The British Consulate General in Amsterdam maintains and develops relations between the UK and the Netherlands.
Our staff are currently working remotely due to coronavirus (COVID-19), however we are available 24/7. If you are need of urgent assistance, please stay on the line and select the option ‘calling about an emergency involving a British national’ to speak to an officer.
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 travelling in the Netherlands, see how to Return to the UK during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you cannot return at this time, see how to stay safely in the Netherlands during coronavirus.
See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.
If you’re in Netherlands or the Dutch Caribbean and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online
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.
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 in the Dutch Caribbean and need an ETD, please apply online.
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.
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.
British Consulate General Amsterdam
1075 AE Amsterdam
Telephone +31 (0)70 4270 427
Use our contact form for consular enquiries, including on your rights after the UK’s exit from the EU:
Notarial and documentary services by appointment only.
The consulate does not process visas. Please visit https://uk.tlscontact.com/nl/ams/index.php for further information.