Passport for refugees

If you live in the Netherlands and do not have Dutch nationality but you do have refugee status, you will require a refugee passport if you wish to travel to a country outside the Netherlands. You can make an appointment with the Municipality to apply for the passport.

Make an appointment

Let op!Attention! The person for whom the passport is intended must be present at both the time of application and collection of the passport.

Let op!During the lockdown it is possible to have your passport photos taken in the hall of the town hall, until April 28, 2021. Foto Creteer is available during opening hours of the municipality. You can pay in cash or via a QR code on your phone. Please note: as of Wednesday 28 april 2021, you can have your passport photos taken at Foto Creteer at Meent 25, Veldhoven. Then it will not be possible anymore to have your passport photos taken at the town hall. 


  • You must be registered in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP) in Veldhoven
  • You must have a permanent or provisional residence permit
  • You must be recognized as a refugee by the immigration authorities and not already have been granted entry to the Netherlands Antilles or Aruba

Bring with you

  • Your residence permit
  • Your current foreign passport, if you have one
  • A recent passport photograph. Please note the requirements.
  • Cash or a bank debit card. Payment must be made at the time of application.

Children under 18 years must also bring with them:


Detail Price 2021 Validity
Refugee passport € 56,55 5 years
Refugee passport (fast track) € 107,45 5 years

How long does the application procedure take?

  • You can collect your passport in person 5 working days after making the application, without an appointment, from the counter in the town hall.
  • If you need your passport urgently, you can use the fast-track application procedure. If you apply for the passport before 14.00 hours it will be ready for collection the next working day from 10.00 hours onwards. If you make a fast-track application after 14.00 hours, your passport will be ready for collection 2 working days later. There is an extra charge for a fast-track application.

Lost or stolen

If your passport has been lost or stolen, when you apply for a new passport you must also notify the Municipality that your old passport is missing. Declaration is free of charge and can be done online.

Report a lost or stolen passport

If you prefer to go to the town hall for this, make an appointment.

Report the loss of your passport as soon as possible. This is necessary to prevent its abuse.

Travelling with children

If you are travelling to a foreign country with your children and your family name is different from theirs, this can cause problems at passport control in the airport. You will need proof that you are the father or the mother or that you have parental responsibility. This can be obtained from the Marechaussee (Royal Military Police).

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