Photo for a passport or identity card in Portugal

If you are a Dutch national and currently live in Portugal, you can apply to the embassy in Lisbon 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 Lisbon

The following photographer in Lisbon is familiar with the Dutch requirements:

FotoExpress Alcântara
Rua do Fradesso da Silveira 77
Alcântara – Lisbon

Telephone number: +35-1-210156622
Opening times: Monday - Friday between 9.00 - 16.00 hours.

An alternative is the following photographer:

Calçada de Estrela 219-221

Telephone number: +35-1-213971321
Opening times: Monday - Friday between 9.00 - 17.00 hours.

In Albufeira the following photographer is familiar with the Dutch requirements:

Photo Service
Rua do Municípo 7

Telephone number: +35-1-289585294

Photo's that do not meet the requirements will not be accepted.