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

Urgent request

If you need your passport urgently, you can make an urgent request. If you apply for the passport before 13.30, you will be able to collect your passport after 2 work days. Allow for some delay if you no longer have your old passport. There is a surcharge for this service.

  • A business passport costs: € 83.85
  • An urgent application for a business passport costs: € 57.05 extra

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 Zeist

Visiting address

Het Rond 1

3701HS Zeist

Opening hours
8:30 - 12:30
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Last updated on 26 September 2022