Refugee passport

Do you live in the Netherlands, do not have Dutch nationality and have a type III or type IV residence permit? If so, you need a refugee passport if you want to travel abroad. For this, you need to make an appointment with the municipality. The refugee passport will be ready for you after 5 working days.

What you need to know

The refugee passport is subject to a number of conditions:

  • you must have been recognised as a refugee by the United Nations
  • you hold a Dutch asylum residence permit for a definite or indefinite period of time
  • you are registered in Breda

If you do not meet all the conditions, you may be able to apply for an aliens passport instead.

You will need to bring the following when applying

Costs and validity

Type of passport Amount Validity
Refugee passport € 55.35 term of the residence permit, subject to a maximum of 5 years
Expedited application Additional charge of € 49.85  

Expedited application

If you request the refugee passport before 2pm, it will be ready from 9am the next working day.

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