The Consulates in Auckland and Christchurch will extend their opening hours from 3 August 2015.
Due to the upcoming closure of the consular sections of the Consulates in Auckland and Christchurch we are experiencing high volumes of appointments on our online system. Currently you can expect a waiting time of 2-3 weeks for appointments for the application for passports and visa. Please note that when making an appointment you can skip the busy weeks until an appointment becomes available. Our system is not down, just fully booked for the upcoming weeks.
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.
Dutch citizens in New Zealand are kindly reminded that from 1 October 2015 it will only be possible to apply for a Dutch passport at the Embassy in Wellington. From that date on it will not be possible anymore to apply for a new passport at the consulates in Auckland and Christchurch.
Toi Māori Team heads to the Netherlands to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the waka.
On 16-17 April 2015 the Netherlands will host the fourth Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS) in The Hague.
As off today we have implemented a new appointment booking system. It should be simpler and quicker to use. We did our best to transfer all appointments from old to new. If you experience any problems with your existing booking, please email us with your details.
Because the Consular staff attend an internal course in Wellington, the Consulates in Auckland and Christchurch will be closed on Wednesday 25 March 2015. On this day you can contact the Embassy in Wellington through WEL-CA@minbuza.nl.
Aalt Dijkhuizen, one of the leading Dutch experts in world food and agriculture, will visit New Zealand to discuss the future of the international dairy industry from 1-4 March.
Speech by Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the National Remembrance Ceremony for the victims of the MH17 air disaster, Amsterdam, 10 November 2014.