Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Wellington, New Zealand


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1 Holiday closure

The Dutch Embassy will be closed from noon on Friday the 23rd of December 2016. We will reopen on Monday the 9th of January 2017. Our 24/7 contact center will be available to answer your questions regarding passports, visa and an emergency via 0800 DUTCH EMBASSY (0800 388243)

2 Response Dutch PM Rutte on first results criminal investigation MH17

This morning the families of the victims of the MH17 disaster were briefed by the Joint Investigation Team on the initial findings of the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17. These findings concern the weapon used to down flight MH17, the location from which it was fired and the Buk missile system’s route of transport.

3 State visits to Australia and New Zealand

At the invitation of the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima will pay a state visit to Australia. The visit will take place from 31 October to 4 November. At the invitation of the Governor-General of New Zealand, they will then pay a state visit to New Zealand from 7 to 9 November. The visits will focus on the Netherlands’ historical and wide-ranging bilateral ties with Australia and New Zealand.

4 Trade Mission Australia and New Zealand 2016

Dutch ingenuity on the other side of the world? Join the trade mission to Australia and New Zealand from the 31st of October till the 9th of November 2016. Additional information on the programme and the registration procedure will follow soon.

5 Advisory referendum – reaction Dutch government

On 6 april 2016 an advisory referendum was held in the Netherlands on the EU-association agreement with Ukraine. The preliminary outcome shows that the required threshold for a valid outcome of a turn-out of 30% or more was reached, with a clear victory for the people who voted against.

7 Brussels attacks: Netherlands stands side by side with Belgium

Following a number of attacks in Brussels on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders have been in contact with their Belgian colleagues. Both sent their condolences, expressed the Netherlands’ solidarity with Belgium and offered practical support.

8 Update recent changes

The Embassy received a large amount of feedback regarding the new requirements for passport applications. As there are some uncertainties regarding the new requirements we would like explain the new requirements once more and clarify the situation for Dutch nationals, dual citizens and children.

9 2015 Dutch Dayz

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”.

10 Eftpos payment

As per the 1st of December 2015 it is no longer possible to pay for Consular services by cash. Please pay by Eftpos or creditcard.