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Renewing your Dutch passport or ID card, or applying for one, if you live in the United States of America

If you live in the United States of America and want to renew your Dutch passport or ID card or apply for one for the first time, follow this step-by-step plan.

Step 1: Gather your documents (checklist)

You need a number of documents to apply for a passport or ID card. Answer the questions in the checklist to find out which documents you need to take to your appointment and what conditions apply. Please print the checklist and bring it with you to your appointment.

Attention: If you are also applying for a passport or ID card for your spouse/partner and/or child, please print a separate checklist for each applicant.

Checklist for applying for a Dutch passport of ID card

Step 2: Make an appointment

Once you have gathered all of your documents and ensured they meet all the required conditions, make an appointment at the application location. If you are applying for a passport and an ID card, make a separate appointment for each application. Make separate appointments for any additional documents you want to apply for. If you want to apply for a passport or ID card together with your spouse/partner and/or children, indicate that multiple people will attend the appointment together.

Appointment in the United States

Warning: Do not go to the application location if you do not have all of the required documents or if your documents do not meet all the required conditions, since you will not be able to apply for a passport or ID card without them. In that case, you should finish gathering them and make a new appointment. Documents cannot be sent in by post.

Warning: Make sure you come to your appointment well prepared. We cannot help you if any of the following documents are missing:
  • Application form (fully completed and signed).
  • If you are applying for a passport or ID card for your child: Consent Form (fully completed and signed) including copy of passport of absent parent.The absent parent must also sign and state the date on the copy of the passport.
  • All Dutch and foreign passports and ID cards you have (including expired documents)

Make an appointment online with the embassy in Washington, DC

Changing or cancelling your appointment

After making an appointment it will be confirmed by email. The email will contain a link you can use to change or cancel your appointment.

Make an appointment online with the consulate-general in Atlanta

Changing or cancelling your appointment

After making an appointment it will be confirmed by email. The email will contain a link you can use to change or cancel your appointment.

VFS Global in Boston

You can make an appointment to submit your application at VFS Global in Boston. VFS Global is an external service provider. The location has longer opening times than the embassy in Washington D.C. and consulates-general. Please be aware that a service fee will be charged on top of the consular fee.

Attention: If your passport or identity card is lost or stolen and you do not have a photocopy of it, you cannot submit your application through VFS Global. You will need to make an appointment with the embassy in Washington D.C. or one of the consulates-general.

Changing or cancelling your appointment

After making an appointment it will be confirmed by email. The email will contain a link you can use to change or cancel your appointment.

You can skip steps 4 and 5.

VFS Global in Chicago

You can make an appointment to submit your application at VFS Global in Chicago. VFS Global is an external service provider. The location has longer opening times than the embassy in Washington D.C. and consulates-general. Please be aware that a service fee will be charged on top of the consular fee.

Attention: If your passport or identity card is lost or stolen and you do not have a photocopy of it, you cannot submit your application through VFS Global. You will need to make an appointment with the embassy in Washington D.C. or one of the consulates-general.

Changing or cancelling your appointment

After making an appointment it will be confirmed by email. The email will contain a link you can use to change or cancel your appointment.

You can skip steps 4 and 5.

VFS Global in Houston

You can make an appointment to submit your application at VFS Global in Houston. VFS Global is an external service provider. The location has longer opening times than the embassy in Washington D.C. and consulates-general. Please be aware that a service fee will be charged on top of the consular fee.

Attention: If your passport or identity card is lost or stolen and you do not have a photocopy of it, you cannot submit your application through VFS Global. You will need to make an appointment with the embassy in Washington D.C. or one of the consulates-general.

Changing or cancelling your appointment

After making an appointment it will be confirmed by email. The email will contain a link you can use to change or cancel your appointment.

You can skip steps 4 and 5.

VFS Global in Los Angeles

You can make an appointment to submit your application at VFS Global in Los Angeles. VFS Global is an external service provider. The location has longer opening times than the embassy in Washington D.C. and consulates-general. Please be aware that a service fee will be charged on top of the consular fee.

Attention: If your passport or identity card is lost or stolen and you do not have a photocopy of it, you cannot submit your application through VFS Global. You will need to make an appointment with the embassy in Washington D.C. or one of the consulates-general.

Changing or cancelling your appointment

After making an appointment it will be confirmed by email. The email will contain a link you can use to change or cancel your appointment.

You can skip steps 4 and 5.

Make an appointment online with the consulate-general in Miami

Changing or cancelling your appointment

After making an appointment it will be confirmed by email. The email will contain a link you can use to change or cancel your appointment.

Warning: Make sure you come to your appointment well prepared. We cannot help you if any of the following documents are missing:
  • Application form (fully completed and signed).
  • If you are applying for a passport or ID card for your child: Consent Form (fully completed and signed) including copy of passport of absent parent.The absent parent must also sign and state the date on the copy of the passport.
  • All Dutch and foreign passports and ID cards you have (including expired documents)

Make an appointment online with the consulate-general in New York

Changing or cancelling your appointment

After making an appointment it will be confirmed by email. The email will contain a link you can use to change or cancel your appointment.

Make an appointment online with the consulate-general in San Francisco

Changing or cancelling your appointment

After making an appointment it will be confirmed by email. The email will contain a link you can use to change or cancel your appointment.

The consular team from the Dutch consulate-general in Atlanta will be visiting Memphis (TN), where you will be able to apply for a Dutch passport or ID card.

When?

