Applying for a business passport

Do you hold Dutch citizenship? Do you travel a lot outside the Netherlands on business and get a lot of visas in your passport? If so, you can apply for a zakenpaspoort (business passport). Business passports have more pages and more space for visas.

Last updated on 7 December 2022

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Documents required to apply for a business passport

Are you applying for a business passport? If so, you must bring the same documents with you to your appointment at the municipality as you do when applying for a normal passport

  • a colour passport photo that meets the passport photo requirements

  • all travel documents in your possession (you can have a passport and an identiteitskaart (identity card) at the same time).

Applying for a business passport in the Netherlands

You apply for a business passport at the municipality where you live. Do you hold Dutch citizenship but have no fixed address in the Netherlands? If so, you can apply for a business passport at a grensgemeente (border municipality). You can do this when visiting the Netherlands.

Applying for a business passport outside the Netherlands

Do you live outside the Netherlands? If so, you have a few options: 

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Paspoortwet

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