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

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

Warning: Due to security reasons, the Dutch Embassy in Beirut currently provides limited consular services. Please check the page Frequently asked questions about the situation in Lebanon for more information.​​​​​​​ You can submit a fast-track passport application or apply for an emergency travel document. To do this, email the Dutch . The embassy will inform you about your options.

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 Lebanon 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 Lebanon or the Netherlands. Make a separate appointment for every application you wish to submit.

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.

If you are submitting a passport application on behalf of a minor of Dutch-Iraqi origin the waiting time may be longer. You will be informed how long the application will take.

You must collect your new passport or ID card within three months; after three months it will be destroyed.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.