Dutch passport, ID card
Dutch travel documents
Before applying for a new passport please make an appointment via our on-line appointment system. Passport applications must be done in person. When ready the passports should also be collected in person. The Dutch missions in Vietnam cannot issue Dutch Idenitity cards.
Many countries require that your passport be valid for at least 6 months after departure from that country. We therefore recommend timely renewal of your old passport.
Requirements for passport application:
- Filled out and signed
application form. In the case of a minor the following additional
- both parents must sign the application form;
- if one of the parents is not present for the application a signed copy of his/her traveldocument must be submitted;
- a copy of the birth certificate*;
- a copy of the marriage certificate or other document which proves the parental authority*;
* if the certificate is not in the Dutch language please supply us with a translation in English
NB Please see below for first passport applications.
- Your old passport. If you have more than one (foreign) passport please present all of them with your application;
- Two recent colour passport pictures. The pictures must have a good resemblance, must show the front of the face, have a light grey or white background and your mouth should be closed. Please check www.paspoortinformatie.nl for the exact specifications. In Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City we have good experiences with the following photographers:
- Photoshop Nguyen Binh: 42 Hai Ba Trung Street
Ho Chi Minh City:
- Nguyen Ky: 190A Vo Van Tan, District 3 or
89A Cach Mang Thang 8, Ben Thanh, District 1
- In the case of a lost passport an original police report (for processing by the Vietnamese immigration authorities) and a personal statement concerning the lost passport;
- In the case that you have obtained your Dutch nationality through naturalisation a copy of the naturalisation decision (an copy can be obtained through www.ind.nl) .
The applicable fees must be settled in Vietnam Dong at the time of application.
The application takes a maximum of 15 days to process. Unless we contact you the passport can be picked up from our consular section 15 days after the application. Please bring you old travel document. We will return it to you after invalidating it. The new passport may be collected during the opening hours of the consular section.
First passport application:
Additional requirements for the passportapplication for a new-born:
- Original translated and legalised marriage certificate
- Original translated and legalised certificate of recognition
(for Vietnamese recognitions additional requirements may apply. Please contact us beforehand);
- Original translated and legalised birth certificate.
The child must be present when applying.
Emergency passports are manufactured by our office in Malaysia which means processing takes a minimum of 3 working days. For a return trip to the Netherlands the Embassy or Consulate General can issue you with a laissez-passer within one working day. However a laissez-passer is only
valid for a one way trip back to the Netherlands.
If you lose your passport in Vietnam you should report this to the local police to obtain a police report. Subsequently you should apply for a new (emergency) passport at either the embassy or the consulate-general. If the lost document was not originally issued in Vietnam we will have to verify the contents with the issuing authority. Only after verification are we able to issue you with a new document. After you have received your new travel document you must a apply for a new entry/exit visa with the Vietnamese immigration authorities.
Should you have any questions regarding Dutch travel documents please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a Dutch national, you can apply for a Dutch passport at Dutch embassies and many consulates. It doesn't matter if you live in the territory served by the embassy or consulate or are staying there temporarily. In some countries, you can also apply for a Dutch identity card at the embassy or consulate.
On 1 January 2005, the Compulsory Identification (Extended Scope) Act came into force. Since that date, anyone aged 14 and over must be able to produce an original valid identity document and carry it with them at all times. Failure to produce an original, valid identity document is a criminal offence.
If you lose your passport abroad, the nearest Dutch embassy or consulate can help you obtain a new passport or temporary travel document (emergency passport or laissez passer).
On 1 January 2005, the Compulsory Identification (Extended Scope) Act entered into force. Since then, everyone in the Netherlands aged 14 years and older has been obliged to carry an original valid identity document (not a copy). Failure to produce an original valid identity document is an offence.
You may be asked to identify yourself when you cross a border, check into a hotel or withdraw money at a bank. In many European countries, you can make do with a Dutch identity card. But in other countries, you will have to produce a passport and sometimes a visa and an inoculation certificate. A driving licence is not an official identity document and is not accepted as such abroad.
Questions and answers about biometric travel documents and how their introduction will affect Dutch nationals living abroad.
In 2009, a second biometric feature was added to the travel documents of EU member states. Every travel document carries two fingerprints. The EU has amended its regulation governing standards for security features in travel documents. As a result, parents may no longer add their children to their own passports.