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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.

Apply for a second or business passport

Do you often travel abroad? Then you can apply for a business passport or second passport. Apply for the travel document in person at the municipality in which you live. You can collect the travel document after 6 working days.


If you travel abroad often, you may need a business passport or second passport. Which one you need depends on your situation.

A business passport has 66 pages instead of 34. You then have more space for visas and stamps.

A second passport may be required if:

  • you often visit countries that are in conflict with each other
  • your passport is often at the embassy for a visa application, while you want to make another trip

The conditions for a business passport are:

  • You have the Dutch nationality.

The conditions for a second passport are:

  • Your first passport is still valid for at least 6 months.
  • You travel:
    • to countries that have a conflict with each other
    • to a country while you already have stamps in your passport from a conflicting country
    • often while your passport is at an embassy for the application of a visa
    • to a country where you cannot go with the Dutch identity card. Are you traveling to countries for which a Dutch identity card is sufficient? Then apply for an identity card in addition to your passport.
  • You do not apply for a second passport for a single visit. In that case, you can apply for an emergency passport at the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee.

The municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee works by appointment.

Make an appointment

How to apply for a business passport or second passport:

  • You come to the city hall.
  • You take all your travel documents with you, even if they have expired.
  • You bring 1 color passport photo that meets the guidelines
  • You pay for your passport when you apply. Please pay with pin.

For a second passport, you also need to bring 1 of the following letters:

  • A letter explaining that you need to travel to countries that are in conflict with each other. Include supporting documents with the letter, such as booking confirmations for your air travel.
  • A letter explaining that you often travel while your passport is at an embassy for a visa application. Add supporting documents, such as booking confirmations for your air travel. Also enclose proof from the embassy stating that your passport is there for a visa application.

Has your passport or ID been lost or stolen? Go to the municipality to apply for a new travel document. You do not have to report this to the police.

Take passport photos 

You can have passport photos taken care of by a photographer, via an online passport photo service or you can take passport photos yourself at the town hall. The passport photos must always meet the passport photo requirements. You can use one of the two photo booths to take passport photos yourself in the town hall.

The photo booth is also suitable for the disabled and accessible for small, standard wheelchairs. In addition, we recommend that you have children aged six years or younger and less than 1.20 meters tall photographed by a photographer.

The costs are € 7.00. You can pay this amount appropriately or contactless.

The costs for a business passport or second passport are:

  • for persons up to the age of 18: € 57.30
  • for persons aged 18 and older: € 75.80

Do you want to apply for a passport urgently? Then you pay € 51.60 extra.

After 6 working days you can collect your passport at the municipality.

Does that take too long? Then apply for a travel document via the urgent procedure. If you apply for the travel document before 3 p.m., it will be ready after 2 working days at the latest. You then pay a surcharge.

Has your travel document gone missing? Then an urgent procedure is not always possible. Inquire about this at the municipality.

Do you need the travel document even faster? You may be eligible for an emergency passport from the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee. More information about the emergency passport can be found on link).

Passport delivered at home

Your passport can be delivered to any address by appointment (with the exception of the Wadden Islands). So you no longer have to collect your document. The costs are € 5.05 per document. The Dynasure company delivers your document. More information can be found on the (home) delivery of travel documents page.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee

Visiting address

Koningin Julianaweg 45

3241XB Middelharnis

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Last updated on 26 September 2022