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1 Appointment system passport and visa applications Consulates in Auckland and Christchurch

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.

2 Extended opening hours Consulates

The Consulates in Auckland and Christchurch extended their opening hours from 3 August 2015.

3 Kingdom of the Netherlands - United Nations Security Council Candidate

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.

4 Dutch passport applications in New Zealand as from 1 October 2015

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.

5 Toi Māori Team heads to the Netherlands

Toi Māori Team heads to the Netherlands to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the waka.

6 Global Conference on Cyberspace in The Hague

On 16-17 April 2015 the Netherlands will host the fourth Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS) in The Hague.

7 Appointment system

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.

8 Closure Consulates in Auckland and Christchurch on Wednesday 25 March 2015

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.

9 Towards a Greener Dairy Industry; a Dutch Perspective

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.

10 Speech Prime Minister Remembrance MH17

Speech by Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the National Remembrance Ceremony for the victims of the MH17 air disaster, Amsterdam, 10 November 2014.