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

It is not possible to apply for a passport in Somalia. Instead you can make an appointment with a Dutch embassy or consulate-general in another country, such as Kenya or Ethiopia.

Somali documents

In order to apply for a Dutch passport you need documents.

Pleas note: Only documents issued by the Somali authorities in Somalia will be accepted. These documents are sent to the IND to check whether they are genuine. This can take 6 to 9 months. Only once your documents have been checked will we proceed with your passport application.

  • Documents issued by Somaliland cannot be accepted as this is only a part of Somalia.
  • Documents issued at a Somali Embassy are not accepted.