Netherlands Worldwide

Applying for a new passport or renewing your old one in the Netherlands

Do you want to apply for a new passport or renew your old one? The application process depends on where you hold citizenship and where you live.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Applying for a new passport / identity card or renewing your old one

A passport or identity card (ID card) is a travel document as well as proof of identity. Everyone from the age of 14 is obliged to show proof of identity. In health care, identification is compulsory from birth. In public transport, compulsory identification applies from the age of 12.

Please note: you can only apply for a new Dutch passport / ID card or renew your old one if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.

Do you have Dutch nationality, but no fixed place of residence? Then you can contact a Dutch border municipality to apply for a new passport or to renew your old one.


Contact details are not yet available for your municipality.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Public Information Service