Q&A Effects coronavirus on passport or ID card applications
Read the most frequently asked questions about applying for Dutch travel documents.
You can regularly apply for a travel document or a Dutch identity card at most Dutch embassies. Please make an appointment at the concerning embassy in advance to submit an application.
Only in those countries or capitals, where local COVID 19 measures are in force, and the Dutch embassy is not yet open for consular services, you can submit an application by appointment only in the cases listed below;
You must travel immediately. You can prove this with a ticket or reservation from an airline company
You need a valid passport or identity card to live and work legally in the country of residence
You need a valid passport or identity card to access local services such as access to a hospital
You have an essential profession for which you need a valid travel document, for example, you work as a truck driver.
Yes, you must appear in person so that identification can take place and fingerprints can be taken.
If you need to travel immediately and you can prove this with a valid ticket, you can make an appointment at the concerning Dutch embassy
During this period, with regard to COVID 19 measures, an embassy staff member cannot travel to you, as an applicant, with the mobile fingerprint system, which is necessary for identification and fingerprinting.
Yes, the municipal desk at Schiphol Airport is open by appointment from Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm. Please visit the website of the Schiphol municipal desk to make an appointment.
In this case, please send an email to the Dutch embassy in question with regard to the situation and request for your passport to be kept for a longer period. You can collect your passport as soon as the desk is open again.
Apply to the embassy for a declaration of possession of Dutch citizenship (a so called VBN). This will prevent the loss of Dutch citizenship during this period. You do not have to appear in person for this purpose.