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Applying for a new passport or renewing your old one in the Netherlands

Do you want to apply for a new passport or renew your old one? The application process depends on where you hold citizenship and where you live.

  • Do you hold Dutch citizenship? Then you can apply or renew at your municipality. 
  • Do you hold Dutch citizenship, but have no fixed place of residence? Then you can contact a Dutch border municipality to apply for a new passport or to renew your old one.
  • Do you not hold Dutch citizenship? Visit your own embassy or consulate for a passport. 
  • Do you live in the Netherlands on a valid residence permit? Are you unable to get a passport from your country of origin? Then you can apply for a vreemdelingenpaspoort (alien passport) at your municipality. 
  • Do you live in the Netherlands as an erkend vluchteling (recognised refugee)? Then you can apply for a vluchtelingenpaspoort (refugee passport) at your municipality.

Do you live outside the Netherlands? See how to apply for your Dutch passport from outside the Netherlands.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.


Do you want to be able to travel all over the world and do you need proof of identity? Then you need a passport. If you have Dutch nationality, you can apply for a passport. 

You can use a passport if: 

travel document: abroad you must always have a valid travel document with you. That also applies to children. A Dutch passport is valid all over the world. 

proof of identity: in the Netherlands and most other countries you must always have a valid proof of identity with you. 

To apply for a passport, you must first make an appointment

Please note: you can only apply for a new Dutch passport or renew your old one if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.

Do you have Dutch nationality, but no fixed place of residence? Then you can contact a Dutch border municipality to apply for a new passport or to renew your old one.

What to bring?

  • all passports and ID cards you have, even if they have expired
  • a recent, good-looking passport photo that meets all requirements
  • if you have dual nationality: your foreign travel document
  • if you are applying for a second passport: a statement from your employer or client showing the need for a second passport, and your first passport that is still valid for at least six months
  • if you have lost your passport: the completed declaration of loss from the municipality,
  • if you are under the age of 18: permission from all authorities, one parent or authority holder must accompany the application. Permission can be obtained via the online form Permission for minor children.
  • if you are applying for a passport for your child or children: the child must accompany you
  • if you are under guardianship: written permission from the curator.

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

Make an appointment

  • Adults: € 77,85
  • Children up to the age of 18: € 58,85
  • Spoedaanvraag (urgent request): € 53,00 extra

You pay a fee for this service. For more information, contact the municipality phone +31 513 617 617.

After around a week, you can collect your passport yourself from the municipality. This also applies to children up to the age of 18. When you apply, you will be provided with more information about how to collect your passport.

You have 3 months in which to collect your new passport.

Do you need your passport sooner than that?

  • If you need your passport quickly, you can make a spoedaanvraag (urgent request). 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.
  • If you need the passport today, contact the Koninklijke Marechaussee (Royal Netherlands Marechaussee) for an emergency passport.


  • An adult passport is valid for 10 years.
  • For children up to the age of 18, a passport is valid for 5 years.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Heerenveen

Visiting address

Crackstraat 2

8441ES Heerenveen

Opening hours