Applying for a second passport

If you regularly travel for like business reasons, you can apply for a second Dutch passport.

When do you need a second passport?

You may need a second passport in the following situations:

You travel to many different countries

Your first passport may contain stamps issued by countries that are in conflict with other countries you need to visit. This could make it difficult for you to get into the country. See the list of countries in conflict (this site is in Dutch) to find out which countries this applies to.

You regularly travel to countries which require a visa

If you hand in your passport to an embassy to get a visa, you can still travel on the second passport. Or you can apply for a visa for another country at the same time.

Conditions for a second passport

If you want to apply for a second passport, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Your first passport must be valid for at least another 6 months.
  • You must prove that you frequently travel to countries that are in conflict with each other.
  • You must prove that you cannot use your primary passport because it is at a foreign embassy for visa application reasons.

Applying for a second passport

You can apply for a second passport at the Dutch embassy or consulate in your country of residence. You can also apply for a second passport at one of 11 Dutch border municipalities or at Schiphol Airport.