Alien's passport

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An alien's passport is a passport for residents of The Netherlands who do not hold Dutch citizenship. With the alien's passport they can travel abroad. Many countries will require an additional visum.


  • In order to receive a foreign resident passport you will need to prove that your country of origin is unable or unwilling to provide you with a passport. This can be done with a letter of rejection issued by the embassy of your country of origin.
  • You will have to request and retrieve the foreign resident passport from the Leiden municipal government in person.
  • Are your registered as a refugee? In that case you do not qualify for an alien's passport, but for a refugee passport.