Stolen or lost passport, driving licence or identity card

Have you lost your Dutch passport, identity card or driving licence? Of was it stolen? You need to report this to the municipality where you live. This is to prevent identity fraud. You can apply for a new document right away.

Have you lost your driving licence? Begin external link: Report the missing licence to the RDW(External link), end external link. before you apply for a new driving licence. Once you report a driving licence as missing to the RDW, the old driving licence will no longer be valid. 

  • Report the missing Dutch passport or Dutch identity card right away. You can do this online with your DigiD for free. Afterwards you can make an appointment to apply for a new document.
  • You can also make an appointment at City Hall Spui or the Leyweg City Office to apply for a new Dutch passport or a new Dutch identity card. During the appointment you can fill in the declaration of loss form.
  • The municipality will then check your identity. Fraud will be dealt with severely. If your travel document has often gone missing within a short period of time, there will be an investigation. You can be refused a new passport. For more information see: Wanneer wordt mijn paspoort ongeldig? on the Begin external link: website of the Government of the Netherlands(External link), end external link. (in Dutch).
  • The municipality will invalidate the missing document. And it will register it as missing in various systems.
  • Did you find the document back again? It will remain invalid. You will, however, need to turn in the old document. The municipality will destroy it.

Would you like to apply right away for a new Dutch passport or Dutch identity card? Then the conditions are the same as when you apply for a Begin link: passport, end link. or Begin link: identity card, end link. .

When you apply for a new driving licence, the conditions are the same as when you Begin link: renew a driving licence, end link. .

When you apply for a replacement driving licence you will not need to have a new medical examination. The replacement driving licence will have the same categories and expiry date as your missing driving licence.

Report and apply

Report the missing document to the municipality online. And choose whether you want to apply for a new document immediately.

Would you only like to report the loss online with your DigiD?

Would you like to make an appointment and apply for a new passport or identity card? Take the following things to the appointment:

Younger than 18 years

Is the passport or identity card for a child or young person under 18 years of age? Then the child must be present when he applies for and collects his document. Children are also allowed to apply for it themselves. To apply for an identity card for children under 12 and for a passport up to the age of 18 the following is needed:

Would you like to make an appointment and apply for a new or replacement driving licence? Then you need to take the following things to the appointment:

Would you like to apply for a new driving licence rather than a replacement driving licence? In certain situations you must first request a health certificate from the Begin external link: Central Office for Motor Vehicle Driver Testing(External link), end external link. (CBR). This is required if:

  • you are 75 years of age or older
  • you have a driving licence with a shorter validity period on medical grounds
  • you want to renew a driving licence in category C and/or D.

Reporting the loss is free of charge. However, you will have to pay for a new document. The fees for a replacement driving licence are the same as for a new driving licence. Look at the fees under:

It takes at least 6 working days before your Dutch passport, identity card or driving licence is ready. In some cases you can also use the expedited procedure. This is more expensive.

Validity period

  • Your new Dutch passport or identity card has a new document number. And it will get a new expiry date.
  • A replacement driving licence has a new document number. It will get the same categories and expiry date as the missing driving licence.

Dutch document lost abroad

Have you lost your Dutch passport or identity card? Look for more information on Begin external link: netherlandsworldwide.nl(External link), end external link..

Have you lost your Dutch driving licence? Look for more information on Begin external link: netherlandsworldwide.nl(External link), end external link..

Would you like to apply for a new document in the Netherlands. Then you can make an appointment.

Foreign document lost in the Netherlands

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

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