British Consul, Amsterdam
The British Consulate General in Amsterdam maintains and develops relations between the UK and the Netherlands.
Find out more on our UK and The Netherlands news page.
The British Consulate General in Amsterdam provides services to British nationals living in and visiting in the Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean (Curacao, Aruba, St Maarten, Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba).
If you’re in the Netherlands or the Dutch Caribbean and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +31 (0)70 4270 427. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in the Netherlands or the Dutch Caribbean, call 020 7008 1500.
Get an emergency travel document
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.
If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours or you are in the Dutch Caribbean and need an ETD contact us as soon as possible.
If you are in the Dutch Caribbean we will liaise with our consular colleague in Curacao to arrange an ETD for you.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen
If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.
Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Consulate General Amsterdam.
Along with other requirements you must bring a passport photo and a printed copy of your travel itinerary to the consulate general when applying for an ETD. There is a photobooth at the consulate in Amsterdam which costs €8 (payable in Euro coins only) if you can’t get a passport photo in advance.
Following your appointment, you may need to return to the consulate general to collect your ETD. During peak periods, this may be the following working day.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
The consulate general provides a limited number of notarial and documentary services. Read the notarial guide for more information.
The first step you should take if you wish to get married in the Netherlands is to approach the Gemeente (town hall) where you wish to marry. Please note that the consulate general or the embassy in The Hague cannot issue declarations of marital status or Certificates of Non-Impediment. If the Gemeente asks you to provide these documents, please print this explanatory letter and present it to them.
For information on getting married in the Netherlands or the Dutch Caribbean, see getting married abroad.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in the Netherlands.
We also provide services The Hague.