About Netherlandsworldwide.nl

Netherlandsworldwide.nl provides information for Dutch and foreign nationals who (wish to):

  • travel outside the Netherlands
  • live, work or study outside the Netherlands
  • travel to the Netherlands or the Caribbean part of the Kingdom
  • live, work or study in the Netherlands

What information is on Netherlandsworldwide.nl?

Travelling outside the Netherlands

Netherlandsworldwide.nl provides information on travelling outside the Netherlands. This includes travel advisories (in Dutch only), advice on how to prepare for your trip, assistance in emergency situations abroad and important information about travelling with children.

Moving abroad and living outside the Netherlands

Netherlandsworldwide.nl provides information on moving abroad and living outside the Netherlands. This includes how to apply for a Dutch passport, ID card or consular declaration and how to arrange your Dutch state pension (AOW) and DigiD outside the Netherlands.

Travelling to the Netherlands or the Caribbean part of the Kingdom

Netherlandsworldwide.nl provides information on travelling to the Netherlands or the Caribbean part of the Kingdom. This includes how to apply for a (Caribbean) short-stay visa for up to 90 days and a checklist if you plan to travel to the Netherlands.

Moving to and living in the Netherlands

Netherlandsworldwide.nl provides information on moving to and living in the Netherlands. This includes how to apply for a (Caribbean) long-stay visa for more than 90 days or a residence permit and how to have non-Dutch documents legalised.

Information by country or region

If you would like information about travelling, living, working or studying in a specific country or region, select the country or region of your choice.

Can’t find your country or region?

If you can’t find information for a given country or region, it’s possible it’s not available on Netherlandsworldwide.nl in the language you’re looking in. Find out in which language(s) information for your country or region is available.

Maps

The borders, names and icons on the maps displayed on this website in no way imply any formal acceptance or recognition by the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Links to other government websites

In addition to Netherlandsworldwide.nl, other government websites also provide information on travelling, living, working and studying in the Netherlands and abroad. Netherlandsworldwide.nl helps you find the information you need on other government websites.