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 Somali authorities in Somalia or Somaliland are accepted. These documents are sent to the IND to check if they are genuine. This can take 6 to 9 months. Only once your documents are checked will we proceed with your passport application.

  • Consular declarations issued by a Somali embassy are not accepted.