Photo for a passport, identity card or visa in South Africa
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.
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 South Africa who are familiar with the Dutch requirements
Tel.: +27 (0)12 346 0868
Photon Image Centre
Tel: 011 467 9667
11 Huilboom st.
Photo Studio Lockley
21 Plein Street
Tel.: +27 (0)21 883 3131
Tothills Photo Discounters
Peter van Laeren
18 Lower Burg Street (on the corner of Riebeek and Lower Burg Street)
Tel.: +27 (0)21 421 2421 / +27 (0)21 425 2054
Westville Mall, Shop 24
Tel.: +27 (0)31 266 0159