Certificate of residence in Ireland

If you live in Ireland you may occasionally need to produce a certificate of residence. The Netherlands embassy in Dublin can draw up this document for you.

Due to the corona virus, you cannot apply for this certificate at an embassy or consulate-general until at least 28 April 2020.

When do you need a certificate of residence?

A certificate of residence allows you to prove your place of residence abroad. You need this document:

  • in connection with various tax and social security contributions
  • when renewing your driving licence

What documents do you need?

You need the following documents in order to apply for a certificate of residence:

  • a document showing that you have the permission of the local authorities to reside in the country where you are applying – for example, a residence permit (this is not required if you live in the EU)
  • proof of your current address
  • proof that you have Dutch nationality. This may be any one of the following documents:
    • a Dutch passport
    • a Dutch national identity card
    • a certificate of Dutch nationality

Certificate of residence in this country or region

Besides the above mentioned documents, you will also need to submit a proof of your address. This could be a recent bank statement, gas- or electricity bill.

Application procedure for consular certificates in Ireland

You can send the required documents by mail to:

Netherlands embassy
Attn: Consular department
160 Merrion Road
Dublin 4

You can also scan the required documents and send them via email to the embassy. 

As we'll need to state on the certificate for which purpose you need it, please indicate this clearly in your letter or email.

On average, it takes 5 working days to prepare a certificate and send it to your address. If you have sent original documents, they will be returned.

Costs and payment

You can check the overview of consular fees for the price of a consular certificate.

You can transfer the total amount to the bank account of the embassy. Please clearly indicate: consular certificate + your name.

Bank details:
Name bank ING Bank
Address Amsterdam Financial Plaza
Bijlmerdreef 109
1102 BW Amsterdam
Account in the name of Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken
IBAN NL74 INGB 0705 4541 77

Any questions?

In case you have questions after reading the information on this page, you can send an email via the contact form.