Emergency passport

Have you lost your passport or ID card and are unable to obtain a new one before your trip? Not even with an expedited procedure at the municipality? Then you may be able to apply for an emergency passport with the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee. This is a temporary travel document. An emergency passport is only valid for the duration of the trip and can be valid for up to 1 year. In the Netherlands, you cannot use an emergency passport as an ID. An emergency passport costs € 57. This amount is adjusted annually.

Who can apply?

You can apply for an emergency passport if:

  • You have Dutch nationality;
  • You are unable to obtain a new passport or ID card in time at the municipality, not even with an expedited procedure.

What do you need?

To apply for an emergency passport, you will need:

  • Proof you cannot delay your trip, like flight tickets and hotel bookings.
  • Proof that you were unable to obtain a travel document in time, not even with an expedited procedure.
  • Any other travel documents you might have.
  • A valid form of ID, such as a Dutch driving license, and/or a recent, certified copy of your Personal Records Database (BRP) showing your nationality. This must be in a sealed envelope from your municipality.
  • A recent passport photo that meets the necessary requirements.

If you cannot provide the usual ID, you will need a certified copy of your recent new travel document application (RAAS form), in a sealed envelope from your municipality.

Where can you apply?

You can apply for an emergency passport at the following locations:

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Address: Departure Hall 1, Emergency Documents Office, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Opening hours: 24/7

IJmuiden

Address: Sluisplein 33, IJmuiden
Opening hours: 24/7

Groningen Airport Eelde 

Address: Machlaan 8, Eelde
Opening hours: 07:00 - 22:30 hours

Coevorden

Address: Eendrachtstraat 16, Coevorden
Opening hours: 08:00 - 22:00 hours

Hoek Van Holland

Address: Stationsweg 10, Hoek van Holland
Opening hours: 07:30 - 21:00 hours

Rotterdam The Hague Airport

Address: Brandenburgbaan 6, Rotterdam
Opening hours: 06:00 - 22:00 hours

Eindhoven Airport

Address: Service & Intake, Luchthavenweg 25, Eindhoven
Opening hours: 06:30 - 22:00 hours

Maastricht Aachen Airport

Address: Vliegveldweg 134, Maastricht Airport
Opening hours: 06:30 - 22:30 hours

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Departure Hall 1, Emergency Documents Office. Opening hours: 24/7.

IJmuiden

Sluisplein 33, 1975 AG IJmuiden. Opening hours: 24/7.

Groningen Airport Eelde

Machlaan 8, 9761 TK Eelde. Opening hours: 07:00 - 22:30.

Coevorden

Eendrachtstraat 16, 7742 SZ Coevorden. Opening hours: 08:00 - 22:00.

Hoek van Holland

Stationsweg 10, 3151 HS Hoek van Holland. Opening hours: 07:30 - 21:00.

Rotterdam The Hague Airport

Brandenburgbaan 6, 3045 AP Rotterdam. Opening hours: 06:00 - 22:30.

Eindhoven Airport

Luchthavenweg 25, 5657 EA Eindhoven. Opening hours: 06:30 - 22:00.

Maastricht Aachen Airport

Vliegveldweg 134, 6199 AD Maastricht Airport. Opening hours: 06:30 - 22:30.

Cost

An emergency passport costs € 57. You can pay with cash, a debit card or credit card. Please note, if you use a credit card, you will need to pay transaction costs.

How to apply