Photo for a passport or identity card in Canada

If you are a Dutch national and currently live in Canada, you can apply to the embassy in Ottawa or to the consulate-general in Vancouver or Toronto for a passport or identity card. The photo you submit with your application must meet specific requirements.

Requirements for passport and identity card photos

The photo used in a passport or on an identity card must meet certain requirements. These include requirements concerning size, quality, background, appearance, position, facial expression, glasses, exposure and framing.

See for more information about these requirements.

Getting a passport photo made that meets Dutch requirements

Other countries often have different requirements for passport photos than the Netherlands. You should always tell a photographer abroad exactly what requirements your passport photo must meet. Also tell them that the photos are for the Dutch embassy or consulate. If the photos don’t meet the requirements your passport or identity card application may be rejected. The photographers listed below are located near the embassy or consulate and are familiar with the Dutch requirements.

Online passport or identity card photos

This website allows you to upload a photo that meets Dutch requirements:
Website: (in Dutch only)

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.


Canadian Camera
250 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON
K1P 6M1

Tel.: +1(0)613-2384892


Super Best Art Creation
Cathedral Place, Shop #125
925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC

Tel.: 604-6822555

Vancouver Passport Photos
Sinclair Centre
757 W Hastings Street # 147
Vancouver, BC, V6C 1A1

Tel.: 604-6883666


Aden Camera
348 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON
M5B 1S5

Tel.: +1(0)416-9779711