Netherlands embassy in Accra
Contact details for Consular Section
- Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 8.00 - 15.00 hours (by appointment only, unless otherwise indicated).
The consular department is closed every last Wednesday of the month. Also check the other days on which the embassy is closed.
Passports, ID cards, consular declarations, Dutch nationality statements and legalisations of signature Dutch citizens
Make an appointment via the online appointment system.
Check the status of your passport- or ID card application.
Schengen and Caribbean visa applications via VFS Global
Make an appointment via the website of VFS Global.
Civic integration exam abroad
Send an e-mail to make an appointment.
At the moment the waiting time to get an appointment is at least 4 weeks.
No appointment needed
MVV applications: between 8 - 10.00 hours
Visa applications for holders of a diplomatic or service passports: between 8.00 - 10.00 hours.
Report back visa applicants: between 8.00 - 11.00 hours.
Handing in extra documents: 14.00 hours.
Issuing/picking up documents: between 14.00 - 15.00 hours.
Registering a birth in this country or region
Birth and acknowledgement of a child in Ghana
When your child is born in Ghana, you must register the birth at the local authorities, the Ghanaian Registry or Births and Deaths. A birth certificate is then drawn up at the birth registration.
If the parents are not married at the time of birth of the child, the father is not automatically the legal parent. He must then recognize the child. In Ghana, the authorities are not familiar with a declaration of acknowledgement of parentage. The father must be mentioned on the birth certificate as the father and as the informant. In order to be an informant, the father must be able to show that he was in Ghana at the time of the registration of the birth. Only then the child has been acknowledged on the basis of Ghanaian customary law. This form of acknowledgement is accepted by the Netherlands.
If you are applying for a Dutch passport for the first time for your child, you may be asked for proof of acknowledgement. For children born in Ghana, this is the birth certificate on which the father is also mentioned as the informant.
Is the father not the informant on the birth certificate? Then he can recognize the child in the Netherlands at a municipality or notary.
In case you have questions, contact us via the contact form.
Time difference with the Netherlands
-1 winter, -2 summer Time zone GMT