Photo for a passport, identity card or visa in United Kingdom

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.

Download and print the pdf Photomatrix guidelines 2020 on and take the guidelines with you. They give detailed information for photographers about the Dutch requirements.

Photographers in the UK

The following photographers in the United Kingdom are familiar with the Dutch requirements:


Seen Digital Photos (open)

Mail Boxes Etc. (open)

Fotofast (closed due to lockdown)

  • 1 S Kensington Station Arcade, London SW7 2NA
  • Tube station: South Kensington
  • Tel: 020-75890216

Snappy Snaps (closed due to lockdown)

Snappy Snaps (closed due to lockdown)

Snappy Snaps (closed due to lockdown)

Passport Photo Service (closed due to lockdown)

  • 39 North Row, London W1K 6DL     
  • Tube station: Bond Street, Marble Arch
  • Tel: 020-76298540
  • E-mail:

I.D. Photo Shop (open)

  • 1 Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5BW
  • Tube station: Charing Cross, Embankment
  • Tel: 020 - 7470 2610
  • Mob: 073 - 0655 7475
  • E-mail:


Quartz Photography & Imaging Services

  • Unit 8 - Cults Business Park, Station Road, Aberdeen AB15 9PE
  • Tel: 01224-865865


Snappy Snaps

  • 57 New Street, Birmingham B2 4DU
  • Tel: 0121-6343647

Midland Computer Exchange

  • 1419 Pershore Road, Stirchley - Birmingham B30 2JL
  • Tel: 0121-2464666


Catch the Moment

  • 285a Gloucester Road, Bishopston - Bristol BS7 8NY
  • Tel: 0117-9232456



Express Imaging

  • 172-174 City Road, Cardiff CF24 3JF
  • Tel: 029-20464748


Richardsons Photographers

  • Albert Square, Chester-Le-Street - Durham DH3 3QG
  • Tel: 0191-3883346
  • Website:


Photo Express

Fotkaplus Photography

Kodak Express T/A Snap Prints Ltd



  • 39 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 1HW
  • Tel: 0141-3324683


Lymington Wessex Photo Shop

  • 6 St Thomas Street, Lymington - Hampshire SO41 9NA
  • Tel: 01590-718130
  • Website:



  • 159 Hessle Road, Hull HU3 2AF
  • Tel: 01482-329406


Dragons Photos


Spectrum Photos

Louise Kelham Photography


Moorfields Photographic Ltd.


11 Zoom Photoshop

  • 900 Stockport Road, Levenshulme - Manchester M19 3AD
  • Tel: 0161-2570500


Max Spielmann


Seaman Photographer

  • 193 London Road, Sheffield S2 4LJ
  • Tel: 0114-2585695