Renewing your Dutch nationality certificate in the United States

If you live in the United States and you are a Dutch national, you can renew your Dutch nationality certificate at a Dutch embassy in Washington or consulate-general in New York, Miami, Chicago and San Francisco.

Your situation

  • You have Dutch nationality.
  • You are 18 years old or over.
  • You have previously held a Dutch passport, ID card (valid or expired) or Dutch nationality certificate or were previously registered in a parent’s passport.

If your situation is different, select the appropriate option under Applying for a Dutch nationality certificate.

What documents do you need?

When you apply for a Dutch nationality certificate, you must provide several documents. For every document, you must provide the original and a photocopy. You may need to have the original legalised and translated. The rules vary by country.

If you are sending the documents by post, you must send legalised official copies.

Identity documents

You should provide all identity documents in your name. This includes foreign and expired documents. You do not need to bring expired documents which have already been cancelled (for instance by having a hole punched through them).

Application form

You should also provide a completed and signed Dutch nationality certificate application form (PDF, 35 KB) (in Dutch).

Dual nationality

If you have another nationality in addition to Dutch nationality, and this is the first time you are renewing the certificate after turning 18, you will need to provide additional documents because of your dual nationality.

Proof of legal residence

You must provide proof of legal residence in the country where you live. This could be:

  • a valid visa for the country where you live, and the documents that accompany it
  • a valid residence permit for the country where you live
  • proof of residence, if you live in the European Union, Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland or Switzerland, such as:
    • a certificate of registration at your municipality
    • a bank statement or utility bill giving your address
    • proof of payment of municipal taxes

How much will it cost?

For information about the cost of renewing a Dutch nationality certificate, see the overview of consular fees.

How long will it take?

The average processing time for applications is 3 weeks. If you are asked to provide additional documents, processing may take up to 8 weeks.

How will you receive the document?

You can collect the Dutch nationality certificate from a Dutch embassy or consulate-general in the region. In most cases, the document can also be sent by post.

Renewing your Dutch nationality certificate in this country or region

Procedure to apply for declarations in Washington

To apply for the declaration or certificate, you can send the required documents by mail to:

Embassy of the Netherlands
Consular department
4200 Linnean Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

If you would like the declaration/certificate returned to you by mail, please include a return envelope with the correct postage. If you send original documents, these will only be returned to you if you provide copies.

You can also have your declaration sent to you by UPS, FedEX or DHL. You will have to pay the postage charge yourself, and you will need to provide a pre-paid, electronically generated shipping label with your application. For more details on acceptable types of labels, please read the mailing instructions (PDF, 720 KB).

If you wish to apply in person, you can make an appointment via the online appointment system.

Payment

The costs of the declarations and certificates can be checked on the consular fees page.

At Dutch representations in the United States, payments must be made by Visa or Mastercard credit or debit cards only. American Express, Discover or Diners Club are not accepted. Cash payments are also not possible.

Procedure to apply for declarations in New York

To apply for the declaration or certificate, you can send the required documents by mail to:

Consulate General of the Netherlands
Consular Department
666 Third Ave., 19th Floor
New York, NY 10017

If you would like the declaration/certificate returned to you by mail, please include a return envelope with the correct postage.If you send original documents, these will only be returned to you if you provide copies.

You can also have your declaration sent to you by UPS, FedEX or DHL. You will have to pay the postage charge yourself, and you will need to provide a pre-paid, electronically generated shipping label with your application. For more details on acceptable types of labels, please read the mailing instructions (PDF, 720 KB).

If you wish to apply in person, you can make an appointment via the online appointment system.

Payment

The costs of the declarations and certificates can be checked on the consular fees page.

At Dutch representations in the United States, payments must be made by Visa or Mastercard credit or debit cards only. American Express, Discover or Diners Club are not accepted. Cash payments are also not possible.

Procedure to apply for declarations in Miami

To apply for the declaration or certificates, you can send the required documents by mail to:

Consulate general of the Netherlands
Consular Department
701 Brickell Ave., Suite 500
Miami, FL 33131

If you would like the declaration/certificate returned to you by mail, please include a return envelope with the correct postage. If you send original documents, these will only be returned to you if you provide copies.

You can also have your declaration sent to you by UPS, FedEX or DHL. You will have to pay the postage charge yourself, and you will need to provide a pre-paid, electronically generated shipping label with your application. For more details on acceptable types of labels, please read the mailing instructions (PDF, 720 KB).

If you wish to apply in person, you have to make an appointment to submit your application. If possible the declaration will be made and you can wait for it. If it is too busy you can pick it up on another day or have it send to you. In that case you have to submit a return envelope with the correct postage.

Payment

The costs of the declarations and certificates can be checked on the consular fees page.

At Dutch representations in the United States, payments must be made by Visa or Mastercard credit or debit cards only. American Express, Discover or Diners Club are not accepted. Cash payments are also not possible.

Procedure to apply for declarations in Chicago

To apply for the declaration or certificate, you can send the required documents by mail to:

Consulate General of the Netherlands
Consular Department
303 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60601

If you would like the declaration/certificate returned to you by mail, please include a return envelope with the correct postage.If you send original documents, these will only be returned to you if you provide copies.

You can also have your declaration sent to you by UPS, FedEX or DHL. You will have to pay the postage charge yourself, and you will need to provide a pre-paid, electronically generated shipping label with your application. For more details on acceptable types of labels, please read the mailing instructions (PDF, 720 KB).

If you wish to apply in person, you can make send an e-mail to make an appointment.

Payment

The costs of the declarations and certificates can be checked on the consular fees page.

At Dutch representations in the United States, payments must be made by Visa or Mastercard credit or debit cards only. American Express, Discover or Diners Club are not accepted. Cash payments are also not possible.

Procedure to apply for declarations in San Francisco

To apply for the declaration or certificate, you can send the required documents by mail to:

Consulate General of the Netherlands
Consular Department
1 Montgomery Street, Suite 3100
San Francisco, CA 94104

If you would like the declaration/certificate returned to you by mail, please include a return envelope with the correct postage.If you send original documents, these will only be returned to you if you provide copies.

You can also have your declaration sent to you by UPS, FedEX or DHL. You will have to pay the postage charge yourself, and you will need to provide a pre-paid, electronically generated shipping label with your application. For more details on acceptable types of labels, please read the mailing instructions (PDF, 720 KB).

If you wish to apply in person, you can make an appointment via the online appointment system.

Payment

The costs of the declarations and certificates can be checked on the consular fees page.

At Dutch representations in the United States, payments must be made by Visa or Mastercard credit or debit cards only. American Express, Discover or Diners Club are not accepted. Cash payments are also not possible.

Any questions?

In case you have questions, contact us via the contact form.