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Biometrics appointment: passport photo, signature and fingerprints

You have received a letter from the IND that says the IND needs your passport photo, signature and/or fingerprints to prepare your residence permit. Find out if you need to make an appointment to visit an IND desk, or can use a photo form.

Appointment necessary

  • You are over 1 year old and have never had a residence document from the IND. Your biometrics have not been taken before by the Dutch representation abroad, or the police or the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee (KMar) during an asylum application.
  • You have had a residence document before, but you have since become 6, 12 or 18 years old. You must have new fingerprints taken, because they change as you grow older.

After staying in very high risk area

Have you just come from a country or region where the risk of coronavirus infection is very high? Please stay at home (self quarantine) and schedule your appointment after this period. 

Make online appointment

Choice after previous residence document: photo form or appointment

Have you had a residence document before? Please use the Appendix Passport photo form to send your passport photo and signature to the IND by post. Read more about requirements for the passport photo. Or schedule an appointment at an IND desk to have your photo taken and to provide your signature. If you have turned 6, 12 or 18 years old, you always need to make an appointment online. The employee at the IND desk will then take new fingerprints.

Photo form for child under 1

Is the residence document for a child under 1 year old? Then please use the Appendix Passport photo form to send a passport photo of your child to the IND by post. Read more about requirements for the passport photo.


Providing biometrics is free of charge.

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​The IND has several locations in the Netherlands. Please check directions for all IND desks.

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​Residents of Limburg may be able to make an appointment at the Expat Centre Maastricht Region.

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​Are you unable to attend?
Cancel your appointment using the link in the email confirming your appointment.