Photo requirements for a passport or identity card

If you are a Dutch national and currently live in Sweden, you can apply to the embassy in Stockholm 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 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