Published On: Fri, May 16th, 2014

Still long waiting list for passport and ID


WILLEMSTAD - The waiting time for the application for a passport is currently two to three months. This is according to Minister Etienne van der Horst. Van der Horst confirms that the backlog have not yet been eliminated

“We have taken measures by allowing people to work overtime, but that does not have the effect we want,” Van der Horst said. With the holiday season nearing, the minister would like to make haste to shorten the waiting list.


The backlog of sedulas (I.D’s) has not yet been eliminated either. Mid-2013, the machines for the manufacture of sedula
s became defective. In early September 2013 the Council of Ministers approved the purchase of three new machines. The government paid about three thousand guilders to purchase these new machines. Van der Horst assured back then that the backlog will be eliminated.

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