Consular Affairs

The Consular Department provides various services for Dutch nationals in the UK and for foreign nationals who would like to travel to the Netherlands.

The Consular Department deals with a.o.:
- applications for Dutch passports and identity cards;
- consular declarations and
- applications for visas and temporary residence permits for the Netherlands.

In addition, the consular section provides information on topics such as:
- legalising documents for use abroad;
- acknowledgement of paternity;
- applying for Netherlands nationality and
- name change for Dutch nationals.

On the Dutch language pages of this website you will find information about various other topics, a.o. consular assistance, voting in Dutch elections, renewal / replacement of a Dutch driving licence, getting married and birth registration in the UK.
Information on what to do if a Dutch national wants to return to the Netherlands can be found on the Kennisring website.