Netherlands Worldwide

Renewing a Dutch passport or ID card from outside the Netherlands

Do you live outside the Netherlands and will your passport or identity card expire soon? Apply for a new passport or ID card in time. This way, you can avoid long waiting times and travel carefree.

How it works

  1. Choose the country you live in and create your personal checklist. This will show you what documents you need for your application.
  2. Find out below your checklist if you need any additional documents. And whether your documents need to be legalised and translated.
  3. Make an appointment once you know which documents you need. You can make an appointment at:

Allow for waiting times

Please note that you cannot always get an appointment immediately. Start making your checklist and your appointment well before your passport or ID card expires.

What is the processing time?

Are you making your application at a Dutch embassy or consulate-general? Then 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.

What does a new passport or ID card cost?

Check out the fees for a passport or ID card at a Dutch embassy or consulate-general. You can also check for each country which payment methods are accepted.

Applying for your child

Are you applying for a passport or ID card for your child? Please keep the following in mind:

  • Passports and ID cards issued to people under the age of 18 are valid for five years.
  • To apply for an ID card, children below the age of 12 need parental permission. To apply for a passport, parental permission is required for anyone under 18.
  • If one parent will not come to the appointment, this parent needs to sign a declaration of consent. Choose your country and complete the checklist to see which documents you need.
  • Children below the age of 12 do not have to provide fingerprints.


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