Photo for a passport, identity card or visa in Portugal

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 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:

Zorba
Calçada de Estrela 219-221
Lisbon

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
Albufeira

Telephone number: +35-1-289585294

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