We maintain and develop 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.

We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting 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.

News and announcements from the British Embassy in The Hague.

Read the latest information on the rights and status of UK nationals living in Europe including our practical guide to Living in the Netherlands.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in the Netherlands, see our Netherlands Travel Advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.

If you’re in Netherlands 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 and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call the British Consular Section in The Hague on +44 20 7008 5000.

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.

Apply online for 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 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.

Our people

Joanna Roper CMG

British Ambassador to the Netherlands and UK Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

Contact us

British Embassy The Hague

Lange Voorhout 10
2514 ED The Hague

+31 (0) 70 427 0427

Use our contact form for consular enquiries, including on your rights after the UK’s exit from the EU:

Please note, the Consular Section is accessed via Kleine Kazernestraat to the side of the embassy building.

For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email ukinnl@fcdo.gov.uk

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