Passports and travel advices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Dutch Customs only checks goods.

Passport and identity card checks, visa checks and other checks of persons at national borders are conducted in the Netherlands by the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee. If you have any questions about travel documents and border controls for persons, you should check de site van het Ministerie van Defensie, onderdeel Koninklijke Marechaussee (the website of the Ministry of Defence, Royal Netherlands Marechaussee – only available in Dutch).

If you have any questions about a residence permit, you should contact the Immigration and Naturalisation Service of the Ministry of Security and Justice.

Travel advices Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

To start your journey fully prepared, please also check the travel advice for your destination via (in Dutch).

Other information on health , travel documents and visa, for example, is provided on that website. In addition, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs also publishes any reports on safety risks.

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