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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.

Applying for a new passport or renewing your old one

-You have a Dutch nationality.
-You are registered in the municipality of Oudewater.
-You have to come to town hall yourself.

What should you bring to your appointment?

-Any travel documents you may hold (such as an expired passport or valid ID card).
-A passport photo that meets all photo requirements.
-A completed consent form and also your child. Please note: this only applies if you are applying for a passport for your child and your child is a minor (younger than 18).

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

When will you get your passport?

   -You can pick up your passport at the town hall after 6 working days.
-Make an appointment and take your old proof of identity with you to your appointment.
   -You can also have your passport delivered. You can arrange this during your first appointment.
   -You must collect your passport within 3 months.

Urgent request

   -Do you need your passport within 6 working days? If you make an urgent application before 3 p.m. today, you can collect your passport after 11 a.m. tomorrow.
   -Do you need your passport today? Then contact the Marechaussee for an emergency passport.

How long is your passport valid for?

   An adult passport (from 18 years old) is valid for 10 years.
   A passport for children (up to 18 years) is valid for 5 years.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Oudewater

Visiting address

Waardsedijk 219

3421NE Oudewater

Opening hours
13:00 - 16:30
17:30 - 19:30