We maintain and develop relations between the UK and the Netherlands. 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).

You can access UK government services while in the Netherlands or the Dutch Caribbean.

Urgent assistance

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

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, or you are in the Dutch Caribbean contact us as soon as possible.

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.

If you are in the Dutch Caribbean and need an ETD call us as soon as possible, and we will liaise with our consular colleague in Curacao to arrange an ETD for you.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

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.

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.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in the Netherlands.

We also provide services The Hague.

Our people

Contact us

British Consulate General Amsterdam

Koningslaan 44
1075 AE Amsterdam

Notarial and documentary services by appointment only.

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