Renewing your Dutch nationality certificate in New Zealand

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

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

How to apply for a consular certificate in New Zealand?

You can send all the required documents per post to:

Co-operative Bank Building
10th floor
Corner Featherston & Balance streets
Wellington 6011

You can also scan the documents and send them per email. The certificates need to be specified for it’s purpose, so please mention the purpose of the certificate in your letter of email.

On average it takes 3 working days for the certificate to be produced and posted to the submitted address.  If you send originals, these will also be returned.

If you want to come in person, you have to make an appointment via our online appointment system.


For the costs of a certificate you can check the overview of our consular fees.

For applications by post or email you increase the amount with the shippoing costs of NZD 8,-- for the courier. For both applications by post and via email, the total amount must be paid by check to the embassy. Please mention on your check: consular statement + your name.

Any questions?

In case you have a question, you can send an email via the contact form.