Lost or stolen passport or identity card

If your Dutch passport or identity card is lost or stolen, contact the Dutch embassy or consulate as soon as possible.

File a report

File a report with the local police. Ask for written proof that you have filed a police report. You will need this document for your insurance.

Report loss or theft as soon as possible

If your Dutch passport or identity card is lost or stolen while you are abroad, report this to the nearest Dutch embassy or consulate as soon as possible.

Applying for an emergency travel document

At the embassy or consulate you can also apply for a new passport or emergency travel document.

Found your passport or identity card? Hand it in

If you have reported your passport or identity card as lost but then find it, hand it in. You can no longer use this passport or identity card because it has been registered internationally as lost.

You can hand in the passport or identity card to:

  • a Dutch embassy or consulate
  • the Dutch Royal Military and Border Police (Koninklijke Marechaussee)
  • the offices of a municipality in the Netherlands.