Photo 30x40 millimetres (3x4 cm)

Photo 30x40 millimetres (3x4 cm)

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Photo 30x40 millimetres requirements

Photo 30x40 Millimetres (3x4 CM)
Width: 30 mm
Height: 40 mm
600 dpi
Image definition parameters
  • Head height: 30 mm
  • Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 2.5 mm
Is it suitable for online submission?
Is it printable?
Background Color

How to take a photo?

Body-camera distance
Body-camera distance
Posture: Straight ahead
Posture: Straight ahead
Posture: Straight ahead
Even lighting on both sides of the face
Even lighting on both sides of the face
Even lighting on both sides of the face

30 x 40 millimeters photo: requirements

Document photographs come in many different sizes, depending on the country and the type of document. The 30x40mm size is quite popular worldwide, and this size is frequently used for passports, visas, residence permits and ID cards. 

If you’re not sure what size photograph is required for your document, don’t worry. Simply upload your picture to our online app, and our photo resizer will adjust it to the right size for you automatically. Nothing could be easier!

30 x 40 millimeters photo: dimensions

The exact dimensions of the photograph is perhaps the most important requirement for any document photo. So if you’re applying for a visa, a passport, or a driving license, you need to make sure you submit a photo with the correct dimensions. Not all American print shops or photography studios are able to print photos of 30 x 40 mm, so using an online photo maker with automatic framing may be your best solution.

30 x 40 mm photo: equivalents

The equivalents of a 30 x 40 millimeters size photograph are:

  • 3x4 centimeters (photo's width is 3 cm and height is 4 cm);
  • 1,18 x 1,57 inches (photo's width is 1.18 inches and height is 1.57 inches); these are all the same size. 

30 x 40 mm photo: digital files

When uploading digital photos online, it is crucial to maintain the right proportions; that is, the ratio of 30 millimeters wide to 40mm high must stay the same (3 to 4). As far as size goes, if you’re submitting a JPEG file, it’s probably going to be somewhere between 5 to 10 MB in size.

30 x 40 mm photo: pixels

Digital photos are made up of pixels. The number of pixels will vary depending on the resolution of the photograph. Resolution is expressed in dots per inch (dpi). One digital pixel (px) equals one dot in the printout.

For photographs of 1.18 inches by 1.57 inches, with a resolution of 100 dpi, the number of pixels is: 118 x 157 px (width = 118 pixels, and height 157 pixels). This image would be too pixilated to be acceptable as a passport picture.

For a resolution of 300 dpi: 354 x 472 px (width = 354 px, and height 472 px). This is an image good enough to qualify for passports.

For a resolution of 600 dpi: 708 x 945 px (width = 708 px, and height 945 px). This is the maximum resolution of photo you can submit for any application.

How to take a 30 x 40mm photo

In order to get a perfect 30 x 40 mm photograph, you can download the PhotoAiD app onto your smartphone (at either the AppStore or GooglePlay), or use the photo tools available on our webpage at Choose any document and our photo tools will automatically adjust your photograph to meet the specific requirements of that document. Here’s all you have to do:

  1. Use your smartphone, tablet or digital camera (a webcam is not allowed). 
  2. Download the PhotoAiD app (or use another online service).
  3. Follow the photo guidelines and official requirements for your photos. 
  4. Capture your image. Take as many tries as you like!
  5. Upload your final photo to our photo tool, and let us do the rest.

 It’s that easy! Read on to learn more about how the app and our online services work. 

30x40mm photo maker

All pictures uploaded to the editor are automatically verified by AI as either acceptable or unacceptable. If acceptable, the PhotoAiD app will then automatically change the photo size to 30 x 40 mm, crop the headroom, adjust the frame, and make sure that the final photograph meets the official requirements for your passport, visa, ID card or other document. 

30 x 40 mm background remover

If you need to change the background because you couldn’t get the right color in your home, use our background removal tool which replaces your background with the correct one. It takes only a few seconds to get perfect results.

