Passport of Netherlands

The image of the passport of Netherlands The passport of Netherlands is a document that proves that a person has a citizenship of Netherlands. If you apply for a residency programme with the aim of getting a citizenship, acquiring a passport is one of your primary aims.

Netherlands's passport is considered to be the 8th strongest passport out of 199 passports of the world. The holders of the passport can enter 125 countries with no visa requirements and in 42 jursidictions they would receive a visa on arrival. In 31 countries, the holder of the passport would still need a visa. This makes the passport of Netherlands (and, by default, Netherlands's citizenship) stronger than 96% of the world's citizenships.

The passport is valid for 10 years. There is also an electronic, machine-readable version of the document. In Netherlands it is issued by Gemeente (Municipality), whereas in other countries the issuing authority is Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The passport of the current format is not particularly new. It has been in use for 4 years, since 23 December 2017.


The position of Netherlands's passport in the worldwide travel/identity document rating is as follows:

  • [...]
  • 6. Italy passport - visa free/on arrival to 167 countries
  • 7. Germany passport - visa free/on arrival to 167 countries
  • 8. Netherlands passport - visa free/on arrival to 167 countries
  • 9. Austria passport - visa free/on arrival to 167 countries
  • 10. Portugal passport - visa free/on arrival to 167 countries
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The fee for acquiring the Netherlands's passport is USD 78, or approximately EUR 70 (this may vary in specific circumstances).

Get a passport

If you are interested in getting this or an EU passport, acquiring a residency permit is the first step. This is because one is almost always required to be residing in a country for some time before one can apply for a citizenship. So get acquainted with our residence permit services and start your journey to citizenship now.