How does such an application work?
Come to the appropriate counter of Residents' Plaza, Stadhuisplein 10 on the agreed date and time. Bring with you the following:
- Your residence permit;
- Your passport from your home country if you have it, and your current refugees passport, even if they are no longer valid;
- 1 passport photo. Read about the criteria set for a passport photo at rijksoverheid.nl
- Bank debit card or cash with which to pay for the application.
Pick up your passport after 5 working days. This can be done any time during opening hours. An appointment is not necessary.
What does a refugees passport cost?
A refugees passport costs 53.95 Euros (2019)
The costs are the same for both adults and children.
How long is my refugees passport valid?
The validity of your refugees passport depends on your residence permit. If your residence permit expires, your refugees passport is no longer valid. Your refugees passport is valid for a maximum of 5 years.
My refugees passport has been lost or stolen. What should I do?
Report this to us as soon as possible. To do so, make an appointment for a refugees passport. It is not necessary to report the matter to the police. You complete a 'Declaration of loss' form at the counter, and then you can apply immediately for a new passport.
We register the loss or theft in order to prevent fraud and misuse. The validity of the travel document expires from the moment the loss or theft is registered. The registration takes place no later than the first working day following the report of the loss or theft.
Did you find your old passport after having applied for a new refugees passport? Hand in your old passport to us.