Submitting passport photographs

Passport photographs

In most cases, the photography studio you visited will send your photograph directly to the police. 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.

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