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Applying for a Dutch passport or identity card if you live in the Palestinian Territories

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

Warning: The Dutch representation in Ramallah is currently closed to the public.If your Dutch passport is lost, expired or stolen, you can apply for an emergency document. Send an email to the representation for an appointment:ram-ca@minbuza.nl.

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 the Palestinian Territories 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 the Palestinian Territories 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

You will receive an e-mail when your new passport or ID card is ready. You must collect your new document within 3 months or have it sent to you. After that, it will be destroyed.

On the page How long is the application process for a Dutch passport or ID card abroad you can read more about the processing time of a passport or ID card.

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