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:

Snappy Snaps (closed due to lockdown)

24 Kensington Church Street
London W8 4PE
Tube station: High Street Kensington

Tel.: +44(0)2079382325

Seen Digital Photos (open)

52 Gloucester Rd
London SW7 4QT
Tube station: Gloucester Road

Tel.: +44(0)2075818555

Mail Boxes Etc. (open)

272 Kensington High Street
London W8 6ND
Tube station: High Street Kensington

Telefoonnummer: 020-76039999

Fotofast (closed due to lockdown)

1 S Kensington Station Arcade
London SW7 2NA
Tube station: South Kensington

Tel.: +44(0)20-75890216

Snappy Snaps (closed due to lockdown)

34 Old Brompton Rd
London SW7 3DL
Tube station: South Kensington

Tel.: +44(0)20-75846260

Snappy Snaps (closed due to lockdown)

171 Earl's Court Rd
London SW5 9 RF

Tel.: +44(0)20-73707038

Snappy Snaps Chelsea (closed due to lockdown)

170 Kings Road
Chelsea, London SW3 4UP
Tube station: Sloane Square

Tel.: +44(0)20-73514472

Passport Photo Service (closed due to lockdown)

39 North Row 
London W1K 6DL     
Tube station: Bond Street, Marble Arch

Tel.: +44(0)20-76298540

I.D. Photo Shop (open)

1 Northumberland Avenue
Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 5BW
Tube station: Charing Cross, Embankment

Tel.: 020 - 7470 2610, mobile number: 073 - 0655 7475

Photographers outside of London:


Quartz Photography & Imaging Services

Unit 8 - Cults Business Park
Station Road
Aberdeen AB15 9PE

Tel.: +44(0)1224-865865


Snappy Snaps

57 New Street
Birmingham B2 4DU

Tel.: +44(0)121-6343647

Midland Computer Exchange

1419 Pershore Road
Stirchley - Birmingham B30 2JL

Tel.: +44(0)121-2464666


Catch the Moment

285a Gloucester Road
Bishopston - Bristol BS7 8NY

Tel.: +44(0)117-9232456


80 West Street
Bedminster - Bristol BS3 3LL

Tel.: +44(0)117-9830335


Express Imaging

172-174 City Road
Cardiff CF24 3JF

Tel.: +44(0)29-20464748


Richardsons Photographers

Albert Square
Chester-Le-Street - Durham DH3 3QG

Tel.: +44(0)191-3883346


Photo Express

7 Melville Terrace
Edinburgh EH9 1ND

Tel.: +44(0)131-6672164

Fotkaplus Photography

11 Castle Street
Edinburgh EH2 3AH

Tel.: +44(0)131-2100145



39 Bath Street
Glasgow G2 1HW

Tel.: +44(0)141-3324683


The Photo Lab Lymington

6 St Thomas Street
Lymington - Hampshire SO41 9NA

Tel.: +44(0)1590-718130



159 Hessle Road
Hull HU3 2AF

Tel.: +44(0)1482-329406


Dragons Photos

Unit 10 - Kirkgate Market Buildings
Vicar Lane
Leeds LS2 7JF

Tel.: +44(0)20-0113-2433838


Spectrum Photos

56 - 58 Belgrave Gate
Leicestershire - Leicester

Tel.: +44(0)116-2519478

Louise Kelham Photography

335 Abbey Lane
Leicester LE4 5QJ

Tel: +44(0)116-266 2567


Moorfields Photographic Ltd.

2 Old Hall street
Liverpool L3 9RQ

Tel.: +44(0)151-2361611


11 Zoom Photoshop

900 Stockport Road
Levenshulme - Manchester M19 3AD

Tel.: +44(0)161-2570500


D&P Photographic

76 Gosforth High street
Newcastle NE3 1HB

Tel.: +44(0)191-2130060


Seaman Photographer

193 London Road
Sheffield S2 4LJ

Tel.: +44(0)114-2585695