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.
- Do you hold Dutch citizenship? Then you can apply or renew at your municipality.
- Do you hold Dutch citizenship, but have 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.
- Do you not hold Dutch citizenship? Visit your own embassy or consulate for a passport.
- Do you live in the Netherlands on a valid residence permit? Are you unable to get a passport from your country of origin? You may be eligible for a vreemdelingenpaspoort (alien passport). Ask at your municipality.
- Do you live in the Netherlands as an erkend vluchteling (recognised refugee)? Then you are eligible for a vluchtelingenpaspoort (refugee passport). Contact your municipality for this.
- A colour passport photo that complies with the Dutch passport photo requirements;
- All travel and identification documents in your possession.
Passport for children up to the age of 18
- Your child must be present when you apply.
- All parents / legal guardians must give permission for the passport application. You must fill in a form for this. You can get the form from the municipality. Bring the completed consent form with you to the application appointment. In a number of municipalities you fill in the form and give permission using your DigiD.
- A colour passport photo of your child that meets the passport photo requirements;
- All of your child's passports and identity papers. Even if they have expired.
- A valid proof of identity of all the parents/guardians.
Do you live outside the Netherlands? See how to apply for your Dutch passport from outside the Netherlands.
This is how it works for you
Here is some information from your municipality.
Applying for a new passport or renewing your old one
Please note: you can only apply for a new Dutch passport 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.
- All the passports and ID cards you have now. Even if they have expired.
- 1 recent passport photo (not older than 6 months). The photographer knows which requirements the photo must meet .
- Debit card or cash.
- With a passport or identity card for a child, he or she must also be present at the time of application and collection.
Consent for children
- For a passport, permission is required up to 18 years, for an ID card up to 12 years.
- Arrange for permission in advance from both parents (or from the person who has custody of the child). This can be done very easily online.
- You can give permission for several children at the same time for both a passport and an ID card.
- You give the online permission before you apply for the passport or ID card at the municipality.
- You can apply for the passport or ID card within 3 months of giving permission. After this period, the permission will expire.
You must apply for a passport in person at the municipality where you live. Make an appointment to apply for a passport.
You can arrange your application faster by doing part of it yourself online. You also pay online in advance. After your online application, you will come to the town hall by appointment. There you hand in your passport photo and show your old travel document. 5 working days after your application, you can collect your passport or identity card in person at the reception in the town hall.
To start the application online, log in with DigiD. Payment is made via iDeal.
- Passport from 18 years and older: € 77.85
- Passport for young people up to and including 17 years: € 58.85
- Spoedaanvraag (urgent request): € 53 extra
After around a week, you can collect your passport yourself from the municipality. This also applies to children up to the age of 18. When you apply, you will be provided with more information about how to collect your passport.
You have 3 months in which to collect your new passport.
Do you need your passport sooner than that?
- If you need your passport quickly, you can make a spoedaanvraag (urgent request). If you apply for the passport before 14:00, you will be able to collect it the next working day. Allow for some delay if you no longer have your old passport.
- If you need the passport today, contact the Koninklijke Marechaussee (Royal Netherlands Marechaussee) for an emergency passport.
- An adult passport is valid for 10 years.
- For children up to the age of 18, a passport is valid for 5 years.
Questions about this topic?
Contact the Municipality of Rijssen-Holten