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Applying for a business passport in the Netherlands

Do you hold Dutch citizenship? Do you travel a lot outside the Netherlands on business and get a lot of visas in your passport? If so, you can apply for a zakenpaspoort (business passport). Business passports have more pages and more space for visas.

You apply for a business passport at the municipality where you live. Do you hold Dutch citizenship but have no fixed address in the Netherlands? If so, you can apply for a business passport at a grensgemeente (border municipality). You can do this when visiting the Netherlands.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Applying for a business passport

Please note: you can only apply for a Dutch zakenpaspoort (business passport) if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.

The conditions for a businesspassport are the same as for a normal passport. The difference is, that the businessvariant double the page contains for extra stamps or visa.

To apply for this product, citizens of the municipality require to bring the following:

  • A recently made passport photograph (no older than six months)
  • All traveldocuments a citizen has in posession
  • Money of a paymentcard because a payment has to be made

You must apply for a business passport in person at the municipality where you live. Make an appointment to apply for a passport.

Book an appointment online

Or call +31 485 49 41 41 to book an appointment.

Urgent request

If you need your passport quickly, you can make an urgent application. If you apply for the passport before 14.00, you will be able to collect it the next working day. Allow for some delay if you no longer have your old passport.

A business passport costs: € 74.75.

A spoedaanvraag (urgent request) costs: € 125.65.

You can collect the passport from the municipality after around a week. You have 3 months in which to collect your new passport.


A business passport is valid for 10 years.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Gennep

Visiting address

Ellen Hoffmannplein 1

6591HD Gennep

Opening hours
9:00 - 19:00
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Last updated on 26 September 2022