Renew an Expired Passport

If your last U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago, you may apply using the following guidance:

Complete FORM DS-11 online, and print it out single-sided. Back to back printed forms cannot be processed. Do not print the instructions as you are to use this website instead.  At ‘Mailing Address’ list your Dutch address, even if it is only temporary.  You cannot currently list a “Country” when completing the “Emergency Contact” section on our forms. Please list an emergency contact in the United States.  Do NOT sign the form.  Applications filled out by hand may require longer to process.

You must provide an answer to question no. 5, even if you do not have a Social Security Number or do not remember it.  Do NOT list your Dutch Burger Service Number (BSN). Click here to learn more about passports and the social security number requirement.

Bring your last issued U.S.passport.  If you no longer have your last issued passport, prepare FORM DS-64, and bring:
– your original U.S. birth certificate, or
– your original Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or
– your original Naturalization Certificate, or
– your original Certificate of Citizenship

Bring valid proof of identity.  This can be any valid government issued identity document, e.g. a foreign passport or driver’s license, I.D. card, Military I.D. or U.S. driver’s license.

Provide one U.S. format: 2″ x 2″ (5 x 5 cm.) passport photo. We cannot process the smaller Dutch format photos!  Click here for guidance on the perfect U.S. passport photo.  Make sure to watch the video.

Bring a plain photo copy of:

  • Your passport’s biographical information page, and
  • any supporting documents as applicable to your application.

Copies of the forms are not required.

You can pay the appropriate passport services application fee in euro, in U.S. dollars, or by credit card.  Note that we can only process credit card payments if the card holder is available to sign the payment authorization slip.  When paying in cash, please try to bring exact change.  For the current fee, see our consular fees page.

Set up an appointment via the link to the appointment website elsewhere on this page.  IMPORTANT: Print the appointment confirmation page or save it on your phone.  You will NOT receive a confirmation e-mail.

ARRIVE ON TIME
Try to arrive at the Consulate at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment time.  If you miss your slot we must ask you to reschedule.

Note that slots open up if we receive cancellations. Check back with our appointment system regularly if you wish for a earlier appointment slot.

Provide an A5 (C5) size envelope (approx. 23 x 26 centimeters), legibly addressed to the passport applicant, with a PostNL registered mail bar-coded sticker.  Don’t use the one you can buy online. Retain the tracking number.

If you are also applying for a passport card, bring two registered mail return envelopes as cards arrive two to three weeks after passport books.

Child Support Issues?

If you have child support payments outstanding, you may be ineligible to receive a new U.S. passport.  Read more…

Processing time

Passports are printed in the United States with a secure, photo-digitized image of the bearer.  You should allow for up to 15 working days for your application to be processed.