Dutch patients and businesses

Dutch patients

If you use cannabis for medicinal purposes and wish to travel abroad you will need a Schengen declaration (PDF | 33kB) or a doctor’s certificate.

Dutch businesses

Import

  • An import licence is required for the import of cannabis or cannabis extracts. You can apply for this using the import licence application form.
  • Once the application form has been received the OMC will draw up a contract in duplicate, and an invoice for delivering the cannabis.
  • The OMC will then apply to the Healthcare Inspectorate (Inspectie voor de Gezondheidszorg) for an import licence.
  • The OMC will forward the import licence to the foreign business as soon as it is issued.
  • Once it has the import licence, the foreign business can apply to the appropriate government agency in its own country for an export licence.
  • Once the export licence has been issued and the signed contract has been returned, the cannabis or cannabis extracts can be imported via the OMC.
  • Costs include the application fee for the import licence and contract and transport costs.

Export

In order to export cannabis or cannabis extracts the following documents are required:

  • two original import licences from the foreign business to whom the cannabis or cannabis extracts are to be delivered
  • an export licence application form.

Once the OMC receives the completed export licence application form and original import licences, it will draw up a contract in duplicate, and an invoice for delivering the cannabis. The OMC will then apply to the Healthcare Inspectorate (Inspectie voor de Gezondheidszorg) for an export licence. Once the signed contract has been returned, the cannabis or cannabis extracts can be exported via the OMC. Costs include the application fee for the export licence and contract and transport costs.

Office for Medicinal Cannabis