30 x 40 mm photo cropper

Cut and crop the picture for your document quickly and easily with our photo cropper. We automatically check and adjust the size of the face, the height of the eyes and the distance from the top of the head to the top of the photo, cropping it perfectly as required. The photo cropper not only crops and resizes your photograph, but also converts the image into JPG format for you.

30 x 40 mm photo verification

Once the photo is made, we then verify that it meets all specifications including photo quality, facial expression, head position, background color, patterns, lighting, and so on. Photos that don’t meet the official requirements are rejected. Every photo which is validated by our photo creator has a 200% guarantee: if not accepted, we refund double your money back. 

30 x 40 mm photo template 

After final verification, we send you a JPEG photo template to you via email. You can print it in a local photo lab for as little as 35 cents. Or you can choose to have printed photographs delivered to your home.

Last update: 11/29/22

Frequently Asked Questions

💡 What is the 30 x 40 mm photo equivalency?

The equivalents of 30 x 40 millimeters photographs are as follows: 3 x 4cm photo (photo's width is 3 cm and height is 4 cm), and 1,18 x 1,57 inches photo (photo's width is 1.18 inches and height is 1.57 inches).

💡 What is the digital version of 30 x 40 mm photo?

In the case of digital photos only, it is critical to maintain the correct proportions. This means that the ratio is of the 30mm width to the 40mm height.

💡 How to make a 30 x 40 mm photo?

To make a 3 x 4cm picture, all you have to do is download the PhotoAiD app (or use our online service) and follow the photo guidelines. Then, choose a document and the photo cropper will adjust your photograph to the official requirements of the document.

No. Editing photos such as passport photos or visa, driving licence or for any identity or travel documents cannot be edited as they have to show your natural and accurate appearance. Beautifying in any way, like removing scars, retouching, etc. is forbidden.

To change background color you have to use a professional service like PhotoAiD which removes background and makes it uniformly the right color. It works under the official requirements to give you a correct and acceptable 30 x 40 mm photograph.

This depends on the resolution (dpi) of the printout. For dpi=300: 354 px x 418 px (width = 354 pixels, and height 418 pixels).

Yes, use our photo tool which verifies your picture before submitting it. Remember that pictures must meet official specifications, such as the photo quality, facial expression, head position, background color, patterns, lighting, etc. If they don’t meet the requirements, your photo will be rejected.

Yes, you can choose to have send a photo template to your email and print it in a local photo lab. Or you can choose to have a printed photograph delivered by post to your home.

It is better to not resize the picture by yourself. Instead, use a professional service like PhotoAiD tool which resizes your picture regarding the official requirements for your country.

About the document

Photo 30 x 40 millimeters (3 x 4 cm)

The 30x40 mm photo (3x4 cm) is a very popular photo size for passports, visas, ID cards, residence permits, weapons permits and other official documents. The 30mm width to the 40 millimeters height fits a lot of travel and identity documents. 

Which countries have a 30x40 mm photo size?

This is a list of documents and countries which use 30x40 mm measurements:

  • Afghanistan ID card (e-tazkira)
  • Angola visa
  • Armenia ID card
  • Azerbaijan ID card and visa
  • Botswana visa, passport, residence permit
  • Brazil ID card and SPTrans Bilhete Único
  • Colombia online visa and residence visa
  • Estonia weapons permit
  • Ethiopia visa, passport and origin card
  • Guinea-Bissau visa
  • Japan Residence Card or Certificate of Eligibility
  • Laos visa
  • Moldova ID card
  • Mongolia visa and residence permit
  • Palestine visa
  • Philippine Acknowledgement of employment contracts
  • Portuguese citizen card and Portugal visa (in Indonesia and Philippines)
  • Romania ID card and visa
  • Russia Pensioner ID, Army ID, work permit, medical book, temporary residence, student ID, haunting license as well as Moscow social card
  • South Korea Alien Registration
  • Turkmenistan passport
  • Ukraine visa
  • Vietnam ID card and APEC Business Travel Card

How much is it to get a 30x40 mm photograph?

As 30x40 mm is used for many countries around the world with different currencies, the price depends on the country.

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