From a photo kiosk

Getting biometric pictures taken in Germany is really easy: all you need to do is to find a FotoFix machine, insert 6€ in coins and sit tight for a few seconds. The machine will print 4 copies of your passport photo a minute later. These biometric photos are accepted for most German documents offices, including visas, driving licences and passports.

At the Bürgeramt/Ausländerbehörde

You can also find passport photo kiosks at the Ausländerbehörde, and at the Bürgeramt. Find your Bürgeramt or Ausländerbehörde, then look for Fotoautomat on the information page.


When you get your passport pictures from a Fotoautomat, you will get 4 pictures printed on a single piece of paper. You do not need to cut them; they have a tool for this at the Ausländerbehörde, and at the Bürgeramt1.

Biometric pictures for other countries

Embassies and foreign organizations may have different requirements for their biometric photos. Use this website to find the correct requirements for your country.

You can have foreign biometric pictures taken in most photography studios for 5 to 15 euros.