Consular Affairs

Our consular department in New Delhi helps Dutch people living or staying in the area served by the Embassy, for example in an emergency. We deal with applications for new and renewed travel documents, and with applications for temporary travel documents for Dutch people whose passport has been stolen. You can also apply to us for consular declarations, obtaining Dutch nationality or legalising documents.

Passports and other consular products

For consular information and all products go to Living and working. To apply for a passport or for other consular services, you need to make an appointment online. Go to Consular products appointment system.

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On holiday in India

Are you coming here on holiday? You want to be well-prepared. For a safe, enjoyable stay in India, read coming to India before you set off.

Civic integration

The Consular department is also responsible for the civic integration exam (website is only available in Dutch) which you need to take before you can apply for authorisation for temporary stay (MVV) in the Netherlands or a residence permit for the purposes of family reunification. In India, however, you can arrange to sit the exam through the embassy in New Delhi ONLY.


As Dutch citizen, you can apply for a DigiD online. You have to, however, retrieve your activationcode in person. This can only at a limited amount of embassies and not in India.


Other support

The consular department is also ready to assist if a Dutch national has gone missing, has been admitted to hospital or is under arrest. If the arrest leads to detention, we will provide the detainee with an information package and pay them a first visit.


Couldn’t find the information you wanted? You can contact us directly via Netherlands Worldwide in the Netherlands.

Netherlands Worldwide deals with calls to Embassies and Consulates-General throughout the world and assesses requests for assistance. You can call Netherlands Worldwide on +31 247 247 247 or by phoning our Consular department in New Delhi (+91 112 4197 600 ).

You can also fill in the contact form. You will receive an answer within 48 hours.