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Venezuela Passport Photo Requirements

Venezuela Passport photos and book with flag

Properly taken online passport pictures can simplify the Venezuelan passport application process.

Venezuela citizens applying for a passport should be aware of these  passport photo requirements in order to meet compliance and ensure your best photo.

Similarly, a citizen of another country traveling to Venezuela, or a Venezuelan traveling to the U.S., has specific visa photo requirements to follow.

Venezuela Passport Photo Requirements:

  • Two photos
  • Photos should be 2 x 2 inches in size
  • The person must be front facing the camera in each photo
  • All photographs must be in color
  • A light colored background should be behind the person
  • No glasses should be worn in photos
  • Caps, hats, and other head wear are prohibited in photos

Visit the U.S. Department of State’s Venezuelan page for additional passport and travel information for Venezuelan citizens.

Passport Renewal:

When renewing a Venezuelan passport, picture requirements are similar to those listed above.

Applicants should submit FOUR photos for their passport renewal.  Each photo should be in color and the size should be 2 x 2 inches.


Visiting the U.S.

It is required that any Venezuelan citizen who is traveling to the U.S. hold a valid passport.

In order to travel to the United States, all citizens of Venezuela will need to apply for a U.S. Visa.

Applicants must adhere to the following photo requirements when taking their U.S. Visa picture.

Photo Requirements for Venezuelan Citizens Applying for U.S. Visa:

  • Photo should be in color
  • 2″ x 2″, square
  • Taken within the last 6 months
  • Taken in front of a white background
  • The person must be front facing the camera
  • 50% of the area of the photo should be covered by the face
  • The person should have a neutral expression
  • Both eyes need to be open
  • Photo should be taken in clothes worn on a daily basis by the person

Visiting Venezuela

In order for citizens of other countries to travel to Venezuela, they will need to apply for a visa and should follow specific requirements for visa photos.

Venezuela Visa Photo Requirements:

  • Generally, only one digital photo is necessary
  • Photo size should be 2 x 2 inches
  • Background of the photo should be flat and white
  • Taken within the last 6 months
  • Lighting should be uniform for the photos with no marks, flash, red eyes or shadows visible
  • Photo should be in color
  • The face and neck should be completely visible
  • The person’s face should be clear and completely facing the camera
  • Both eyes must be open
  • The person’s mouth should be closed
  • Only a neutral expression is acceptable for the photo
  • The face should consume 66-75% of the area of the picture
  • Glasses are acceptable only if they do not cause any glare from the flash
  • Eyes must be completely visible
  • The head should be completely uncovered

Travelers to Venezuela can apply for a visa online (

Additional info surrounding Visas and Visa Photos can be found at the República Bolivariana de Venezuela.