Photo for a passport, identity card or visa in the United States

If you are a Dutch national and live in the United States, you can apply at the embassy in Washington or the consulates general in New York, San Francisco or Miami for a passport or identity card. The photo you submit with your application must meet specific requirements.

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 United States

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

Washington, DC

District Camera and Imaging
1225 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
(+1) 202-483-0090

The UPS Store
4401-A Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
(+1) 202-244-7299

Erin Paula van Beveren
6361 Springcrest Lane
Henrico, VA 23231
(+1) 804-665-7908

Cutting Edge Photography
5660 Six Forks Road, Suite 204
Raleigh, NC 27609
(+1) 919-481-3462

New York

805 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022 
(+1) 212-753-4671

Color Copy Center Boston 
410 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 
(+1) 617-391-0030

Mathilde’s Photo & Framing 
581 Boylston Street, Suite 707B 
Boston, MA 02116 
(+1) 617 859 8922

San Francisco

237 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
(+1) 415-593-0330

Los Angeles

Photo Experts 
11701 Wilshire Boulevard (corner of Barrington)
Los Angeles, CA 90025 
(+1) 310-444-9000


Passport Photos LLC
1501 Biscaine Blvd. Suite 107
Miami, FL 33132
(+1) 786-290-3024
By appointment only

The UPS Store 
3956 Town Center Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32837 
(+1) 407-855-8766

Advanced Photo & Imaging

135 Cliftwood Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30328 
(+1) 404-255-6275

Yvette Ponthier
New Orleans Event Photography
5163 General De Gaulle Drive, Suite L
New Orleans, LA 70131
(+1) 504-394-7733
By appointment only

Mr. Photo (RJ) 
Madeira Shopping Center 
Nassau, Bahamas 
(+1) 242-322-3001

Foto One 
304 Calle San Francisco 
San Juan, Puerto Rico 
(+1) 787-722-1949


AA Passport & Visa Photo Chicago
Adams & Clark Building
210 S. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60604 
(+1) 312-379-0168

Michael Wypasek Photography in Cleveland 
(+1) 440-453-6258
By appointment only 

2121 Celebration Drive
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 
(+1) 616-447-6686


Advanced Photo & Imaging
6025 Sandy Springs Circle
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(+1) 404-255-6275

DNR Customs
241 Peachtree St NE Suite D
Atlanta, GA 30303
(+1) 248-773-1771