Applying for a passport or ID card 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 and at the Haarlemmermeer municipal desk at Schiphol Airport.

Applying for a passport or ID card at a border municipality

Applying for a passport or ID card at Schiphol Airport

You can also apply for a passport or ID card at the Haarlemmermeer municipal desk at Schiphol Airport, located in Departure Hall 1 (by appointment only). The desk has extended opening hours.

Making an appointment online for the desk at Schiphol Airport

If you want to apply for a passport or identity card at Schiphol Airport, make an appointment on the Haarlemmermeer municipality website.

When your document is ready, you can make another appointment to pick it up from the desk in person. If you are a Dutch national living abroad, you can also have your document delivered to an address in the Netherlands where you are staying during your visit. Documents can only be delivered within the Netherlands (no deliveries are made to the Frisian Islands).

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. Go to the website of the municipality in question to see what documents you need to provide when applying.

Applying for an ID card in the Netherlands

You can only apply for an identity card if you live in an EU member state or in Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland or Turkey.