The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London United Kingdom

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Dutch passports: important changes

The way in which Dutch passports are issued worldwide has changed. This affects Dutch nationals in the UK. From 1 March 2015, it is no longer be possible to request passports or ID cards at the consulates in Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Hull, Liverpool, Manchester or Southampton.



TulipsForLiberators at Kew Gardens

In Royal Botanical Gardens Kew is a special spring flower mosaic made of Dutch bulb flowers on display at the moment. The mosaic was unveiled on 15 April and is named ‘Flags of Liberty’. It commemorates 70 years of liberation of the Netherlands and is a Dutch thank you to the Allied Forces.


Global Conference on Cyberspace


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


The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

38 Hyde Park Gate
London SW7 5DP
United Kingdom

+44 (20) 7590 3200

05 February 2015 As of 1 March 2015, the way in which Visa Applications can be submitted in the UK will change. From 1 March 2015, all visa applicants will be required to make an appointment to submit their applications at the VFS offices in either London, Manchester or Edinburgh. As of this date, it will no longer be possible to apply for a visa at the Dutch Embassy in London or at the consulates in Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Harwich, Hamilton Bermuda, Hull, Liverpool, Manchester, Southampton or Dover.

05 February 2015 As from the 1st of March 2015, it will no longer be possible to submit your visa application at the Dutch Embassy in London or at one of the Consulates throughout the UK. From this date, visa applications can be submitted at one of the VFS offices in London, Manchester and Edinburgh. These changes apply to personal applications as well as to applications that are delivered by a courier service.


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