The Hague - Apply for a passport or business passport

Apply for a passport or business passport

Are you registered at the municipality? Then you can apply for a passport or business passport here.

Conditions

Apply

  • Make an appointment to apply for a passport.
  • This appointment will be at the Department of Public Service counter at one of the city district offices.
  • You need to attend the appointment in person.
  • You need to collect your passport yourself, at the city district office where you applied for it.

Make an appointment

What to take to your appointment

  • a passport photo
    Strict rules apply to passport photos. Read the rules on the website of the Government of the Netherlands.
  • all travel documents
    Bring all your travel documents with you such as passports and identity cards. Also bring any foreign travel documents if you have more nationalities than only Dutch. Have any of your Dutch travel documents expired? Then the municipality will take these back. If you wish, they can be made invalid so that you can keep them.
  • clean fingers
    It is important that the tips of your fingers are free of blemishes (for example, paint) so that you can provide decent fingerprints. Read more on the website of the Government of the Netherlands.

Younger than 18 years

Are you applying for a passport for your child who is under 18 years?

  • Then you must bring your child to the application appointment and when you collect the passport.
  • Bring (a copy of) the valid proof of identity of both parents or the parental authorities.
  • Make sure you have their permission. You can use the Permission for a travel document form (see below). Bring the completed form with you.

Are you under 18 years old and would you like to apply for a passport?

  • Bring (a copy of) the valid proof of identity of both parents or the parental authorities. For more information about authority visit the website of the Government of the Netherlands.
  • Make sure you have their permission. You can use the Permission for a travel document form (see below). Bring the completed form with you.
    Permission for a travel document form (PDF, 103,1 kB)

    Fees

    • (business) passport for 18 years and older: € 71.35
    • (business) passport up to 18 years: € 53.95
    • rush fee for expedited procedure: € 48.60

    These are the rates for 2019.

    These fees must be paid upfront when you submit your application. You can only pay by bank card at the district offices however, you can also pay cash, as well as by bank card, at the Centrum district office (City Hall).

    How long does it take?

    5 working days. The pick-up receipt will state the date as of when you can collect your passport. You must collect it within 3 months after you apply for it. After that the document will no longer be valid and the municipality is obliged to annul it. If you would like a travel document after this 3-month period, then you will have to apply and pay for it again.

    Collecting the passport

    The passport holder must pick up the travel document in person.

    A child under 18 years applying for a passport must always be present when it is picked up.

    If a child is younger than 12 years, he must be accompanied by a parent or parental authority. The child may also be accompanied by another adult over the age 18 if the parent or parental authority has provided written permission.

    You need to take:

    • The pick-up receipt and the documents stated in the pick-up receipt. These could include:

      • Your current passport if it has not yet expired. The municipality will take it back.
      • If you have one: an identity card. If it has not yet expired.

    If person accompanying the underage child is not the parent or parental authority, you need to take the following documents with you:

    • Written permission from the parent or parental authority authorising the person accompanying the child to pick up the passport.
    • A valid (copy of the) ID for the parent or parental authority. The signature on the permission slip must match the signature on the ID for the parent or parental authority.

    Expedited procedure

    Do you need the new passport urgently? Indicate during your appointment that you would like to use the expedited procedure. You will not have to wait as long but it is also more expensive (look at ‘Fees’). If you submit the application before 14.00 hrs., you can pick up your passport after 2 working days. For example: if you submit it Monday before 14.00 hrs. you can pick it up on Wednesday.

    Business passport

    A business passport is a passport with additional pages. This can be useful if you travel a lot for your work and need the additional pages for stamps and visas. The application procedure and the fees for a business passport are the same as for a regular passport.

    Extra information

    Duration of validity

    A passport is valid for 10 years if you are 18 years or older at the time of application. If you are under 18 years at the time of application, the passport is valid for 5 years. You can renew your passport at any time. You do not need to wait until your passport has expired.

    Name in passport

    Your birth name will always appear in your passport, even if your marital status changes.

    Property of the state

    The passport remains the property of the state. This is why you may not throw it away or destroy it if it has expired. You must turn in your old passport when you receive a new passport.

    Second passport

    Upon request, the municipality issues a second passport to people who need to be abroad a lot. Read what the conditions are for a second passport.

    Stolen passport

    Has your passport been stolen? Go to Stolen or lost passport, driving licence or identity card.

    Home visit

    Do you want to apply for a Dutch identity card but you are unable to visit a city district office in person? You may be entitled to a home visit. A home visit for the purpose of applying for a passport can only be done in exceptional cases for medical reasons.

    Alternative address

    Do you have an alternative address? Apply for a passport at the municipality under which that address falls.