Photo for a passport or identity card 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 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 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

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

200 West State Road 436 
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 
(+1) 407-389-0476

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