Applying for a passport or ID card if you live in Taiwan

Are you a Dutch national living in Taiwan? And do you want to renew or apply for a Dutch passport or identity card (ID card)? You can do so at the Netherlands Trade and Investment Office in Taipei. You can also lodge your application at a Dutch border municipality or at the Schiphol desk.

Step 1: Create your personal checklist

It is important for your passport or ID card application that you bring the correct documents with you. You should therefore create a personal checklist for you or the child you're applying on behalf of. Then you’ll know what documents to bring. Step 2 shows you whether there are additional document requirements in the country you live in.

  • For every document, you must always bring the original and one photocopy with you.
  • You may need to have the original legalised.
  • If your document is not issued in Dutch, English, German, French or Spanish, it will need to be translated. This must be done by a sworn translator.

  • You may be asked to provide additional documents.
  • All applicants must appear in person; this includes children.

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Once you have completed your checklist, please continue with step 2.

Step 2: Check the additional requirements for Taiwan

Your documents may need to meet additional requirements in a given country. Below you can find out about the requirements for Taiwan.

Proof of legal residence

You must provide proof of legal residence in the country where you live. In Taiwan, you can do this by providing:

  • a photocopy of your visa or entry stamp in your passport
  • a photocopy of your Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)

Step 3: Apply at a Dutch border municipality or at Schiphol Airport

If you want to apply for your passport or ID card in the Netherlands, you can do so at one of the Dutch border municipalities or at Schiphol Airport.

Step 4: Apply in Taiwan

If you want to apply for your passport or ID card in Taiwan first make sure you have all the required documents. You can see which documents you need by completing the checklist (step 1). You should also check what additional requirements apply in Taiwan (step 2). Then you can make an appointment.

How do I make an appointment?

You can make an appointment online to visit the trade office (NTIO) in Taipei.

How much will it cost?

You can find the price of a passport or ID card in the overview of consular fees in Taiwan.

Payments can only be made in cash, in New Taiwan dollars (TWD). 

How long will it take?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will first determine if you are a Dutch national. If so, you are entitled to a passport or ID card.

Your passport or ID card will be ready in about 3 weeks. You may be asked to provide additional documents to help us assess your application. If so, it may take up to 8 weeks for you to receive your passport or ID card.

What if I need my passport or ID card in the meantime?

If you need your current passport or ID card while your application is being processed, you can hand it in later, when you come to collect your new one. If your new document is being sent to you by post, you must first send your current passport or ID card to the trade office. Only then will the new document be posted to you.

Collect your document

You can collect your travel document from the trade office in Taipei between 9.00 and 11.00 Monday to Wednesday. If you want to collect it on a different day or at a different time, please make an appointment by email. First check which days our offices are closed.

Have your document sent by post

You can also have your new passport or ID card sent to you. You should arrange this with the consular officer when you apply for your document.

What happens to my old passport or ID card?

The trade office will cancel your old passport or ID card and then return it to you.

If your old document contains visas or residence permits that are still valid and you want to keep those pages intact, you should make this known beforehand.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact the NTIO in Taipei.