The Embassy and Consulates | Kingdom of the Netherlands, Canada

Applying for a passport

If you are a Dutch national living abroad, you can apply for a passport at the Dutch embassy in your country of residence. If you are visiting the Netherlands, you can also apply for a passport at a number of Dutch border municipalities and at the Haarlemmermeer municipal desk at Schiphol Airport. Please select whether you are renewing a Dutch passport or applying for a Dutch passport for the first time.

Renewing a passport

Adult (18 or over)

If you are a Dutch national aged 18 or over and hold a valid or expired Dutch passport or if you were previously added to one of your parents’ passports, you can renew your Dutch passport.

Minor (under 18)

If your child is a Dutch national under 18 and holds a valid or expired Dutch passport or if they were previously added to a parent’s passport, you can renew your child’s Dutch passport.

First-time application for a dutch passport

Adult (18 or over)

If you are a Dutch national aged 18 or over who has never held a Dutch identity card or passport and were never added to one of your parents’ Dutch passports, you can apply for a Dutch passport.

Minor (under 18)

If your child is a Dutch national under 18 who has never held a Dutch identity card or passport and has not been added to a parent’s passport, you can apply for a passport on their behalf.

Dual nationality

If you wish to apply for a Dutch passport but also hold another nationality, please note that dual nationality is only possible under certain circumstances. For more information, visit the page on dual nationality.

Biometrics

In order to apply for a passport, you must visit one of our offices to prove your identity. Your fingerprints will be taken. For more information, go to biometric photographs and fingerprints.