Apply for a passport and identity card for Dutch citizens without a fixed domicile

Do you have Dutch nationality but no fixed address or place of residence? Then you can apply for a passport or identity card at a number of municipalities.

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 www.digid.nl/en.

You can apply for a new passport or identity card in The Hague but also at a number of other municipalities: BergeijkBergen op ZoomBredaEcht-SusterenEnschedeMaastrichtMontferlandOldambtSluisVenlo, and at the counter of the municipality of Haarlemmermeer at Schiphol Airport.

Conditions

  • You have Dutch nationality.
  • You live in the Netherlands.
  • You are not registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP) anywhere in the Netherlands.

    Apply

    • Call tel. 14070 for an appointment. The municipality will phone you back within 3 working days to make an appointment.
    • You need to attend the appointment in person.
    • Collect your passport or identity card in City Hall Spui yourself. You must collect it within 3 months after you apply for it. After that the document will no longer be valid and the municipality will destroy it. Would you still like a passport or identity card after these 3 months? Then you have to apply and pay for it again.

    Needed for the application

    • A passport photo: strict requirements apply to the passport photo. For example, the passport photo may not be more than 6 months old at the date of application and must be a true likeness. Read all of the requirements for photos on the website of the Dutch government.
    • All of your passports or identity cards.
    • Documents which prove that you live in the Netherlands. For example a statement about your welfare benefits or employer, insurance papers, housing permit, salary slips or bank statements. The municipality can use this to determine your nationality.
    • Have you gotten another nationality? Bring documents showing how and when you got this nationality.

      Apply for your child

      To apply for a passport for a child younger than 18 years (passport) or younger than 12 years (identity card) you need:

      Your child must be present when you apply and when you pick up the passport or identity card.

      Your passport or identity card has been lost or stolen

      Has your passport been lost or stolen? Then report this when you apply for a new passport or identity document.

      Fees

      • (business and second) passport for 18 years and older: € 112.70
      • (business and second) passport up to 18 years: € 94.50
      • identity card for 18 years and older: € 105.15
      • identity card up to 18 years: € 74.05

      These are the fees for 2021. The fees are higher than for a 'regular' application because you are not registered in the BRP. The application requires extra administration. You pay the fees when you apply at the municipal counter in City Hall Spui. You can pay in cash or use a bank card there.

      How long does it take?

      • The municipality will first check whether the application is complete. Once all of the documents are in order, your passport or identity card will be ready after 3 working days.
      • Sometimes additional documents are needed or further investigation is required. Most cases require further investigation. This can take up to 8 weeks.

        Good to know

        • Did you deregister from the Personal Records Database (BRP) after September 1994? Do you now have a home address in the Netherlands and would you like to register there? Then you can also use an expired passport or identity card. You can register right away in the BRP of the municipality where you are living.
        • Do you have a mailing address? Apply for an identity card or passport at the municipality where this address is.