Photo for a passport, identity card or visa in China

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 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.

Online photo

You can go to the website or (in Dutch only) to take a photo that meets the Dutch requirements.


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 and take the guidelines with you. They give detailed information for photographers about the Dutch requirements.

Photographers in China that are familiar with the Dutch requirements


Gold One Photo Studio
Diagonally opposite Capital Mansion (Jingcheng Dasha)

Tel.: +86(0)10-64686895 / +86(0)10-64605888


Xu Ri Digital Image
Room 101, No.70 Guangli Road
Tiyuxi Guangzhou (Metro Exit A)

Tel.: +86 (0)20- 85585156


HP Photomi
Gubei Carrefour, Ground Floor
No. 268 Shuicheng Road South

Tel.: +86 (0)21-62084638