Apply for a Dutch passport or identity card after loss or theft

Have you lost your Dutch passport and/or identity card? Or has it been stolen? Then apply for a new passport and/or Dutch identity card at the municipality.

Are you applying for an identity card that will be valid on 1 January 2021 or later? You can use it to login on DigiD. Once you have logged in, you can easily arrange your government, healthcare, education and pension fund affairs. After collecting your identity card from the municipality, you will receive a letter from DigiD within 5 working days. You can then login to DigiD with your card. Also see

Needed for the application

  • A declaration of loss (you will fill this in while applying at the district office).
  • If you lost the document abroad: an official report by the local police (if you have one).
  • A passport photo: look at the strict requirements for photos on the website of the Dutch government.
  • A valid form of identification (if you have one).
  • Younger than 18 years when applying for a passport or younger than 12 years when applying for an identity card? Make sure you have written permission from both parents or from the people who have parental authority and bring (a copy of) their valid identification. You can use the Permission for a travel document form for them to give you permission. 
Permission for a travel document form (PDF, 103,1 kB)


Are you applying for a new Dutch passport and/or Dutch identity card? Then the same conditions apply as for a Dutch passport or identity card.


  • Make an appointment to apply for a new Dutch passport and/or Dutch identity card.
  • This appointment is at the Department of Public Service counter at City Hall Spui or the Leyweg City Office.
  • You attend the appointment in person.

Make an appointment


  • Passport for 18 years and older: € 74.75
    Up to 18 years: € 56.55
  • Dutch identity card for 18 years and older: € 64
    Up to 18 years: € 32.90
  • Rush fee for expedited procedure: € 50.90

Rates 2021.

These fees must be paid upfront when you submit your application. You can pay in cash or use a bank card at City Hall Spui. You can only use a bank card at the Leyweg City Office. Unfortunately it is not possible to pay with a credit card.

How long does it take?

    • 5 working days. The pick-up receipt will state the date as of when you can collect your passport or identity card. You must collect the passport or identity card within 3 months after you apply for it. After that the document will no longer be valid and the municipality will have to destroy it. If you would like a travel document after this 3-month period, then you will have to apply and pay for it again.
    • Do you need the new passport/identity card urgently? See if you can use the expedited procedure. The waiting time is shorter (maximum 2 working days if you apply before 14.00 hrs.) but it is also more expensive. Please note: the expedited procedure is not always possible. This will be decided at the municipal counter.
    • If your passport/identity card is lost or stolen, it can take more time. You will be notified by the municipality.