Renewing your Dutch nationality certificate in Ireland

If you live in Ireland and you are a Dutch national, you can renew your Dutch nationality certificate at the Netherlands embassy in Dublin.

Your situation

  • You have Dutch nationality.
  • You are 18 years old or over.
  • You have previously held a Dutch passport, ID card (valid or expired) or Dutch nationality certificate or were previously registered in a parent’s passport.

If your situation is different, select the appropriate option under Applying for a Dutch nationality certificate.

What documents do you need?

When you apply for a Dutch nationality certificate, you must provide several documents. For every document, you must provide the original and a photocopy. You may need to have the original legalised and translated. The rules vary by country.

If you are sending the documents by post, you must send legalised official copies.

Identity documents

You should provide all identity documents in your name. This includes foreign and expired documents. You do not need to bring expired documents which have already been cancelled (for instance by having a hole punched through them).

Application form

You should also provide a completed and signed Dutch nationality certificate application form (PDF, 55 KB) (in Dutch).

Dual nationality

If you have another nationality in addition to Dutch nationality, and this is the first time you are renewing the certificate after turning 18, you will need to provide additional documents because of your dual nationality.

Proof of legal residence

You must provide proof of legal residence in the country where you live. This could be:

  • a valid visa for the country where you live, and the documents that accompany it
  • a valid residence permit for the country where you live
  • proof of residence, if you live in the European Union, Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland or Switzerland, such as:
    • a certificate of registration at your municipality
    • a bank statement or utility bill giving your address
    • proof of payment of municipal taxes

How much will it cost?

For information about the cost of renewing a Dutch nationality certificate, see the overview of consular fees.

How long will it take?

The average processing time for applications is 3 weeks. If you are asked to provide additional documents, processing may take up to 8 weeks.

How will you receive the document?

You can collect the Dutch nationality certificate from the Dutch embassy in the region. In most cases, the document can also be sent by post.

Renewing your Dutch nationality certificate in this country or region

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.