Certificate of residence in Senegal

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

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 earlier mentioned documents, you will also need to provide a proof of your address. This can be for example a recent bank statement or an electricity bill with your name and address on it.

How can I apply for a consular certificate in Senegal?

You don't need to make an appointment to apply for a consular certificate. You can come by without an appointment during the opening hours of the consular section:

  • Monday until Thursday: 8.30 - 12.30 and 13.30 - 16.30 hours.
  • Friday: 8.30 - 14.00 hours.

Before you come, we advise you to check the days on which the embassy is closed.

Payment

You can check the overview of our consular fees for the costs of a declaration and the payment method.

Any questions?

In case you have a question after reading the information on this page, you can send an email via the contact form. We strive to answer your email within 48 hours.