Renewing your Dutch nationality certificate in Saudi Arabia

If you live in Saudi Arabia and you are a Dutch national, you can renew your Dutch nationality certificate at the Dutch embassy in Riyadh. 

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 a Dutch embassy or consulate-general in the region. In most cases, the document can also be sent by post.

Renewing your Dutch nationality certificate in this country or region

Apply in person

To apply in person, make an appointment with the embassy in Riyadh via the online appointment system.

Apply by post

You can also apply by post. Send the required documents to:

Abdullah Hizaf Asehmi Street
(Diplomatic Quarter)
11693 Riyadh

Or send the documents via e-mail,

In your e-mail, please indicate clearly what you need the statement for. We mention this in the statement.
If you have sent original documents, they will also be returned to you.


Please check the consular fees to see how much you the certificate costs.

Transfer the total amount to the embassy bank account:
When making the transfer, state: consular statement + your name

AL-Awwal Bank, DQ branch
Account number: 037013378019
to: Royal Netherlands Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
IBAN: SA77 5000 0000 0370 1337 8019


Do you have questions? Please send an e-mail via the contact form.