is obligatory. Your eyes must be open (but without an exaggeration), your mouths closed and your face muscles relaxed. Do not smile or frown, don’t tighten your mouths either.

Clothing in the photo for Norwegian passport

The general rule about dress-code in the passport photos is that uniforms and camouflage patterns must not be worn. So, do not wear a uniform nor clothes resembling a uniform (moro pattern, visible insignia, etc.).

We also advise wearing clothes in dark colors, so your silhouette can distinguish them from the white background. If you wear a headscarf or a hijab, pick up the color different from white for the reason above. Avoid tank tops because in the photo you will look like naked.

Norwegian passport photo MUSTs

We know that there is a lot of information, but this is really easy to produce the correct photo for your Norwegian passport. Just remember that in your photo you must:

  • be facing forwards and looking straight at the camera
  • have your eyes open and your mouth closed
  • have a neutral face expression
  • not have hair covering your eyes
  • not have a fashion head covering (only these worn for religious reasons are allowed)
  • 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
  • be taken against the plain, white background
  • represent natural colors and skin tone
  • be original (not altered in any way)

Passport photo in Norway - near me

If you are looking for a place where you can take a photo of your passport in Norway, please be informed that it can be everyplace! How is this possible?

With a Norwegian Passport Photo Maker! With this tool based on artificial intelligence, you can take a picture in your apartment or wherever you wish as this is not required to take a passport photo in Norway professionally. With this tool, the process of resizing, cropping and adjusting the background is automatic, and you can find there the best prices!

Every photo produced with our passport photo checker is 100% correct and if for some reason it is rejected, we promise to send you the money back!

Norwegian Passport Photo Maker for iOS and Android

You can download the smart Passport Photo Generator from AppStore or Google Play Store. It works under Android and iOS.

This tool helps to prepare and store your photo shots and use them for more documents.

You have an unlimited number of trials and you will pay only for 100% correct and satisfying your photos with a warranty of acceptance by authorities! And our prices are really favourable - you will only pay a part of the usual price demanded in photography studios!

App-based on artificial intelligence sends your ready picture directly to your email address, saved as a JPEG file. You can print your photos in, for example, one-hour photo kiosks near you. Remember not to print your pictures with your home inkjet printer, because the quality of the print would be too poor.

Frequently Asked Questions

❓ Can I use my old photo for the new passport?

No. You must use the photo taken within the last 6 months.

❓ What is the Norwegian passport photo size?

The required size of the passport photo in Norway is 35 mm x 45 mm. If you want to resize your picture, try with the Resizing Passport Photo App.

❓ How big must be the head in the Norwegian passport photo?

The image of the head from the chin to the top must take approximately 75-80% of the whole picture. If you are not sure how to do it, just use a cropping passport photo tool.
No, do not smile, do not open your mouth. The neutral facial expression is a must.
Yes, you are absolutely allowed to do it. After capturing a photo by your iPhone or another smartphone, upload it to Online Passport Photo Maker and have it done!
This is not forbidden to wear eyeglasses in the photo if the glasses are not colored or tinted. Just make sure that frames do not obscure your eyes and glasses do not give glare.
Yes and not only for a Norwegian passport. The biometric photo must be taken as an en-face view with the eyes looking straight at the camera. It is a general requirement for all passport photos in all countries now.
Headgears worn for religious purposes are allowed under the condition that they do not obscure or cover in any way the candidate’s face.
Yes, the beard is allowed in the passport photo in Norway.
No. Only color pictures will be accepted. Moreover, colors must be real and represent your natural skin tone. Do not use color filters in your picture.
The background must be uniquely white. Use the photo background remover to obtain a perfect background in your image.
You can wear whatever you wish, but you must not wear uniforms and any clothes similar to uniforms.
You can get it in the studio, in a photo booth, or… wherever you wish! Use your smartphone or a digital camera and then adjust the picture with our Passport photo editor.
If you are a Norway’s citizen, getting a passport is your right, so it will be issued for you anyway, but the time of processing your application might be longer if you attach the wrong photo.
If you are looking for a tool that verifies your photo in terms of accordance with requirements, download the passport validating photo online app. The app will verify your picture and inform you if it is correct or not.
No, any alteration in the picture by computer software is forbidden and will cause the rejection of the photo.
2 colour, printed pieces are required.
We advise you to check out the PhotoAiD smart photo App which is able to resize, crop, remove background and verify your picture in terms of requirements. It has very good opinions from clients, is cheap and easy to use.
No. Passport photos must be printed on photo-quality paper. Check where in your neighbourhood you can print photos immediately - it may be a self-service photo kiosk, photo booth or one-hour photo service in some store or mall.

About the document

Norway Passport

The Kingdom of Norway issues Norwegian passports to all its nationals as an international travel document, proof of Norwegian citizenship and in order to facilitate the process of securing assistance from Norwegian embassies and consulates abroad. Moreover, a Norwegian citizen can be assisted and get help in the diplomatic mission of another Nordic country (Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Finland) in the case when getting support from a Norwegian consular mission is currently impossible.

Norwegian passport appearance and types

There are seven types of passports and travel documents issued by The Kingdom of Norway:

  • Ordinary Norwegian passport 
  • Emergency passport
  • Diplomatic passport.
  • Service passport
  • Special passport
  • Immigrant passport
  • Refugee travel document

The ordinary Norwegian passport is valid for 10 years and issued to all citizens. It has a red cover and it is printed in the following languages: Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk), Northern Sami and English.

Norway's passport is a biometric document containing a chip with encrypted personal data of the holder in digital format - the photograph and fingerprints.

Norwegian passport application

The candidate has to apply for a passport at the Police (if staying in the country). You must submit your application at the police station. Printed forms are available on site. If you live abroad, to renew your passport, contact the nearest Norwegian diplomatic mission. In every case, you must book an appointment and go to the police station, embassy or consulate in person.

In order to apply for a passport, you need a personal number. If you are an adult, you need to submit only an application form, 2 colour passport-style photos meeting the requirements and your valid ID (old passport, ID card, driver’s licence, etc.).

Children and teenagers under 18 must be accompanied by one of the parents/legal guardians. The parents must prove their identity by showing a valid ID document. The application form must be signed by both parents even if the parents share the parental responsibility for the child. Moreover, the child’s birth certificate is needed.

The processing time is approximately 14 days but under certain circumstances may be longer.

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