Applying for a Dutch nationality certificate

If you are a Dutch national living abroad and you want to apply for a Dutch nationality certificate, which documents you need to provide depends on your personal situation.

Keeping your Dutch nationality

If you do not need a Dutch passport or ID card to travel, but you are applying for one in order to keep your Dutch nationality, applying for a Dutch nationality certificate is a cheaper alternative. You also won’t need to come to the embassy or consulate in person.

Which document should you apply for?

If you don’t know which document to apply for, for instance if you are not sure whether you need a Dutch nationality certificate, select one or more situations in the overview.

What is your situation?Click ‘+’ to make your selection.

I have previously held a Dutch passport or ID card (valid or expired) or a Dutch nationality certificate

I have never held a Dutch passport, ID card or nationality certificate

I need a Dutch document to travel