Photo for a passport or identity card in the United Arab Emirates

If you are a Dutch national and currently living in the United Arab Emirates, you can apply at the Consulate-General in Dubai 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 United Arab Emirates

In Dubai below photographer is familiar with the Dutch requirements:

Marina photos

Durrat al Marza building (opposite Jumeirah Beach Residence, Shams)
Dubai Marina – Dubai
Telephone: 04-3997400 / 04-3997500
Mobile: 056-9097873 / 055-2113001

In Abu Dhabi below photographers are familiar with the Dutch requirements:

Venus Digital Studio

Hamdan Street (behind Al Mariah Mall)
Abu Dhabi
Telephone: 02-666 2726
Mobile: 050-804 8183 (Mr. Nelson)

Sunrise Studio

Hamdan street (behind Al Masood Tower)
Telephone: 02-632 8562
Mobile: 050-580 9729 (Mr. Ramesh)