EU emergency passport requirements are being adjusted

The European Union has introduced new requirements for the emergency passport, which replaces a lost or stolen passport during a trip abroad.

The current temporary passport no longer meets the modern safety requirements and is therefore no longer accepted in some countries outside the European Union. In order to make the emergency passport less susceptible to fraud, all passports are being provided with space for transit visas and unique features that can only be read by special machines. Also the size of the card will be adjusted, so it will be more easy to transport the card during the trip. Since 1 May 2018, travellers can visit any EU embassy for requesting a temporary passport outside the EU, if their own country is not represented with an embassy. In the Netherlands an emergency passport can be requested at the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee at Schiphol Airport. The costs for this document are € 47.50. For more information about applying for an emergency passport you can consult the Rijksoverheid website.

Source: Rijksoverheid.nl

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