Photo for a passport or identity card in Turkey

If you are a Dutch national and currently live in Turkey, you can apply to the embassy in Ankara or to the consulate general in Istanbul 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 Turkey

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

Foto Yener
Turan Güneş Bulvarı 12/B
Yıldız Çankaya

In Istanbul there is a photographer familiar with the Dutch requirements 20 metres from the consulate general:

Postacilar sokak no. 1
Tel. 2492337