UK & Europe

United Kingdom Passport Photo.

At PassportPhotoRVA, I can provide you with both printed and/or digital passport and visa photos that confirm to the specifications set by Her Majesty’s Passport Office.

For the United Kingdom, next to printed passport photo’s that you mail to Her Majesty’s Passport Office in the UK, I can provide you with digital images that can be uploaded online as well.

However, unlike passport photographer outlets located in the UK, I cannot directly upload the photo myself and give you an access code or provide you with a digital file on your memory stick.

For more information please check the website from Her Majesty’s Passport Office:

United Kingdom passport
  • Rules and specifications can change any time.
  • Nationality: UK
  • Photo size: 35 x 45 mm
  • Head size: between 29 - 34 mm
  • Validity: 6 months
  • Website: UK HM Passport Office
  • Note:

Netherlands Passport Photo.

HenricoPhoto (Mrs. Erin P van Beveren) is informed of the requirements and recommended by the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington DC, as a passport photographer in the State of Virginia. The Dutch passport photos are confirm the Dutch photomatrix 2020 specification.

Dutch passport photos are scanned into a computer system at the Embassy, and embedded on a chip inside the passport. Since the Dutch passport photos are to be made following strict rules, it is possible that the Embassy may reject the photo. In the small event that this may happen, I will re-take the passport photos free of charge. Please be advised that American passport photos will not be accepted at the Dutch Embassy

In het Nederlands:
Henrico Photo (Mevr. Erin P van Beveren) is door de Nederlandse Ambassade geinformeerd op de regels, en aanbevolen als pasfotograaf in de staat Virginia. De door mij gemaakte Nederlandse pasfoto's voldoen aan de photomatrix 2020 specificatie.

De foto’s voor een Nederlands pasport worden op de Ambassade in een computer systeem gescand, en op een chip in Uw pasport aangebracht. Aangezien de Nederlandse pasfoto's aan strenge regels moeten voldoen is het mogelijk dat de Ambassade Uw foto weigert. Mocht dit het geval zijn dan maken ik gratis een nieuwe set pasfoto's. Let op, Amerikaanse pasfoto's worden bij de Nederlandse Ambassade niet geaccepteerd.

Netherlands passport
  • Rules and specifications can change any time.
  • Nationality: NL
  • Photo size: 35 x 45 mm
  • Ear to ear: between 16 - 20 mm
  • Chin to crown: between 26 - 30 mm
  • Validity: 6 months
  • Website: Passport application
  • Note:

  • Disclaimer as previously posted on the website of the Dutch Embassy:

    Passport photos taken by photographers, who are informed of our requirements according to the Photo Matrix Model, are not automatically accepted at the Embassy or at the Consulates of the Netherlands in the U.S.A. or at the passport issuing office in the Netherlands. A final check will be carried out before the document is being produced.

European Passport Photos.

At PassportPhotoRVA, I provide you with printed and/or digital passport, citizenship, immigration, visa including the Schengen area (European border control-free travel) and ID photos to the specifications as required by the corresponding government regulations.

I presently have the specification of the following European countries:

Albania, Angola, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldavia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, “Schengen”, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine.

Occasionally new countries are added, please call if you don't see your country listed. I have 280+ formats from over 87 countries, which are constantly monitored and updated when needed.

Please note, rules and specifications can change any time. Feel free to bring your current specifications with you to your appointment.

Most passport photos are taken in front of a white, light blue or dark blue background, as required by most governments’ specifications.

The final image will have a white, light gray, gray, light blue or dark blue background as requirements varies per country.

European passport, Schengen and Visa photos varies in size among European countries. Most outside dimensions are 35x45, and the size of the face in regards to the outside dimension, varies in ratio as well.

The Schengen visa photo has a standard size requirement, however size requirements will vary among European countries, so check with the embassy of your port of entry where you apply for your visa. For example, the Netherlands and Germany require the same size visa requirements as for their passport photo.

Background color is mostly white or gray, but some countries allow light blue to provide better contrast with individual hair color.

A few samples:

Italian passport (35x40mm)

German passport (35x45mm)

Spain passport (26x32mm)