Netherlands Worldwide

Applying for a Dutch passport or identity card if you live in Australia

If you want to apply for a Dutch passport or ID card and you live in Australia, follow this step-by-step plan.

Step 1: Create your personal checklist

Creating a personal checklist will show you what documents you need in order to apply for a passport or ID card. Create a separate checklist for each application. This means one for you and one for your child, for instance.

When you have created your checklist, go to step 2.

Step 2: Check the additional requirements

Your personal checklist (see step 1) will show you that you also need documents from Australia in order to apply for a Dutch passport or ID card. You can also see whether your documents need to be legalised and translated.

Step 3: Make an appointment

Once you know which documents you need, you can make an appointment in Australia or the Netherlands. Make a separate appointment for every application you wish to submit.

Appointment in Australia

Appointment in the Netherlands

Step 4: Go to your appointment

You must submit your passport or ID card application in person. Even applicants under 18 must appear in person.

Step 5: Collect your passport or ID card or have it sent to you

It usually takes 4 weeks until your passport or ID card is ready. You will be contacted if there are documents missing from your application. In this case, it will take longer than 4 weeks until your passport or ID card is ready. You must collect your new passport or ID card within three months; after three months it will be destroyed.

You also hold Australian nationality and you want to travel abroad

If you are a dual national and you want to travel from Australia to another country, or from another country to Australia, you will need a valid Australian passport. You will not be able to leave or enter Australia using your Dutch passport. You can find more information about this on the Australian government website.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Contact the consulate-general in Sydney

If you are applying via VFS Global: