Consular Services for Foreign Residents of the Netherlands

Information about the consular services available and the embassies present for foreign citizens in the Netherlands...

UK Citizens

The British Embassy of the Netherlands has up-to-date news on matters relating to Dutch-British relations, as well as issues of politics, health and safety and immigration. The British Embassy and British Consulate provide information on and assistance with the following:

  • Registering births, deaths and marriages
  • Housing and education
  • Health insurance in the Netherlands
  • Permits and registration
  • Legalising documents

The British Embassy in The Hague cannot help with consular and visa enquiries; instead contact the British Consulate General in Amsterdam.

The Consular section provides detailed information on all legal matters pertaining to UK citizens living in the Netherlands: information on the registration of intended residence; registration of births, marriages, deaths; travel advice and the voting process when out of the country. The Consulate also handles appointments for issuing emergency travel documents. An appointment can be made online

British passports are not issued by the British Embassy in the Netherlands. Applications for first passports and renewals are processed by Her Majesty's Passport Office (HMPO)

US Citizens

The Embassy of the United States in The Hague has a website with up-to-date news on matters of relevance to American citizens in the Netherlands.

The US Citizens Service is the Consular section, providing detailed information on all legal details pertaining to US citizens living in the Netherlands: information on passports and the registration of intended residence; registration of births, marriages, deaths; the voting process when out of the country and so on. The Consular section can also offer notarial services and can give advice and information to Americans living in or visiting the Netherlands.

  • US Consulate General
    At: Museumplein 19, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
    Fax: 020 575 5330
    Open: Monday to Friday 08:30-11:30 for American Citizen's Services
  • US Embassy
    Lange Voorhout 102, 2514 EJ The Hague
    Tel: 070 310 2209
    Fax: 070 310 2207

US citizens living in the Netherlands are eligible to vote by absentee ballot in the General Presidential Elections.

Canadian Citizens

The Canadian Embassy in the Netherlands provides information and services to both Dutch and Canadian citizens. The Consular section provides information for Canadians visiting or living in the Netherlands, including help with birth certificates, police certificates, citizen registration, and legalisation of documents and voting in Canadian elections from abroad, amongst other things.

  • Canadian Embassy
    Sophialaan 7, 2514 JP The Hague
    Tel: 070 311 1600
    email email 
    Open: Monday to Friday 09:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:30

Australian Citizens

The Consular section of the website of the Australian Embassy in the Netherlands provides services for Australian travellers to, or residents in, the Netherlands. It contains practical information on how to register with the Embassy, how to obtain Australian birth, death or marriage certificates, police clearance certificates and more.

Australian citizens requiring immediate emergency help can contact the Consular Operations Centre in Australia via a local Dutch number:

  • Tel: 070 3108200

Irish Citizens

The Embassy of Ireland in the Netherlands offers services to Irish citizens, including the issuance of passports and consular services. The Embassy also provides visa services.