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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

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

You apply in person, for a business passport at the municipality where you live. Please call us: +31 599 320 220.

Emergency application

If you need your passport quickly, apply for an emergency passport. If you submit your passport application before 2pm, you can collect it the next working day. Do allow for some delay if you no longer possess your old passport.

There will be charges for the application for a business passport. For more information, please contact the municipality of Westerwolde: +31 599 320 220.

After about a week, you can collect the passport from the municipality. You have 3 months to pick up your new passport. 

Valid for how long?

A business passport is valid for 10 years.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Westerwolde

Visiting address

Dorpsstraat 1

9551AB Sellingen

Opening hours
09.00 - 16.00
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Last updated on 26 September 2022