Foreign national’s documents

The identity and nationality of a person is stated on a foreign national’s document. The document also shows if a person is lawfully staying in the Netherlands. 

Find out what types of foreign national documents there are, what information they contain and how to know whether a document is genuine.


The sticker shows that the person is (temporarily) lawfully in the Netherlands.

Diplomatic Identification card

Document for employees of embassies, consular posts or international organisations. And for their family members and domestic staff.


Examples of documents that are no longer in circulation.