Photographs

Up-to-date photographs which are attached to applications for residence permit or applications for issuing documents which are granted for foreigners should reflect facial image without head cover and dark glasses to avoid any reasonable doubts.
Photographs should comply with the following requirements:

  • undamaged, colour, sharp;
  • size 35 mm x 45 mm;
  • made no earlier than 6 months prior to the date of making the application;
  • presenting facial image from the top head to the upper part of shoulders, so that the face occupied 70-80% of the photograph on uniform and light background, in the frontal position, the person must look directly ahead, with eyes open, hair removed from face, natural face expression and closed mouth, and it must reflect natural skin colour;
  • presenting eyes clearly, especially pupils, the line of eyes must be parallel to the upper edge of the photograph.

Note: The foreigner with congenital or acquired vision defects may attach to the application the photograph which reflects him/her in dark glasses. In such case the application shall be accompanied by documents which prove disability and in the case of no possibility of their presentation the foreigner’s statement on disability should be attached.
The foreigner who wears head cover according to the principles of his/her religious denomination may attach to the application the photograph which reflects him/her in head cover, provided that facial image is fully visible. In such a case the application shall be accompanied by the foreigner’s statement on affiliation to the religious community.