Dutch passport, ID card
Locations to apply for a new passport:
1. At the Dutch Embassy in Oslo
To make an application for a new travel document/passport you are required to make an appointment via our appointment system on the Embassy website. Please note that it takes about three weeks to process your new travel document.
2. In the Netherlands.
You can also apply for a new travel document in the Netherlands. This can be done in the following cities: Den Haag, Enschede, Maastricht, Echt-Susteren and Oldambt. You have to prove that you still hold your Dutch nationality by showing your residence permit for Norway and a document from the Folkeregister: ‘Central National register – confirmation of registered information’. We advise you to check the information on the website of the respective cities prior to traveling. Please note that you must collect your new travel document personally in the city where you submitted your application.
3. At another Dutch Embassy.
You can apply for a travel document at all Dutch Embassy’s. Please check their respective website for information.
Application procedure at the embassy in Oslo:
An application (first-time and renewal!) for a Dutch passport or identity card can be submitted at the passport section of the Dutch embassy in Oslo. Applications are by appointment only. Appointments can be made every working day between 10:00am and 14:00pm except on the days that the passport section is closed to the public. The closing of the consular section will be communicated on the homepage of our website.
►Click here to book an appointment with the passport section in Oslo.
Applying in person
All applications have to be submitted in person. This applies to both children and adults.
Current processing times
Processing times for all travel documents (passports and identity cards) currently amount to approximately three weeks. As travel documents are produced in the Netherlands, this time is required to process the application and for the new document to be sent to the Embassy. There is no guarantee or clear date when the new document will arrive at the embassy.
Due to the regionalisation of the passport application process, the passport is officially issued by the Ambassador of Berlin which is also stated in your passport. This is correct and does not efffect the validity of your passport.
It may take considerably longer if any documents are missing or if further
information is required. You are therefore advised to submit your application
well before the expiration date of your current passport or the date on which
you are planning to travel.
During the process you can keep your current, valid passport or ID card. You will need to collect your new document and hand in your old one when it is ready.
Please read the instructions, which can be found in the email you will receive when an appointment is made in the appointment system. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. It is very important that you submit passport photographs that meet the very specific Dutch requirements. These are different from the requirements for a Norwegian passport. The requirements are set out on the page 'Passport photographs'. Information on where to make photographers for the Dutch passports will be in the email you will receive after you made an appointment. If you are unable to submit correct photographs, your application cannot be accepted.
If you have questions, please contact the passport section either by email or by telephone between 9.00-10.00am.
The fee has to be paid with the submission of the application and can be done either by bank card or cash. For current prices check passport fees.
At the Embassy in Oslo you will have the choice to have your new document sent or to be notified to come collect it at the embassy. Sending by courier will be charged extra to any (safe) Norwegian address.
If you wish to keep your current document in your possession whilst the new passport/identity card is being processed, you will be required to collect your new document from the embassy. A letter or email will be sent to notify you. Collection is between 10.00-14.00 hours without appointment.
By telephone: (+47) 23 33 36 10 (weekdays between 09.00-10.00 hours)
By email: email@example.com
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.
On this page you will find information about applying for a passport or ID-card for a minor. Please note that all applicants (this includes minors) have to appear at the Embassy in Oslo in person.
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.