You must provide a U.S. Document Style Photo with your application!

The only acceptable format is 2″x2″ (51 mm x 51 mm).

U.S. passport photo requirements are different from Dutch passport photo requirements.
For detailed guidance on the correct and acceptable type of photo, visit the State Department travel website:

Check the above guidance very carefully and make sure your photo meets these requirements.  If your photo is found unacceptable we must ask you to reschedule and bring an acceptable photograph to your new appointment.

When having your photo taken, tell the photographer you need the square U.S. size, 2″ x 2″ photos (51 mm. x 51 mm.), not the Dutch size!