When you are getting ready to apply for a Kosovo passport, you have to take into account that you also need to submit 2 passport photos along with the required documentation and application form. You have the option of going to a professional photo studio, but did you know that you can take your picture at home as well? MyPassportPhotos will help you turn it into a government compliant passport photo.
You may also want to take a look at iVisa.com. They deal with online visa applications. So, if you happen to qualify for an electronic visa, depending on where you are going, iVisa can help you with the online application process so that you do not struggle with it.
The general Kosovo passport photo requirements are as follows:
- Photo size: 2 inches in height and 2 inches in width
- The photo you submit must be in color
- Head position: keep your head straight
- Recency: must be as recent as 6 months
- Background: white
- Smile: no
- Eyes: must be clearly visible
- The picture should not be blurry
- Glasses: only acceptable if they do not cover your eyes
- Headgear: as a rule, no. Exceptions are made for religious purposes
- Resolution (pixels): at least 600 dpi
- Attire, clothing, dress code: avoid white clothes
- Beard: it is allowed only if it shows your everyday look
- Quantity needed in application: 2
Kosovo Passport Photos and Visa Photo Requirements – Rules, Guidelines, and Specifications
We already listed the general Kosovo passport photo requirements above. However, did you know that an inadequate passport photo is among the most common causes of passport application rejection? To avoid that, we provided below more information on some of the specifications.
- Choosing the proper background for your passport photo should not difficult. It needs to be entirely white. Patterns and shadows have no place being in a passport photo, either. You could use a white wall, but in case you do not have one, you can take a white sheet and hang it somewhere. The end result is pretty much the same.
- You need to be very careful with the angle, which is why you must position the camera at eye level. Keep your head straight when you take the photo. You should know that portrait-style photos are always rejected because both sides of your face must be visible equally.
- The only acceptable facial expression in a passport photo or visa photo is neutral. Therefore, you cannot smile, squint, raise your brows, or frown. To achieve the best possible result, we recommend that you relax your face when you take your picture.
- You are required to look straight into the camera when you take the passport photo or visa photo. It is essential for your eyes to be visible, not covered by your hair or glasses. If the frames are oversized, you must take your eyeglasses off. If you keep them on because they are discreet, check the picture for flash reflection before you submit it. Moreover, remember that sunglasses and eyeglasses with tinted lenses are forbidden in a passport photo or visa photo.
- The lighting in the room must not have an intensity that is too low or too high. Also, you should make sure that the light does not create shadows on your face. A frontal source would be best.
- Headwear is usually not acceptable in a passport photo or visa photo. Nevertheless, an exception is made for people who are held by their religious beliefs to keep their heads covered at all times. If you are among them, you can keep your headwear, but you have to make sure that it does not create shadows on your face and that your face is seeable from the top of your forehead to the bottom of your chin. No other compromise is made.
- You do not have to shave your beard if it represents your everyday look. Any changes you may want to make must be made before you take your passport photo.
Rules and Requirements for Babies, Infants, and Newborn Passport and Visa Photos
Children are not exempt from having their own passport and visas, which is why you need to take their pictures as well. You can use MyPassportPhotos in this case as well. We even prepared a few tips for you.
- Children’s eyes must be visible as well, so make sure that they are awake when you take their photos.
- Like many other parents do, you may want to put the baby in a car seat when you want to take the photo. Just remember to cover the backrest of the chair with a white sheet so that the background is white.
- For the same reason, you have to place the baby on a white layer if you want to take the photo from above. The position is more comfortable for some babies.
- You are expected to remove the baby’s pacifier, headwear, or any other object from the shot.
- Keep in mind that if you want to hold the baby, you cannot appear in the picture at all. Not even your hands.
Price and Cost
The cost of getting your passport photo or visa photos online with MyPassportPhotos is not at all high. It is cheaper than going to a professional photo studio. For a Kosovo passport, 2 photos are necessary, and with MyPassportPhotos, you can get them for only $5.99. That is about 5.4 Euros. It varies depending on the exchange rate on the day of your purchase.
How to get Kosovo Passport Photos or Kosovo Visa Photos Online
Using MyPassportPhotos to get your passport photos is not at all problematic. All you need is a camera and a few minutes of your time. Most people use a phone or a tablet, but you can use whatever is more convenient for you.
With the camera, you have to take your picture in the conditions we discussed above. If you do not follow the guidelines, your photo will be rejected. After you manage to take a picture that you like, you need to submit it to MyPassportPhotos. You can either e-mail it or upload it directly to the website. After we process it to turn it into a government compliant photo, you will be given two options:
- 1.You can choose to download it, in which case you need some photo-quality paper to print the photo yourself.
- 2.Give us your address, and we will send the photos to you.
For more information, do not hesitate to contact MyPassportPhotos’ customer support.
Example of a correct photo