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Highlight: Important changes to Dutch passports

As of 1 March 2015, the way in which Dutch passports are issued worldwide will change. This will also 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.

Given current budgetary constraints, it will unfortunately no longer be possible to provide this relatively expensive service across the whole of the UK. The consulates will remain open to deal with general business enquiries and emergencies. Read more...

 

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1 New Statement MH17. Rutte: ‘Putin must take responsibility'.

At 17:55 on Saturday afternoon Prime Minister Mark Rutte issued a new statement on the air disaster in Ukraine involving flight MH17. ‘I want to see results in the form of unhindered access and a speedy recovery of the victims’ remains.

2 Travelling with minors

Children travelling abroad and accompanied by only one of their parents or other relatives, as well as unaccompanied minors, may be asked to prove that both parents with parental responsibility have given their consent for their journey when crossing borders.

3 Air disaster MH17

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.

4 Important changes to Dutch passports

As of 1 March 2015, the way in which Dutch passports are issued worldwide will change. This will also 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.

5 End Sexual Violence in Conflict Hack

From 10-12 June, the Dutch Embassy, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, MakeSense and Chayn will be combining forces to in an #EndSVCHack DiploHack to envision and design technical solutions to combat sexual violence in conflict.

6 Card payments at the Consular Section in London

The Consular Section at the Dutch Embassy in London is moving towards 'cards only' payment for consular services.

7 UK and Ireland flood risk experts visit the Netherlands

On 13-14 May, a group of eight British and three Irish flood experts took part in a two-day “Influentials” visit programme to the Netherlands, jointly organised by the Dutch Embassies in London and Dublin and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

8 Tulips for Liberators: a trail of flowers to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Holland by the Allied Forces

Major (Red) Kenneth George Mayhew RMWO, bearer of the highest Dutch military Medal of Valour, has officially baptised the new Liberation Tulip at a ceremony at the Residence of the Ambassador of Holland, Ms Laetitia van den Assum.

9 Voting for the European Elections 2014

The elections to the European Parliament will take place in both the UK and the Netherlands on Thursday 22 May 2014. British citizens living in the UK can vote for a British MEP in the European elections, provided they are registered to vote.

10 The Netherlands reports record results in jobs created with NFIA support in 2013

LONDON, March 20, 2014 -- The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) supported the attraction of a record 193 foreign investment projects, representing nearly 8,500 jobs and the planned investment of €1.7 billion (£1.42 billion), a 60% increase compared to NFIA results from 2012. The record results show the continuing strength and attractiveness of the climate for foreign investors in the Netherlands.