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Appointment biometrics (passport photo, signature and/or fingerprints)

​You have received a letter from the IND in which it says that de IND needs your passport photo, signature and/or fingerprints in order to make your residence permit.

Do you have to make an appointment to provide biometrics?

You have to schedule an appointment at an IND desk online if you never had a Dutch residence permit and you did not have your biometrics taken before. At the IND desk, you will have your passport photo and fingerprints taken and you put your signature.
Did you previously have your biometrics taken at the Dutch representation abroad (when taking the civic integration exam or applying for/collecting the mvv)? Or by the police or Royal Netherlands Marechaussee (KMar) during your asylum procedure? Then the IND already has your biometrics. You do not have to visit an IND desk.

In the following situations, you do not schedule an appoint at an IND desk but you make use of the passport photo form:

  • You have previously had a Dutch residence before. The IND just needs your passport photo and signature. Please, use the Appendix Passport photo form to send your passport photo and signature to the IND by mail.
  • You submitted an application for a child younger than 1 year old. The IND just needs a passport photo of your child. Please, use the Appendix Passport photo form to send your child's passport photo to the IND by mail.

What do you need to bring to the appointment?

  • Your valid passport (or other valid travel document).
  • Your appointment code. This code is mentioned in the confirmation e-mail that you receive after you make an appointment online.
  • Your (expired) residence document or Foreign Nationals Identity Card (type W).

Please note! Did you loose your residence document or Foreign Nationals Identity Card, or was it stolen? And did you report the loss or theft? Please, bring the police report to the appointment.

Photo at IND desk

When having your passport photo taken at an IND desk, you may cover your head for religious or ideological reasons. Your head covering must be smooth, single-coloured and must stand out against the background for the passport photo. This background is white, so your head covering may not be white or light grey.


Providing biometrics is free of charge.

Make an appointment

Use the Online appointment button to make an appointment.

   Online appointment

Please note! Do you need to visit an IND desk, but have you just returned from a country or region that has an orange or red travel advice? Please stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days and make your appointment after this period. For more information, check the website government.nl.

Expat Centre Maastricht Region

Do you live in the province of Limburg? You could make an appointment at the Expat Centre Maastricht Region.

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

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