Passenger data and privacy

The Dutch government may request airlines carrying passengers to Dutch national territory to provide passenger details. The objective of such requests is to improve border checks and combat illegal immigration.

This involves passenger data from incoming flights landing at Dutch airports. These flights must be operated from outside the EU and/or the Schengen area. On the grounds of European Council Directive 2004/82/EC airline companies are obliged to provide these passenger data.

Passenger data to be supplied

Airline companies are to supply the following passenger data to all Dutch airports:

  • The number and the type of travel document used;
  • Nationality;
  • Sex;
  • Full name;
  • Date of birth;
  • Dates of issue and expiry of the travel document;
  • The border crossing point of entry into the territory of the EU Member States;
  • Flight number;
  • The initial point of embarkation and other flight itinerary details/travel route details;
  • Departure and arrival time of the means of transport;
  • Total number of passengers carried on that transport;
  • Passenger Name Record (PNR) data file location.

Access passenger data

Passengers may file a request for access to their personal details with the relevant airline. The same is true for the data stored by the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee. The data can be requested through the public information service of the Ministry of Defence, using the contact form.

Supplying passenger data prior to landing is referred to as Advance Passenger Information (API). The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee API centre is responsible for processing the relevant data. This is done for flights with the following destinations:

Destinations for which passenger data are to be supplied

  • Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)
  • Aleppo International Airport (ALP)
  • Amman Queen Alia International Airport (AMM)
  • Ankara Esenboğa International Airport (ESB)
  • Antalya International Airport (AYT)
  • Bahrain International Airport (BAH)
  • Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)
  • Banjul International Airport (BJL)
  • Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
  • Bodrum Milas International Airport (BJV)
  • Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport (EZE)
  • Cairo International Airport (CAI)
  • Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport (CMN)
  • Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU)
  • Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
  • Dalaman International Airport (DLM)
  • Damascus International Airport (DAM)
  • Damman King Fahd International Airport (DMM)
  • Dar-es-Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR)
  • Doha International Airport (DOH)
  • Dubai International Airport (DXB)
  • Entebbe International Airport (EBB)
  • Erbil International Airport (EBL)
  • Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN)
  • Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH)
  • Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
  • Islamabad International Airport (ISB)
  • Istanbul International Atatürk Airport (IST)
  • Istanbul Sabiha Airport (SAW)
  • Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport (ADB)
  • Johannesburg International Airport (JNB)
  • Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)
  • Kayseri Erkilet International Airport (ASR)
  • Khartoum International Airport (KRT)
  • Kiev Boryspil International Airport (KBP)
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)
  • Kuwait International Airport (KWI)
  • Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS)
  • Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport (LHE)
  • Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO)
  • Muscat International Airport (MCT)
  • Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
  • Panama City Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
  • Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO)
  • Saint Petersburg Pulkovo Airport (LED)
  • Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)
  • Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)
  • Sharjah International Airport (SHJ)
  • Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN)
  • Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)
  • Teheran Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA)
  • Tripoli International Airport (TIP)
  • Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (XMN)
  • Yerevan Zvartnots International Airport (EVN)