A Book of Condolence has been opened for the victims of flight MH17. For those who would want to register their condolences the Embassy in Wellington and Consulates in Auckland and Christchurch are open between 1000 and 1200 every day until Thursday 24 July. The online Book of condolence can be found on www.condoleance.nl
The Netherlands is deeply shocked by the terrible air disaster involving flight MH17. We mourn all those who were on board, whatever their nationality. Our thoughts are with their loved ones, friends, colleagues and acquaintances. Together with the authorities in New Zealand the Dutch government is doing all it can to gain clarity for the victims’ families as swiftly as possible. The Netherlands is pressing for an independent and transparent international investigation and calls on all those involved to provide full and immediate cooperation. A crisis team has been set up at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. You can contact the Ministry on +31 (0)70 348 7770.
The Netherlands government has opened an emergency number for those who are urgently seeking information on the plane crash in the Ukraine. The number is +31 70 348 7770. All are advised to call only this number.
As of today, new checklist are available for passport applications for both adults and minors. Find out here about the application procedure for a Dutch passport
Please note that the Embassy will be closed on Monday 26 May 2014 for passport and visa applications. We will reopen on Tuesday 27 May 2014.
As of 15 May 2014, and as part of the international rollout of the Visa Information System by all member States of the Schengen Agreement all applicants who require a visa for travels to a member state of the Schengen Agreement must apply in person to have their biometric data recorded (10-digit finger scans and a digital photograph).
Please note that the Consular Section of the Embassy in Wellington will be closed on 28 April 2014. It will not be possible to apply for passports/visas on that day. Services resume as per usual on 29 April 2014.
Please note that it is not possible to submit a visa application on 8 May 2014 at the Embassy in Wellington or the Consulates in Auckland and Christchurch. Applications will be processed again as normal on 9 May 2014. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
The Oranje Comité Wellington would like to invite the people of the Dutch community to attend the reception to celebrate the FIRST King's Birthday of King Willem-Alexander.
The issue of Dutch travel documents is going to change worldwide, including New Zealand. Within the next two years, no later than 1 January 2016, the Honorary Consulates in Auckland and Christchurch will no longer issue Dutch passports and visas. From that day onwards you will only be able to apply for a passport or visa at the Netherlands Embassy in Wellington.