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Passport and Visa Pictures

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Passport pictures, ID pictures, CV pictures, drivers license pictures, visa pictures and other official pictures. There are a lot of different options and each country tends to have their own standards. Therefore, trusting this task with a professional is key. In Finland, majority of the pictures are sent straight to the police electronically, whereas other countries still prefer printed pictures. Nobody is too young or too old to come in for a picture, we take pictures of people all ages. We take your official photos immediately without any time booking and your pictures are printed out straight away. In Finland, your driver’s license isn’t considered an official ID anymore and therefore, having an official ID or passport is important, if for example you want to handle your banking.

Passport pictures are like going to the dentist…It’s something you dread and postpone, but eventually you’re glad you did it. We try to make the experience as easy as possible. We’ll take multiple pictures if necessary, so that you’re satisfied with your pictures.

Can't make it?

Send your picture to us and we'll let you know whether the picture is acceptable or not.

Price list

  Per person
Finnish passport pictures sent electronically to the police 25€
Finnish standard pictures sent to your email 25€
Finnish standard electronic copy and printed pictures 30€
Passport or Visa photos printed 25€
Visa photos sent to your email 25€
Visa photos printed and sent to your email 27€
Visa photos + Another countries picture size printed 35€
Visa photos + Another countries picture size sent electronically 30€
CV pictures 30€
Children who don’t sit by themselves 30€
Your own picture printed or sent electronically 15€
Reprinting or sending pictures taken with us within 6 months 10€
Extra copies printed +5€

Passport and Visa photo standards

How to take the picture myself?

You can take an official passport sized photo yourself at home. However, there are certain points that need to be considered before uploading the picture. Nowadays, you can take proper pictures with your phone as well and you can send them to us for validation. We’ll let you know whether the picture fulfills all the standards and edit them if needed. We can then send them back fully edited. Starting from the 23rd of September, 2020, photo stores aren’t allowed to upload pictures onto the server that they haven’t taken themselves. However, you can add them to the system yourself and you can find instructions for this down below. We charge 15€ for edited pictures sent straight to your email. Asking whether the picture is ok is free. More information can be found in the link.


The picture needs to have even lighting. Don’t use a flash on your phone, since the lighting will in most cases be uneven. The face, in this case, tends to be over exposed and the background full of shadows. Natural lighting is the best option or a general bright light. However, make sure that the light isn’t located right above you. 

If the lighting on your face is good, you can send the picture to us. We’ll edit the background so that it fulfills or the official standards. 


The background should be an even white. We are able to remove the background electronically, but this is made difficult if the background is uneven. You can also put a white t-shirt or textile as the background, if you don’t have any even white surfaces. This is easier to edit out afterwards. 

Posture and facial expression

Sit upright or stand with your face and head aimed towards the camera. Don’t angle your head to high or too low, even if you think this looks better. This might distort the image and is one reason for images not passing the police inspection. The camera should be around the same height as your eyes. 

Your body should face the camera. If you’re sitting, place your hands by your side or on your knees relaxed. Otherwise, your shoulders might rise too high and the picture will not be accepted.

Your facial expression needs to be neutral. You can have a positive look on your face, but you’re not aloud to smile. This means that your cheek bones shouldn’t rise. Keep your mouth closed so that your teeth aren’t visible. Your mouth has to be completely closed. 

Hats and glasses

The police officials have informed that scarves and other headgear can be used in pictures for religious reasons. Otherwise, these are not allowed and bobby pins shouldn’t be too visible. If you fulfill the police standards for wearing something on your head, please make sure that there are no shadows on your face and that the edges are far enough from your eyes. 

We don’t recommend using glasses in the picture. Due to biometric passports and IDs, facial recognition and eye scanning have become main recognition methods. The frame of the glasses can’t be too close to your eyes, there shouldn’t be any reflections and they can’t be tinted. Even if all the above criteria are fulfilled, the official is the last person to make the decision and can fail the picture. 


Instant passport pictures

How to upload the picture into the police server?



Go to this website Click the “uusi kuva” button.


You will be forwarded to a sign in page. Choose the upper option, which is your personal login information.


You need to login using your credentials. Choose the option that suits you best.


Once you’ve logged in, you are forwarded back to the front page. Click the “uusi kuva” button.


The first part is assigned for your name. You do not have to fill this in. The second part is mandatory and you have to choose yourself as the one who took the picture. The third part is for you to upload your edited picture.

You need to upload the picture in a specific size and the picture needs to obide by certain standards. You can send your raw picture to us and we can make it into the correct dimensions. We charge 10€ for this service.


You can see your picture on the left. Above it is a button that you need to tick, whether you have an illness that affects your picture.
Add your phone number or email address to receive the code necessary for any online application. The code will be sent to you in this format: XXX XX XX. The spaces are important and the picture is valid for 6 months. During this period you may use the code as many times as you wish.

Taking a passport picture of a child

Kids over the age of two have the same criteria as adults. The police is more lenient with kids under the age of two. For example, kids under the age of two can have their mouth open, but if possible they prefer it closed. This, however, is not a reason for failing the picture. It is important, that the head and eyes are facing the camera and that the eyes are looking into the camera. Make sure that there is no clothing in front of the face. The picture can, for example, be taken on top of a cloth on the ground. Make sure that there are no shadows on the face. The background we can edit out afterwards, so small shadows don’t matter.

You can also take a picture with the kid in your lap. Make sure that the background is clear and that the hands don’t rise up too high. Keep your own hands relatively low as well, so that they don’t show in the picture. 

Frequently asked questions

Electronic and physical copies are valid for 6 months. Electronic copies get deleted from the police system automatically 6 months after taking the picture. Physical copies don’t have a date stamp on them, so the final decision will be made by the official.

You don’t need to book a time and you can just walk into our store whenever. We strive to take your pictures quickly and worst case scenario, depending on the situation at the store,  you might have to wait 5 minutes. 

The most common reason for pictures getting declined is the lack of information for which the picture will be used. Please remember to let us know for what country the picture will be used, so that we can prepare your picture according to the correct criteria. If for some reason the picture still gets declined, then we will take a new set of pictures for you free of charge. We ask you to deliver us a statement why the pictures were declined, so that we can fix possible issues that the image might have had.

You can visit us at any of our six main city area locations. We take official passport photos electronically and printed at any of the following locations:

  • Helsinki Citycenter
  • Helsinki Asematunneli
  • Helsinki Redi
  • Helsinki Tripla
  • Espoo Iso Omena
  • Vantaa Jumbo

People all ages are welcome to come and get their pictures taken. The youngest we’ve taken pictures of is two weeks old and the oldest almost 100 years old.  With the youngest kids we recommend coming to have their picture taken when they’re awake. This makes taking the picture a lot easier. 

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Immediately without booking

Immediately without booking

Immediately without booking

Immediately without booking

Immediately without booking

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