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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.

Appointment in the Cayman Islands

Appointment in The Netherlands

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.

Step 4: 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. You must collect your new passport or ID card within three months; after three months it will be destroyed.

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: