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Municipality of Zwolle: applying for a second passport

Do you travel a lot for business, your profession or privately? Then you can apply for a second Dutch passport. You must meet a number of conditions to be able to apply for a second passport.

Please note: you can only apply for a second passport if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.

To apply for a second passport, you must meet the following conditions:

  • You are a Dutch citizen.
  • Your first passport is valid for at least another 6 months.
  • You can demonstrate that you need the second passport.
  • You are travelling to a country that you cannot enter using a Dutch identity card.
  • Have to visit different country(ies) in succession, where there is a good chance that admission will cause problems because you have been to a conflicting country. Or: you regularly have to travel urgently at times when your national passport has been issued at a foreign representation for the purpose of applying for a visa.

You must apply for a second passport in person at the municipality where you live. You must also collect the passport in person.

Book an appointment now to apply for a second passport.

Urgent application

Do you need your document sooner than in 6 working days’ time? If so, you can request the urgent procedure. There is a surcharge for this service. If you apply before 14:00, you will be able to collect your passport after 13:00 the next working day.

Do you need your document sooner? You may be eligible for an emergency passport from the Koninklijke Marechaussee (Royal Netherlands Military Police). More information can be found on the Defensie website

The costs of a Passport can be found on the page Fees for travel documents.

Your passport will be ready for collection from the municipality after 6 working days. You have 3 months in which to collect your new passport.

A second passport is valid for 2 years.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Zwolle

Last updated on 6 February 2023