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The photo must meet the following requirements:

  • -size 35 x 45 mm
  • -current appearance
  • -full-face view
  • -height from the eyes to the bottom of the chin at least 13 mm
  • -civil attire, no sunglasses (except for the blind) and no head cover (except for religious or health reasons – in such cases the head cover must not prevent applicant´s identification)

See sample illustrations


Legal sources:

○ Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code) – Article 13

○ Act No 326/1999 Coll., on Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic and Amending Certain Acts (available in Czech)

Useful links:

Ministry of the Interior – Photograph

ICAO Photo Guidelines - sample illustrations