Submitting passport photographs
In most cases, the photography studio you visited will send your photograph directly to the police. You can upload your photograph onto the police’s photograph server, but we do not recommend this as many of the photographs uploaded have to be rejected. Below you will find more information about attaching a passport photograph to your application.
For a passport application, you will need one passport photograph which has been taken no longer than 6 months before submitting your application. Almost all photography studios in Finland will send your photograph directly to the police electronically.
List of photography studios: For a list of photography studios which can send photographs directly to the police, please refer to the list of photography studios (only in Finnish and Swedish).
Photograph retrieval code: Once the photography studio has sent your photograph to the police, you will receive a text message or email with your photograph retrieval code. Enter this code in your online passport application. You can also use an electronic passport photograph at a police station by giving your code to the person handling passport applications.
Passport photograph quality requirements: see the passport photograph instructions.