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1 Extended opening hours for consular services

As of 1 March 2015, the Embassy’s Consular Department is now open to the public in the afternoon as well as the morning for passport and ID card applications (by appointment only).

2 Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS)

On 16-17 April 2015, the Netherlands will host the fourth Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS) in The Hague. Representatives from more than 100 national governments, as well as from the private sector and civil society, will meet to discuss ways to promote practical cooperation in cyberspace, enhance cyber capacity-building, and agree on norms for responsible behaviour online.

3 Important changes to Visa applications

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.

4 Important changes to Orange Carpet Visa Facility

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.

5 Important changes to Dutch passports

The way in which Dutch passports are issued worldwide will change. This will affect Dutch nationals in the UK. From 1 March 2015, it will no longer be possible to request passports or ID cards at the consulates in Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Hull, Liverpool, Manchester or Southampton. As of this date, all applications for Dutch passports and ID cards must be made at the Dutch Embassy in London.

6 Important changes to Visa applications

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.

7 New website HollandUKTrade!

HollandUKTrade.nl is the new trade website of the Dutch Embassy in London and the NBSO in Manchester. The website provides information for Dutch entrepreneurs who want to invest in the UK. The new website is more user-friendly, provides industry specific information and listings of events and exhibitions that are of interest to entrepreneurs. HollandUKTrade contains useful information about entering the UK market and is the first port of call for Dutch companies wishing to establish their business in the UK.

8 Apeldoorn Conference 2014

The thirteenth annual Apeldoorn: British-Dutch Dialogue Conference will be held in Liverpool from Sunday 16 to Tuesday 18 November 2014.

9 Seminar on Food innovation in the Netherlands during Food Matters Live

The seminar on Wednesday 19 November is part of the Food Matters Live 2014 programme of the Dutch government and several food innovation institutes from the Netherlands.

10 Dutch Navy picks up UK aid supplies in Southampton and heads to West Africa

At approximately 1400 hrs GMT today, the Dutch naval ship Karel Doorman will arrive at the port of Southampton, loaded with more than 100 vehicles and 70 containers of aid supplies. It will pick up a further 55 vehicles from DfID and 40 pallets of material for RFA Argus, including 7 pallets of AM2 matting for the construction of a helicopter landing site ashore.