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Spain Passport / Visa Photo Requirements and Size

Spain Passport / Visa Photo Requirements and Size
iVisa | Updated on Mar 13, 2023

You are in the process of renewing your Spain passport, and you don't understand the specific requirements related to the photos. iVisa Photos has tremendous experience preparing thousands of compliant passport photos and will get it right every time. Simply follow the Quick Facts below and let iVisa Photos handle your photo nightmare for you.

To further avoid travel hassles, make sure you visit our website to determine whether you need to obtain a visa for your travel abroad. Most visa applications can be processed much faster and cheaper online than traditional processing.

What is the Spanish passport photo size requirements?

The Spanish Passport size must be 30mm x 40mm. The face must be full frontal and hair can not cover the eyes.

More Photo Specs

  • Size: 40mm x 30mm (Passport Size)
  • Color: Must be color
  • Head size and position: Aligned in the middle, entire face should show
  • Background: White
  • Smile: Neutral
  • Eyes: Open
  • Glasses: No sunglasses, daily wearing glasses yes
  • Headgear: No
  • Quantity: Two (2) photographs

Spain Passport Photo Size Requirements Guide

spain passport photo requirement and size

Spain Passport Photo and Visa Photo Requirements, Rules, Guidelines, and specifications

iVisa Photos app´s algorithms ensure that your photo is 100% compliant for the Spanish.The Visa photo has a lot of rules, not meeting it could result in a denied visa application or delays.

Notes regarding your photo:

  • It must have a white background
  • Your face should be centered in the middle
  • Size specifications: 30x40mm
  • Must be a recent photo
  • No hat or scarf or other headgear
  • Avoid glares from the flash on your lenses
  • You need two (2) pics

Rules and requirements for babies, infants, and newborns Passport and Visa photos

The Spanish Schengen visa has exactly the same rules for those who applies. Since a visa photo is necessary for all, adults and babies, we recommend that you follow these tips if you are also applying for a baby.

  • One, your baby must be wide awake to ensure its eyes stay open
  • Two, the background of the photo has to be white
  • Three, if you baby is say less than 6 months old, then you can take tthe photo when the baby sits in its carseat

Price and Cost

The iVisa Photos service is competitively priced from as little as $3.99. We offer customers 1- home delivery, downloading the photo or in store pickup. Living in the USA will allow you to receive your images through mail, or at a CVS, Walgreens or a Walmart as an added convenience.

How to get your Spain Visa Photographs Online with iVisa Photos?

The app is available for iOS here and Android here.


  • Use a white background like a white fridge or wall or even a door
  • Avoid shadows behind you
  • Do not smile too much, have a neutral facial expression
  • Stand in front of a window and ask someone else to take your photo, eliminating all shadows or glares.
  • Do not wear sunglasses.

What you need to know before getting started:

  • The entire process will take you only a few mins with the iVisa Photos app. You need to select Spain, this is important as each country has different rules. In this case, select Spain.
  • Use your smartphone or tablet . With iVisa Photos you have the option to use their “photo editor” to review your image before printing to make sure that its 100% compliant meeting the Spanish Government's specs
  • You can download the image after you took it, select home delivery , or choose next day in store pickup

Just select passport under “Photo Type” if you need a photo for a passport. Spain is a fun country to visit, make sure you plan ahead and get the visa.