Foreigner's passport

Are you living in this country without having the Dutch nationality? And you are unable to obtain a passport from the country of origin? In that case you can apply for a foreigner’s passport. It also serves as a proof of identity. 

You can use the foreigner’s passport to travel to any country except your country of origin. For many countries you will still need a visa. The embassy of the country you are travelling to has further information about this. 

A foreigner’s passport can be applied for by making an appointment.

  • You must be able to prove that you cannot obtain a passport in your country of origin; 
  • You are registered in the Key Registration of Persons (BRP) of the municipality of Alkmaar;
  • You have a valid residence permit (document type I, II or V);
  • A foreigner’s passport is valid for a maximum of 5 years. The exact period of validity depends on your residence status.


A foreigner’s passport costs € 63,42.


The application for a foreigner’s passport takes 2 to 4 months. The procedure takes a long time because the IND and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also have to decide on your application. You will receive a message.