Foreigner's passport

You live in the Netherlands and you don’t have the Dutch nationality. If you have a legitimate residence permit you can apply for a foreigner’s passport.

This is only possible when you can’t get a passport from your home country. Check with your consulate or embassy if this is the case. With the foreigner’s passport you can’t travel to your country of origin.

A foreigner’s passport is valid for a maximum of 5 years.


There are some conditions. For example:

  • You have a valid residence permit.
  • You don’t have the Dutch nationality.
  • You can prove that you can’t get a passport from your home country.


A foreigner’s passport costs € 58,85 (2023).


Around the school holidays the waiting time can be a bit longer.


You will receive a message when your passport is ready. The application goes through the IND or the Minestry of Foreign Affairs.


To request a foreigner’s passport at the municipality you live in, you have to:

  • Make an appointment at the municipality.
  • Come to your appointment and take the following items with you:
    •  A valid residency document which states your nationality.
    •  One passport photo in colour which meets the standards.
    •  A debit card or cash.
    •  Do you have some old traveling documents? Please take these with you, even if they are expired.
  • Pay for you passport at application.

You will receive a message when the passport is ready. You have to collect your foreigner’s passport in person.

Children under the age of 18 need written approval by both of your parents.

  • Please take a valid ID from both parents with you.
  • Use the consentform for the application. (Form is in Dutch)