Stolen or lost passport, driving licence or identity card

If you lose your Dutch passport, driving licence or identity card, you do not need to go to the police but to the municipality in which you live.

You can choose whether you want to register the loss and apply for a new document immediately, or if you only want to register the loss without applying for a new document.

Register the loss without applying for a new document

Have you lost your passport, driving licence or identity card? Do you want to register the loss but not yet apply for a new document? Do not go to the police but instead to the municipality in which you live. The municipal official will prepare a declaration of loss and register your document as missing. To do this, you need to go to the Department of Public Service counter at the Centrum or Escamp city office.

Appointment

Make an appointment. This way you can avoid having to wait for a long time at the city office. While preparing the declaration, the document will be registered as missing in different systems.

Make an appointment

Making a declaration of loss

You need to fill in a form at the city office: the declaration of loss. In this declaration you indicate when you last saw your document, where that was and so on. Once you make this declaration, the missing document is made invalid. Should you find the document again, the loss can no longer be reversed and you will need to turn in the document. The document will then be annulled; you will not get it back.

Register the loss and apply for a new document

    You can also apply for new document immediately after registering the lost document. Make an appointment for:

    Your new document

    • Your new travel document has a new document number and a new expiry date.
    • A replacement driving licence has a new document number but the same expiry date as the missing driving licence. The municipality always checks your identity. Fraud is dealt with severely.

    Fees

      There are no fees for a declaration of loss.

      You pay for a new or a replacement document. See the fees under:

      These fees must be paid upfront when you submit your application. It takes at least 5 working days before your passport, identity card or driving licence is ready.

      Document lost abroad

      If you lose your Dutch passport or identity card abroad, you must report the loss to the local police. You will receive a police report. You can use this police report to apply for a new travel document at the Netherlands embassy or consulate. The addresses are listed on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

      If you lose your driving licence abroad, you can report the loss to the local police. You will receive a police report. You can apply for a new driving licence at your municipality. You will also need to fill in a declaration of loss.

      Foreign document lost in the Netherlands

      If you lose your foreign passport, identity card or driving licence in the Netherlands, go to the police.

      Published: 25 May 2018Modified: 12 July 2019