Applying for a passport or ID card at a border municipality in the Netherlands

If you live abroad, you can apply for your Dutch passport or identity card (ID card) in the Netherlands. You can do this at one of 11 border municipalities.

From 29 July 12.00 hours to 1 August 2021 inclusive it will not be possible to apply for a Dutch passport or ID card, because as of 2 August 2021 all new ID cards issued to Dutch nationals aged 12 and older will include copies of their fingerprints and a QR code with their citizen service number (BSN).

Applying for a passport or ID card at a border municipality

Lower fees when applying for a passport or ID card in the Netherlands

The fees for passports and identity cards are lower in the 11 border municipalities and at Schiphol Airport than at Dutch embassies and consulates abroad.