Photo for a passport, identity card or visa in Malaysia

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 Malaysia who are familiar with the Dutch requirements

  • Danisha Photo Centre
    241-1, 1st Floor, Hock Choon Supermarket
    Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
    Opening hours:
    Monday - Friday: 10am – 6pm
    Saturday & Sunday: closed
     
  • DHL booth opposite Hock Choon Supermarket
    Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
    Opening hours:
    Monday - Friday: 8.30am – 5.30pm
    Saturday & Sunday: closed