Applying for a Passport or ID card
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How to apply for a Dutch passport?
A Dutch passport or identity card application (first time and renewal) can be submitted at the passport section of the Netherlands embassy in London or at one of the seven honorary consulates in the UK which have the necessary biometric equipment. Applications at the passport section of the Netherlands embassy in London are by appointment only on working days between 8:30 and 12:00. An application has to be submitted in person. This also applies to minors.
Checklist passport / identitycard applications
Checklists with specific instructions on which documents need to be submitted depending on a first time application or renewal and whether the applicant is a minor (younger than 18 years of age) or adult as well as information about applying for a second passport can be found here.
Applying in person and parental consent
All applications have to be submitted in person. This applies to both children and adults. The child and all people with parental responsibility for a minor (usually both parents) have to be present when lodging a passport application for a minor (below eighteen years of age) or an identity card application for a child up to the age of twelve. More information.
To book an appointment to lodge an application for a passport and/or identity
card with the passport section in London please click
For appointments with one of our consulates please contact the consulate in question for appointment availability.
Please note that the first available appointment may be several weeks away.
The applicable fee has to be paid in the local currency, GBP, according to the Embassy's exchange rate. The preferred payment method at the Embassy in London is by debit or credit card or any Visa or Master card. Cash payments are only accepted if your credit/debit card is not accepted by our cash register and if you pay the exact amount charged. Please note: American Express and (postal) cheques are not accepted. For more information about payment methods and possible postage fees at a consulate please contact the specific consulate. Cheques are not accepted. For an overview of the current consular tariffs, click here.
Passport application requirements
In the column on the right you can download a passport
form and the specific requirements for the submission of a passport
Incomplete files will not be processed. In that case you will be informed which
additional documents you have to submit before we can accept and process your
There are strict criteria for passport photographs. These are different from the requirements for a British passport. The requirements are set out on the page 'passport photographs'. On this page you can also find a list of instructed photographers in the United Kingdom. If you are unable to submit correct photographs, your application cannot be accepted. Please inform the photographer that you wish to use the pictures for a Dutch passport application.
Current processing times
You are advised to submit your application well before the expiration date of your current passport or the date on which you are planning to travel. Kindly note that some countries request a minimum passport validity of six months upon entry or scheduled return. The processing time for all applications (passports and identity cards) currently amounts to a maximum of four weeks, but may be extended if further investigation is required.
At the Embassy in London you will have the choice to have your new document sent to any (safe) British address by Royal Mail Special Delivery at an additional charge of £7.00 or to be notified to collect it at the Embassy.
If you wish to keep your current valid document in your possession whilst the new passport/identity card is being processed, you will be required to collect your new document. You will be notified by letter, email or phone when your document is ready for collection. Collection times are between 8:30 – 12:00 and 15:00 – 16:00 on working days without an appointment. Please note we are closed for collection in the morning every first and third Wednesday of the month, for additional closure dates please click here. You need to bring the letter or email printout at collection.
For more information about collection options when applying at one of our consulates, please contact the specific consulate.
Passport en Legalisation Helpdesk (also for specific questions relating to
passport and identity card applications already lodged at the
passport section in London):
By telephone: +44 20 7590 3200 between 08:30 - 10:30 and between 13:30 - 15:30
By email: Contact form
By fax: 020 7590 3344 | abroad 0044 20 7590 3344
38 Hyde Park Gate
London SW7 5DP
(all applications (renewal and first-time) by appointment only)
- Aanvraagformulier maart 2014
- English translation application form March 2014
- Verklaring van vermissing (c2) en vertaling