Applying for a second passport

If you regularly travel for business or other 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 enter those countries. See the list of countries in conflict (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 demonstrate that you regularly travel to countries that are in conflict with each other
    or
  • You must demonstrate that you cannot use your first passport because it has been handed in to a foreign embassy or consulare in connection with a visa application.

Applying for a second passport

You can apply for a second passport at the Dutch embassy or consulate in the region where you live. You can also apply for a second passport at one of 11 Dutch border municipalities or at Schiphol Airport.

What do I need to bring with me when I apply?

At an embassy or consulate, you must apply for a second passport in person. In addition to the documents specified in your personal checklist, you must also bring:

  • your first passport
  • a photocopy of the personal details page in your first passport
  • photocopies of all the pages in your first passport which bear stamps and/or visas