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Important changes to UK visa application process in the Netherlands

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New arrangements for submitting UK visa applications in Amsterdam

From 25th March 2014 a new commercial partner, Teleperformance Ltd, will take over the running of the Visa Application Centre in Amsterdam. The Visa Application Centre will move to:

Regus Amsterdam Sloterdijk Teleport Towers, Kingsfordweg 151, 1043GR Amsterdam

In addition, UK Visas & Immigration are making the following changes to their visa services:

  • User Pays charges. There will be a reduced charge of £59 to use the Visa Application Centre in Amsterdam. This will be in addition to the visa fee and will be charged in Euros using the consular rate of exchange at the point of booking the appointment. This rate represents a reduction in cost to applicants of around €100
  • The following additional services will be available from Amsterdam:

    • Priority Visa Service – £100 – allows you to have your visa application placed at the front of the queue by UK Visas & Immigration normally enabling a decision within 3-5 working days
    • Return courier – allows you to receive your decision by courier to your chosen address rather than returning to the Visa Application Centre to collect it. Included in the User Pay fee
  • Applicants have the alternative option of applying at the Visa Application Centre in Dusseldorf, open Monday to Friday and where no User Pay fee is charged.

Further details on all of the services, including eligibility criteria, will be available on the website when you book your appointment. UK Visas & Immigration will work closely with Commercial Partners to ensure continuity of service during the transition period. There may however be a short transition period when no appointments are available. If you need to make an urgent application and there are no appointments available please contact one of the following numbers or use the link below to email your enquiry. These services are available in English only:

Contact UK Visas and Immigration from outside the UK

Opening times: 9.00am - 5.00pm (Central European time)

You can call us on:


If you would prefer to dial a UK number direct please call:

00 44 1243 213 300

This is a paid service and there is a cost of £1.37 UK Sterling per minute in addition to your standard network charges. Please have a valid credit or debit card ready to process your payment. We can accept MasterCard credit and debit cards, and Visa credit and debit cards. You will not be charged until you are connected to an adviser. Calls may be recorded for training purposes. We are able to handle your calls in English.

Make an email enquiry

Please note: Neither the British Embassy in The Hague nor British Consulate-General in Amsterdam are able to respond to visa enquiries.