Netherlands Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Applying for an identity card

First-time application and renewal

If you are a Dutch national living abroad, you can apply for an identity card at the Dutch embassy in your country. If you are visiting the Netherlands, you can also apply for an identity card at a number of Dutch border municipalities and at the Haarlemmermeer municipal desk at Schiphol Airport.

Renewing an identity card

Adult (18 or over)

If you are a Dutch national aged 18 or over and hold a valid or expired Dutch passport or Dutch identity card, or if you were previously added to one of your parents’ passports, you can renew your Dutch identity card.

Minor (under 18)

If your child is a Dutch national under 18 and holds a valid or expired Dutch passport or Dutch identity card, or they were previously added to a parent’s passport, you can renew your child’s Dutch identity card.

First-time application for a Dutch identity card

Adult (18 or over)

If you are a Dutch national aged 18 or over who has never held a Dutch identity card or passport and were never added to one of your parents’ Dutch passports, you can apply for an identity card.

Minor (under 18)

If your child is a Dutch national under 18 who has never held a Dutch identity card or passport and has not been added to a parent’s passport, you can apply for an identity card on their behalf.

Dual nationality

If you wish to apply for a Dutch identity card but also hold another nationality, please note that dual nationality is only possible under certain circumstances. For more information, visit the page on dual nationality.

Biometrics

In order to apply for a identity card, you must visit one of our offices to prove your identity. Your fingerprints will be taken. For more information, go to biometric photographs and fingerprints.