Photo for a passport, identity card or visa in Cuba

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.

Online photo

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

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 Cuba

We do not recommend any specific photographers. We advise you to print out the photo requirements and bring them with you to the photographer. Getting your photo taken in the Netherlands is also an option, as the photos taken in Cuba rarely meet the Dutch requirements.