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Everyone over the age of 14 in the Netherlands must carry acceptable proof of identification. In general circumstances, only certain officials may ask to see proof of identity if they have a reason:
Reasons can include:
For persons aged 16 or over who fail to comply with the requirement to identify themselves, the fine is €60. For persons aged 14 and 15, the fine is €30.
If you receive a fine from the police for failing to show proof of identity, you are not entitled to file an objection. The Central Fine Collection Agency (CJIB) will send you a giro collection slip which you can use to pay the fine. If you fail to pay, the public prosecutor will decide whether to prosecute you. You can be prosecuted within two years of the date of the offence.
For non-EU citizens, the following are valid identity documents in the Netherlands:
For EU citizens, the following are valid identity documents in the Netherlands:
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