Refugee passport

A refugee passport is a travel document for people who are recognised as refugees in the Netherlands. It is also proof of identity. A refugee passport cannot be used to travel to the country of origin.

Your refugee passport can be used to travel abroad. For many countries you will still need a visa. The embassy of the country you are travelling to has further information about this. Please take a look at the website of the central government.

A refugee passport can be applied for by making an appointment.

  • You are recognised as a refugee by the United Nations (UN) and the IND;
  • You are registered in the Key Registration of Persons (BRP) of the municipality of Alkmaar;
  • A refugee passport is valid for a maximum of 5 years. The exact period of validity depends on your residence status.

The passport costs € 63,42.

In case of an urgent request there will be an extra charge of € 57,09. 

After 5 working days you can collect your passport. 

Please note: 
Do not forget to bring all passports and identity cards you have with you, even if they have expired (and not yet invalidated). 


Do you need the new passport soon? Call 14 072 of 0031 72 548 8888 for an urgent request. 

Apply for a travel document before noon during opening hours. You will usually be able to collect it the next working day. 

Please note that Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays are not working days. Passports are not provided on these days.