Photo for a passport, identity card or visa in Canada
You will need to submit a photo with your application for a Dutch passport, identity card or visa. This photo must meet certain requirements. You can take your photo online or have one taken by a photographer.
Requirements for photos
The photo used for a passport, identity card or visa must meet certain requirements. This includes requirements concerning size, quality, background, appearance, position, facial expression, glasses, exposure and framing. Your application will only be accepted if your photo meets all the requirements. See government.nl for more information about these requirements.
Having photos taken
You can have the photo for your passport, identity card or visa taken online or by a photographer.
If you have the photo taken by a photographer, tell them what requirements it must meet.
Download and print the pdf Photomatrix guidelines 2020 on government.nl and take the guidelines with you. They give detailed information for photographers about the Dutch requirements.
Photographers in Canada
The following photographers in Ottawa, Vancouver and Toronto are familiar with the Dutch requirements. We advise you however, to point out the specific Dutch requirements to the photographer. Please call the store before you drop by to make sure they are open on the day of your visit.
250 Albert Street
Super Best Art Creation
Cathedral Place, Shop #125
925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver Passport Photos
757 W Hastings Street # 147
Vancouver, BC, V6C 1A1
382 Yonge Street
Unit 2 (ground floor)