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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

In line with the Government of the Netherlands’ measures to contain COVID-19, the Embassy of Canada to the Netherlands, located in The Hague, is closed to the public until further notice. Canadians in need of emergency consular assistance in the Netherlands should call the Embassy at +31 (0) 70-311-1608 between the hours of 9:30-12:30 on weekdays or the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa 24/7 at 00-1-613-996-8885. Canadians in need of emergency consular assistance may also email during operating hours.

For passport and citizenship applications, the Embassy’s Consular section is accepting mail-in applications only. 

For urgent passport applications, please indicate your travel date on the application form, and include your confirmed travel itinerary. 

You will not be admitted to the Embassy without a confirmed appointment.  

Should you have an urgent passport or citizenship request, and are unable to book an appointment online, please contact the consular section at

COVID-19 hygiene measures at the Embassy of Canada to the Netherlands:  

In accordance with the Government of the Netherlands’ health measures, please stay home if you, anyone in your household or anyone you have been in contact with is displaying COVID-19-like symptoms, or mild flu-like symptoms. If you are in a vulnerable group due to your age or underlying health issues, please do not make an appointment at the Embassy. 

Those who appear to have COVID-19- or flu-like symptoms upon arrival at their appointment at the Embassy will be asked to reschedule.

If you are confirmed for an in-person appointment at the Embassy for an urgent matter, you must adhere to the following health measures, in addition to regular Embassy security protocols:

  1. Wear a face covering to your appointment.
  2. Arrive alone. Only one person per appointment will be allowed to enter the Embassy. Anyone accompanying you will be asked to wait outside the Embassy grounds.
  3. Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer before seeing the consular official. Embassy staff will direct you to do so upon your arrival.
  4. Bring only what you need to submit your application. Refrain from bringing large handbags or unnecessary belongings as you may be asked to leave them outside the building.  

If you cannot adhere to the measures listed above, please reschedule your appointment until you are able to do so.


Preparation is the key to successful travel. By doing your homework before you leave, you minimize the chances of something going wrong. Below you will find a broad range of information to help you prepare for a safe and enjoyable journey.

Pay online

You can pay online for all your passport services and your citizenship services before submitting your application.

Before you go:

General services in the Netherlands:

Returning to Canada:

Other services:

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