VFS Global is the official outsourcing partner for consular services for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. All passport and ID card applications will be sent to and assessed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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  • No ID card applications processed from 16 December 2020 to 04 January 2021, 09.00 NL time

    No passport applications processed from 30 December 2020, 16.00 NL time to 01 January 2021, 00.00 NL time

    The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs is introducing a new travel document system. Passport and ID card applications can temporarily not be processed during the periods mentioned.

    In case of extreme urgency, please contact VFS as soon as possible for personal advice.

    If you have already booked an appointment for either an ID card or a passport application during the periods mentioned, please contact VFS to reschedule your appointment.

  • Dutch Passport and ID Centre in Chicago re-opens

    Effective 21st July 2020 customers can submit Effective 8th July 2020 customers can submit Dutch Passport and ID applications at the VFS Global Application Centre in Chicago.

  • Your safety is our priority. Customers visiting our Centre will be required to wear a face mask. You will be required to confirm a COVID-19 Questionnaire prior to entry into the Centres. Customers exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, including fever (higher than 38 degrees Celsius), cough and difficulty breathing must not enter the facility and will be allowed to reschedule their appointment for another day and will be advised to get themselves tested at any healthcare facility of their choice as per CDC guidelines. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Apart from the above safety procedures conducted, please note that-

    Only the applicant with an appointment will be permitted in the VAC.

    Please arrive at the time of your appointment. Early arrivals will not be permitted into the VAC.

    An applicant can only be accompanied in case the services of a translator/interpreter are required, if the applicant is a minor or with special needs and requires

  • On Thursday, July 2, Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D., issued an Emergency Travel Order directing travelers entering or returning to Chicago from states experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state. This includes both Chicago residents returning from travel to a designated state, and travelers arriving in Chicago from a designated state. The Order went into effect on Monday July 6, 2020, at 12:01am
  • Travelers from the following states should quarantine upon arrival in Chicago: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.

    For more information on the order, please visit the City of Chicago official website.

  • All Visa Application Centres in Chicago closed until further notice

    In line with the of the directive of the Chicago Mayor’s office relating to COVID-19 safety measures, effective 23 March 2020, all VFS Global Visa Application Centres in Chicago remain closed until further notice.

    For more updates, we request our customers to check our website ( or the Embassy/Consulate website

  • Applying for a Dutch passport or ID card in Chicago. Read more
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