You can apply for a Dutch passport or a Dutch identity card for your child at a Dutch embassy or consulate-general. Or you can apply in the Netherlands at a border municipality or the passport desk at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Exactly how to apply and what documents you need depends on the country where you live.
Applying for a passport or ID card for your child
Create a personal checklist for your child to find out what documents you need when you apply for a Dutch passport or ID card for them.
Bring your child’s birth certificate
If you are applying for a Dutch passport or ID card for your child for the first time, bring both the original and a photocopy of their birth certificate to the appointment. It includes the child’s place of birth and the full name of one or both parents. If your child was born outside the Netherlands, their foreign birth certificate may first need to be translated and legalised.
Your child must have Dutch nationality
You can only get a Dutch passport or ID card for your child if your child has Dutch nationality.
Other matters you can arrange for your child
If you live outside the Netherlands, there may be other matters to arrange for your child.