Have you lived in New Zealand for more than 5 years? As of 15 October 2015 you are required to prove that you have not become a New Zealand citizen when applying for a Dutch passport.
Oproep aan kandidaten in hun master opleiding voor een stage bij de politieke afdeling van de ambassade in Wellington voor de periode van 25 januari tot en met 15 juli 2016
Oproep aan kandidaten in hun master opleiding voor een stage bij de economische afdeling van de ambassade in Wellington voor de periode van 25 januari tot en met 15 juli 2016.
On the third Tuesday in September (Prince's Day), the Minister of Finance presents the National Budget and the Budget Memorandum to the House of Representatives.
The world has seen a considerable reduction in extreme poverty since the turn of the century. Yet the gap between rich and poor has widened. Greater inequality prevents people from building a decent life, stunts economic growth and leads to conflict – on top of the violence that has already forced more than 60 million people worldwide to abandon their homes. In her policy agenda for 2016, foreign trade and development minister Lilianne Ploumen shows an even greater commitment to curbing the downward spiral.
According to Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders, ‘There are no quick fixes for today’s challenges: we will have to work long and hard, at international level, to find permanent solutions to the sources of conflict around us.’ The Minister made these remarks in his 2016 policy agenda, adding, ‘This will require dynamic and flexible diplomacy, choices and innovative use of resources, as well as collaboration in old and new coalitions. International diplomacy is working at full capacity, which puts a lot of strain on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but it is vital for our security and prosperity.’
For the third year in a row the Netherlands Embassy in Wellington organizes the Dutch Days, a series of events that showcase the modern Netherlands. This year Dutch street art in Christchurch, Documentary Film Festivals in Wellington & Christchurch and an exhibition by two famous Dutch Photographers in Whangarei will be some of the highlights. We will kick off with a photo competition around the theme “Being Dutch in NZ”.
Due to the upcoming closure of the consular sections of the Consulates in Auckland and Christchurch we have experienced high volumes of appointments on our online system. The schedule for the appointments for Auckland is fully booked and as from now on you can make an appointment at the Embassy in Wellington for the application for passports and visa. For the Consulate in Christchurch, please note that when making an appointment you can skip the busy weeks until an appointment becomes available. Due to the large volume of appointments, our system is slower in the upcoming weeks.
The Consulates in Auckland and Christchurch extended their opening hours from 3 August 2015.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands has a longstanding commitment to the UN. We strongly believe in our partnership for peace, justice and development with the UN and its Member States. We work with our partners towards a better common future. By seeking election to the UN Security Council for the 2017-2018 period, we aim to make an even bigger contribution to building a more secure, just and prosperous world.