Passports and ID cards

Application procedure
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 London or at one of the eight consulates in the UK that has the necessary biometric equipment. Click  here for the addresses and contact details of the Netherlands consulates in the UK. Please note that renovation work will be taking place at the Embassy. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
Applications (renewal and first) for passports and identity cards at the passport section of the Netherlands Embassy in London are by appointment only. Appointments take place every working day between 8:30am and 12:00am except on the days that the passport section is closed to the public. Please note that the first available appointment may be several weeks away. From time to time, due to cancellations, earlier appointments may become available.
Click here to book an appointment with the passport section in London
Most consulates also operate an appointment system. Please contact the consulate in question to make an appointment.

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 two to 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.

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 on the menu on the left hand side of this page, carefully. 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 British passport. The requirements are set out on the page 'Passport photographs'. On this page you can also find a list of instructed photographers in the United Kingdom. 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.

The fee has to be paid in cash (in GBP) or by postal order upon the submission of the application.
Cheques, debit and credit cards are not accepted. For current prices check Passport Fees 2012

Document ready
At the Embassy in London you will have the choice to have your new document sent or to be notified to come collect it from the embassy. Sending by courier will be an extra £5.00 to any (safe) British 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 15.00 - 16.00 (Monday - Friday) without an appointment. You need to bring the letter or email printout at collection.
By telephone: 020 - 7590 3200  (Monday - Friday)
• from abroad : 0044 20 7590 3200
• general passport information: 08:30 - 16:30
• specific questions: 14:00 - 15:00
By email: [email protected]
By fax: 020 - 7590 3344 | abroad 00 44 20 7590 3344

Passport Section
38 Hyde Park Gate
London SW7 5DP
(all applications (renewal and first-time) by appointment only)