Renewing a minor's Dutch passport in Hungary
If you live in Hungary and your child is a Dutch national, you can renew their Dutch passport at the Dutch embassy in Budapest.
- The child has Dutch nationality.
- The child is under 18.
- The child holds a Dutch passport or ID card (valid or expired) or was previously registered in a parent’s passport.
If the child’s situation is different, select the appropriate option under Applying for a passport.
Renewing a passport in the Netherlands
If you are visiting the Netherlands soon, you can submit an application at one of the Dutch border municipalities or at Schiphol Airport.
What documents do you need?
When you apply for a passport, 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.
You can find a list of the required documents in the checklist (PDF ). Please note, the checklist only lists which documents you must provide. The requirements that the documents must meet are set out on this page.
You should bring all identity documents in your and the child’s 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).
You should also bring a completed and signed passport application form. Complete the form online (this site is in Dutch) and print it out. Or print the form (PDF, 246 KB) (in Dutch and English) and complete it in pen.
Bring two photos (1 required and 1 spare) that meet the Dutch requirements for passport photos.
Proof of identity
You and the child must go to the embassy or consulate-general to prove the child’s identity.
Each parent must give permission for a passport application to be submitted for the child.
If both parents are able to visit the embassy or consulate-general
Both parents sign the passport application form and accompany their child to the embassy or consulate-general. The parents should bring their identity documents with them.
If one or both parents are unable to visit the embassy or consulate-general
Each parent who is unable to come fills in and signs a declaration of consent. This form is available in Dutch and English. If you live in the Netherlands, you can get a declaration of consent (PDF, 190 KB) form from your municipality. Make sure your child takes the signed declaration(s) and photocopies of both parents’ passports to the embassy or consulate-general with them.
If you are the child’s guardian, you must prove this by presenting an official copy of the relevant court judgment. The official copy must not have been issued more than 1 year ago.
If one or both of the child’s parents are deceased, please provide an official copy of the death certificate(s).
At least one parent is a Dutch national
You must provide proof that at least one of the child’s parents has Dutch nationality. This can be a Dutch passport and a residence permit for the country where they live. Or other documents proving Dutch nationality.
If the child’s birth certificate is held in the Personal Records Database (Basisregistratie Personen), you do not have to bring this document with you. If the child’s birth certificate is not held in the Personal Records Database, you should bring with you a complete official copy of the child’s birth certificate or an extract from the register of births, giving the child’s place of birth (not only the state, but also the city, town or village where the child was born) and both parents’ full names. These documents do not need to have been issued recently. Hospital-issued certificates are not accepted.
Proof of legal residence
You must provide proof of legal residence in the country where you and your child live.
In Hungary, you can do this by providing:
- proof that you are registered with your local municipality
- a bank statement or utility bill bearing your address
- proof of payment of municipal taxes
How do I make an appointment?
You can make an appointment online to visit the embassy in Budapest.
How much will it cost?
You can find the price of a passport or ID card in the overview of consular fees in Hungary.
Payments can be made in cash, in Hungarian forints (HUF), or by debit card, in euros (EUR).
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 embassy. Only then will the new document be posted to you.
How can I track my application?
When you apply for a travel document, you will receive a track & trace code. This allows you to track the status of your application online. You will be informed by email when your document is ready.
How do I get my document?
Collect your document
You can collect your document from the embassy in Budapest between 9.00 and 16.00 Monday to Friday. You do not need to make an appointment. First check which days our offices are closed.
Between 2 July and 15 August 2017 the embassy will be openend on Monday until Friday from 10.00 until 16.00 hours. During this time you can only pick up your travel documents during these times.
Have your document sent by post
You can also have your new passport or ID card sent to you by post. You will have to pay the postage charge yourself.
If you choose to have your new document sent by post, this can be done using the Pannon XP courier service:
Akadály utca 15
What happens to my old passport or ID card?
The embassy or consulate 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.
If you have any questions, please contact the embassy in Budapest.