Photo for a passport, identity card or visa in Russia

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 Moscow

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

Ditatour
Kalashny Pereulok 4
Korpus 1
Moscow

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.