APPLYING FOR A DUTCH PASSPORT ONLINE ABROAD
Dutch nationals living abroad can apply for a new passport or identity card from most Dutch embassies and consulates-general and from a number of municipal offices in the Netherlands.
WHY DO I NEED A DUTCH PASSPORT ONLINE OR IDENTITY CARD?
A passport or identity card is official proof of your identity. A passport is also a valid travel document for anywhere in the world and may be stamped with visas for certain countries. An identity card is primarily an identity document but it also allows you to travel between EU member states and a number of other European countries.
WHERE CAN I APPLY FOR A NEW PASSPORT OR IDENTITY CARD?
As a Dutch national, you can apply for a passport or identity card at most Dutch embassies and some consulates-general abroad. You need to make an appointment first. More information about appointments and opening times can be found on the websites of the Dutch diplomatic missions abroad.
You can apply for an emergency passport or laissez-passer at any Dutch consular diplomatic mission abroad (embassies, consulates-general or honorary consulates).
WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO TAKE WITH ME?
To apply for a new travel document, you must go to the embassy or consulate in person so that your identity can be checked. The same applies to your children. You must take a completed and signed application form with you and a recent photograph which is a true likeness.
You must also be able to prove that you hold Dutch nationality. If there is any doubt about your nationality, the embassy or consulate staff will be unable to issue the document you need. If you have a Citizen Service Number (BSN) and your current travel document was issued by a Dutch diplomatic mission abroad, the BSN will be quoted in the official correspondence you received. In addition, you should also hand over all your Dutch and foreign travel documents for inspection.
To find out which other documents you need, please consult the website of the embassy or consulate where you intend to apply for a passport.