How to Renew a Dutch Passport

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How to Renew a Dutch Passport
All applicants for renewal must be at least 18 years old, and have previously had a Dutch passport. (flag of the Netherlands image by John Hofboer from Fotolia.com)

Dutch citizens living abroad who want to replace a missing passport should visit the Dutch embassy or consulate in their country to begin the renewal process. When applying, applicants are asked to bring both originals and copies of all their documents. Furthermore, anyone with another foreign passport must bring it to their appointment. As long as your application and supporting documents are correct and complete, your passport will arrive in approximately two to three weeks, since the passports are made in the Netherlands. You can choose to have the new passport sent to you or you can pick it up at the Dutch embassy.

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Things you need

  • Renewal application
  • Expired passport
  • Proof of residence
  • Passport photo

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Complete the passport renewal application, and compile all supplementary documents, including your current Dutch passport and proof of legal residence in the country in which you're applying. Those with dual citizenship must bring in their foreign passport. Provide paperwork if your marital status has changed.

  2. 2

    Have one recent passport picture (not more than three months old) according to the Dutch passport photo requirements. Photos should not be taken in profile or with coin-operated cameras, nor are you permitted to wear sunglasses in the picture.

  3. 3

    Schedule an appointment at a Dutch embassy or consulate, although walk-ins are also accepted at certain locations. When you do apply, you must do so in person at the embassy or consulate. Measures will be taken to confirm your identity, and your fingerprints must be taken. Bring all of your documents to the appointment.

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