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New method for taking biometric data

​The Immigration authority IND needs fingerprints, passport photos and signatures in order to make a residence document and to establish someone’s identity.

​From 1 January 2020, the following applies:

  • For every application, a foreign national has to come to an IND desk by appointment to have their passport photo taken. In some cases, depending on the situation, fingerprints will also be taken.
  • The photo card (a form for sending a passport photo to the IND by post) can now only be used for children under one year old.​