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Artificial Intelligence will check your photo, crop it to the right size and remove the background.

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Our Photo Expert will make additional verification to check if your photo meets the official requirements.

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How to take a photo?

Taking a photo for your ID has never been so easy.

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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.

Photos with dimensions 30x40 mm

Get Your Pixel-Perfect 30x40mm Photo [From Home]
Width: 30 mm
Height: 40 mm
600 dpi
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Image definition parameters
Head height: 30 mm
Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 2.5 mm
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More about Photo 30x40 Milimetres (3 X 4 CM) - Requirements

30x40 mm photo

The requirements for official document photos may vary, especially in terms of size and framing. If you want to obtain a professional photograph that is suitable for various documents, usually the best solution is to choose a universal photograph with a pre-set size. For example, for the given format: 30x40 mm - that is 3x4 centimeters, you can use the cropping tool available on our Passport Photo Online website and we will alter your photograph to meet the requirements of the office or institution. Thanks to this easy process, you will save time and money on searching for a photographer to take professional photographs for documents in the size you need. Furthermore, photography studios may not always be able to offer printing services for photos with dimensions of 30x40 millimeters or 3x4 centimeters. So, using a photo maker with the option of automatic framing may be the best solution.

30x40 millimeter (3x4 cm) photo - background

Commonly, document photographs require a uniform or plain background. The background color itself can vary depending on the specific document. Commonly, however, it’s a bright background, usually white (#ffffffff) or light gray (for instance #fafafa), nevertheless, there can be a particular requirement regarding the background of light blue colour - #1292fa. With the cropping tool you can get a photograph with a uniform bright background. Just upload any photograph to the form above, and our Background Removal Tool will do its job and you will get a photo with the perfect bright background. 

Equivalents of the 30x40 millimeter photo

The equivalents of a 30x40 millimeter size photograph are:

  • 3x4 cm (i.e. 3 cm width and 4 cm height),
  • 1.18 x 1.57 inches (i.e. 1.18 inch width and 1.57 inch height).

Proportions of the digital version of a 30x40 mm photograph

In the case of digital version photos only, it is crucial to maintain the right proportions, i.e. the ratio of the 30 millimeter width to the 40 millimeter height. Depending on the resolution (dpi) of the printout, these may be very different concerning sizes expressed in pixels (px), e.g., they may be:

  • for dpi=100 resolution: 118 x 157 px (width = 118 pixels, and height = 157 pixels),
  • for dpi=300 resolution: 354 x 472 px (width = 354 pixels, and height = 472 px),
  • for dpi=600 resolution: 708 x 944 px (width = 708 pixels, and height = 944 px).

Get your 30x40 mm photo with Passport Photo Online

Thankfully nowadays you don’t need a professional photographer to get a professional photo suitable for online submission. Our online photo tool’s Artificial Intelligence system will scan and verify your document photo to make sure the image meets all the necessary criteria, including the photo size requirements (in this case a 30x40 mm photo). All you have to do is upload a photo and watch our app do the rest, from cropping, removing the background and replacing it with a correct one, to finally have it verified by AI and then a human expert. With Passport Photo Online you get as many takes as you wish until you get the perfect photo for your passport or visa.

Last update: 3/19/23

About the document

A 30x40 mm photo has a width of 30 mm and a height of 40 millimeters. Its equivalents are 3x4 cm and 1.18”x1.57”. The 30x40 mm format is used in some documents around the world, including the Venezuelan passport. 

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Which documents use the 30x40 mm format?

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The 30x40 mm document photo format is among the most common ones, for example the Venezuelan passport.

Where can I take a 30x40 millimeter photo?

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You can take a 30x40 mm photo using our photo app - we will size it according to the right dimensions, and verify that your photo meets all the other requirements.

Can I take a 30x40 millimeter photo myself?

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Absolutely you can. You can take a photo of yourself (do it yourself using a tripod or ask someone to do it for you), and just upload it to our app and we will crop it for you and set the right background.

The 30x40 millimeter photo in inches is 1.18”x1.57”

The 30x40 millimeter photo in centimeters is 3x4 cm.