British Ambassador to the Netherlands
We develop and maintain relations between the UK and the Netherlands.
The British Embassy in The Hague manages the UK government’s relations with the Netherlands and international institutions based in The Hague. Our work covers a range of issues including the UK government’s policy goals in the Netherlands, and services that support the British economy.
The British Embassy in The Hague is currently not open to the public.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high-quality investment to the UK’s dynamic economy.
We provide consular services at the British Consulate General in Amsterdam.
Services for British nationals
Advice for British Nationals travelling and living in Europe following the result of the EU referendum.
Consular services eg issuing emergency travel documents to you if your passport is lost, stolen or unavailable and you urgently need to travel are carried out at the British Consulate General in Amsterdam.
If you’re in the Netherlands and you urgently need help (eg if you’ve been attacked, arrested or there has been a death), call the British Consulate General Amsterdam on +31 (0)70 4270 427 and select the option for Consular services. If you’re in the UK and concerned about a British national in the Netherlands, call 020 7008 1500.
Get or renew a passport
The British Embassy can’t help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help.
Get a visa
The British Embassy can’t help with visa enquiries.
If you’re not a British national, you may need a visa to travel to the UK. Check if you need a UK visa.
If you’re a British national travelling abroad and need to apply for a visa to visit a particular country or check if you need a visa, see the entry requirements on our foreign travel advice for the country you want to visit.
For more information on visas, see UK visas and immigration.
Check information about getting married in the Netherlands on the Consulate General in Amsterdam page.
Register a birth or death
Find out how to register a birth or register a death that occurred in the Netherlands. You can’t register a birth or death at the British Consulate General in Amsterdam or the British Embassy in The Hague.
If the death occurred in the Netherlands and you’re still in the country, contact the Consulate General in Amsterdam. If you’re in the UK and hear of the death of a relative from a third party, you should contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 020 7008 1500.
You may find our bereavement guide for the Netherlands useful.
You can also read our general guidance on coping with death abroad.
Support if you’ve been arrested
Consular staff at the Consulate General in Amsterdam will do all they can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you’ve been detained or arrested. For more information, check out the Consulate General in Amsterdam page.
Notarial and documentary services
The Consulate General in Amsterdam provides a limited number of notarial and documentary services. Read the notarial guide for more information.
The Consulate General in Amsterdam and the British Embassy in The Hague do not provide legalisation services.
Ask the UK government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine).
Local service providers
The Consulate General in Amsterdam maintains several lists of local service providers in the Netherlands. Please note that inclusion in these lists does not constitute official endorsement by the Consulate General, the British Embassy or the UK government.
How else we can help
For more information about what we can and cannot do for British nationals check out the British Consulate General in Amsterdam.