16 and 17 July 2024

Making an appointment

Applying for a passport or ID card in Memphis, TN:

  • First, create a personal checklist at step 1. This checklist indicates which documents you need for your application. Make a separate checklist for each applicant.
  • Gather the required documents from your checklist for your application and create 1 pdf file. Do this for each applicant.
  • Send your application, with the required documents in 1 pdf file and make an appointment via email with the Consulate General in Atlanta: atl-mva@minbuza.nl
  • The consulate general in Atlanta will review your documents and send you a confirmation. You will receive an e-mail with more information about your appointment and the exact location. 
  • No need to read further at steps 4 and 5.

Surcharge

For an application at this location, you pay an additional €25,40 per passport or ID card.

The consular team from the Dutch consulate-general in Atlanta will be visiting Raleigh (NC), where you will be able to apply for a Dutch passport or ID card.

When?

24 until 26 September 2024

Making an appointment

Applying for a passport or ID card in Raleigh, NC:

  • First, create a personal checklist at step 1. This checklist indicates which documents you need for your application. Make a separate checklist for each applicant.
  • Gather the required documents from your checklist for your application and create 1 pdf file. Do this for each applicant.
  • Send your application, with the required documents in 1 pdf file and make an appointment via email with the Consulate General in Atlanta: atl-mva@minbuza.nl
  • The consulate general in Atlanta will review your documents and send you a confirmation. You will receive an e-mail with more information about your appointment and the exact location. 
  • No need to read further at steps 4 and 5.

Surcharge

For an application at this location, you pay an additional €25,40 per passport or ID card.

The consular team from the Dutch embassy in Washington will be visiting Minneapolis, where you will be able to apply for a Dutch passport or ID card.

When?

7 until 9 October 2024

Where?

Minneapolis, MN

Making an appointment

  • Make an appointment online with the embassy in Washington
  • Choose 'Travel document via consular session embassy Washington'.
  • If the appointment system says ‘there are no appointments available’ it means that all available slots have already been booked.
  • After making your appointment, the embassy will provide you with more information about your appointment and the exact location.
  • You can skip steps 4 and 5.

Surcharge

There is an additional fee of € 25.40 per passport or ID card at this location.

The consular team from the Dutch consulate-general in Atlanta will be visiting Nashville (TN), where you will be able to apply for a Dutch passport or ID card.

When?

19 until 21 November 2024

Making an appointment

Attention: You can schedule an appointment as from 22 July 2024 for the session in Nashville, TN.

Applying for a passport or ID card in Charlotte, NC:

  • First, create a personal checklist at step 1. This checklist indicates which documents you need for your application. Make a separate checklist for each applicant.
  • Gather the required documents from your checklist for your application.

Surcharge

For an application at this location, you pay an additional €25,40 per passport or ID card.

Appointment in The Netherlands

You can also submit your passport or ID card application at a border municipality in the Netherlands.

You can also submit your passport or ID card application at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. 

Step 3: Go to your appointment

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

Bring all the documents on your personal checklist. For every document the checklist will show you whether you need to provide the original and/or a photocopy.

If you needed to have documents legalised and/or translated, bring the legalised and translated versions with you as well.

The overview of consular fees in the United States tells you how much you will have to pay for a passport or ID card and which payment methods are accepted.

Applying for a passport or ID card at a Dutch border municipality or at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport will cost you less.

No. If you need your current passport or ID card while your application is being processed, you can retain it for the time being.

When do I have to hand in my old passport or ID card?

If you are collecting your new passport or ID card in person, you should hand in your old one when you come to collect it.

If you are having your passport or ID card sent to you, you will need to first send your old one to the embassy or consulate-general. Only then will your new passport or ID card be sent to you. This means that there will be a period when you have no passport or ID card. If you want your old passport or ID card back, inform the embassy or consulate-general.

I have a residence permit or visa in my old passport, what should I do?

If your passport contains visas or a residence permit and you want to keep those pages intact, inform staff of this when you submit your old passport.

Step 4: 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.

You can collect your new passport or ID card in person from the embassy in Washington, DC, the consulate-general in Atlanta, Miami, New York or San Francisco, or VFS Global in Chicago, Boston or Los Angeles.

  • Washington, DC: make an appointment online to collect your passport or ID card.
  • Atlanta: by appointment on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 09:00 and 12:00. Make an appointment by sending an email with your name and preferred date and time to atl-passports@minbuza.nl.
  • Miami: Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 17:00. You do not need to make an appointment.
  • New York: Make an appointment by sending an email with your name and preferred date and time to nyc-visa.passport@minbuza.nl.
  • San Francisco: by appointment from Monday to Friday between 09:30 and 13:00. Make an appointment by sending an email with your name and preferred date and time to sfn-ca@minbuza.nl.
  • Chicago: find out when you can collect your new passport or ID card on the VFS Global website.
  • Boston: find out when you can collect your new passport or ID card on the VFS Global website.
  • Los Angeles: find out when you can collect your new passport or ID card on the VFS Global website.

You can have your new passport sent to you by UPS, USPS, FedEx or DHL. To do this, you will need to provide a prepaid shipping label when you submit your application (1 for each application). Read the mailing instructions for more information. If you are applying via VFS Global in Chicago, Boston or Los Angeles, please see their mailing instructions.

It is not possible to have your new ID card sent to you. You will need to collect it from the embassy in Washington, DC or the consulate-general in Atlanta, San Francisco, Miami or New York. 

Contact

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

If you are applying via VFS Global, you can contact them by emailing: