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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.

  • You have a Dutch nationality
  • You are registered in the municipality of Woerden.
  • You have to come to town hall in person

What should you bring with you when you apply for your business passport?

-Any travel documents you have (such as an expired passport or a valid ID card).
-A passport photo that meets all photo requirements.

What should you take with you when you collect your business passport?

-Your valid ID.

You must apply for a business passport in person at the municipality where you live. Make an appointment to apply for a passport at town hall. Application can not be done through an online process.

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When will you receive your business passport?

  -You can pick up your business passport at the town hall after 6 working days.
  -Make an appointment for this and bring a proof of identity with you to your appointment.
  -You must collect your passport within 3 months.

Urgent request

Do you need your business passport within 6 working days? If you submit an urgent application before 3 p.m. today, you can collect your business passport after 11 a.m. tomorrow.

How long is your business passport valid for?

A business passport is valid for 10 years.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Woerden

Visiting address

Blekerijlaan 14

3447GR Woerden

Opening hours
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Last updated on 26 September 2022