Photo for a passport or identity card in Russia

If you are a Dutch national and currently live in Russia, you can apply to the embassy in Moscow or to the consulate-general in St Petersburg 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 Moscow

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

Kalashny Pereulok 4
Korpus 1

There are many photographers offering passport photo services in and around Nevsky Prospekt in St Petersburg. It is a good idea to take a print-out of the Dutch rules for passport and identity card photos so you can check whether the photos meet these requirements.