Long waiting times for Dutch passport or ID card

8. May 2024

Dutch nationals living abroad, beware! There are currently long waiting times for Dutch nationals wishing to apply for or renew their passport or ID card from abroad. The minimum waiting time until the first appointment opportunity is currently 6 to 8 weeks, but can exceed 18 weeks in some municipalities. Keep this in mind, for example when planning your holidays, and apply for your new passport or ID card on time.

Of course, it still remains possible to apply for a new passport or ID card via the Dutch embassy in your country of residence.

More information through the specific municipality, or through the Netherlands Worldwide website.

The table below shows the waiting times per border municipality as of 8 May 2024.

Bergeijk  > 17 weeks
Bergen op Zoom  12 – 14 weeks
Breda  6 – 8 weeks
Den Haag  6 – 8 weeks
Echt-Susteren  >18 weeks
Enschede  12 – 14 weeks
Maastricht  8 – 10 weeks
Montferland  12 – 14 weeks
Oldambt  16 – 18 weeks
Schiphol  8 – 10 weeks
Sluis  8 – 10 weeks
Venlo  10 – 12 weeks
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