Photo requirements for a passport, identity card or visa in Sweden

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 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 or (in Dutch only) to take a photo that meets the Dutch requirements.


If you have the photo taken by a photographer, tell them what requirements it must meet. Tip: download and print the Photomatrix guidelines 2007 and take them with you. The guidelines give detailed information for photographers about the Dutch requirements.

Photographers in Stockholm

The following photographers in Stockholm are familiar with the Dutch requirements:


Kocksgatan 1
116 24 Stockholm
T-bana: Medborgarplatsen

Telephone: +46 (0)8 641 4300

Södermalms foto

Renstiernas gata 16
116 28 Stockholm

Telephone: +46 (0)8 642 7224