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

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1 Success stories, Annual results & StartupDelta: read newest developments in Holland in Prime Moves

Read all about how your company can benefit from expanding to the Netherlands in the success story interviews of Bredero Shaw and Ebury. The NFIA newsletter will also give you a brief overview of business opportunities for start ups, digital businesses and companies active in the offshore energy industry in the Netherlands.

2 Celebrating the #‎TulipsForLiberators project in Lincolnshire!

A floral mosaic, donated to the Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial (IBCC) by the Dutch Government, in commemoration of Operation Manna was unveiled in all its glory in a ceremony at Lincoln Cathedral on 21 April. The mosaic was created by internationally renowned designer Jan Guldemond. It was planted last September and consists of over 40,000 bulbs.

3 Global Conference on CyberSpace (GCCS 2015)

On 16-17 April 2015, the Netherlands hosted 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, met to discuss ways to promote practical cooperation in cyberspace, enhance cyber capacity-building, and agreed on norms for responsible behaviour online.

4 Flags of Liberty fly in Royal Botanical Gardens Kew

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. The mosaic of 10 square meters has been designed by Jan Guldemond, former head designer at Keukenhof and the bulbs were supplied by JUB Holland. The colourful display on the foot of the iconic Palm House depicts the British and Dutch flags flying in the wind, celebrating liberty.

5 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).

6 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.

7 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.

8 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.

9 Important changes to Dutch passports

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. As of this date, all applications for Dutch passports and ID cards must be made at the Dutch Embassy in London.

10 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.