Netherlands honorary consulate in Christchurch
- Gerald van Looy
- Opening hours
Netherlands Consulate in Christchurch
Contact details for Consular Section
Opening hours: Services by honorary consul Mr. Gerald van Looy
The honorary consul can assist during an emergency. In addition, the honorary consul focuses on trade development. For more information on trade development or a business partner scan please e-mail.
In case of a consular emergency, for example a lost passport, you can call 24 hours per day, 7 days a week +6444716390 (local tariff).
For visa and passport applications and consular declarations, you can make an appointment at the Embassy in Wellington.
In case of a consular emergency the honorary consul can assist in certain circumstances. For example if you lose your passport or have been involved in an accident and are in hospital, or in case of a death or a missing person or other calamities. Each case is individually assessed in consultation with the consulate in Christchurch.
Honorary consuls in New Zealand can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via telephone nr +64 4 471 6390.
Lost or stolen passport
If your passport is lost or stolen, you can request a ‘laissez-passer’ by phone on +64 4 471 6390.
Your request for a laissez-passer will be processed immediately. The honorary consul will contact you and, in case you are eligible, provide you with a laissez-passer. The release of a laissez-passer takes 1 to 2 days. Please check with your airline whether you are allowed to board with a Dutch laissez-passer.
It is also possible to request a new passport at the Embassy in Wellington via an emergency procedure. This takes 8 to 10 days and you have to do the request in person. Your new passport will be valid for 10 years.
Remaining civil affairs
Since the honorary consuls merely provide ‘laissez-passers’, you can contact the embassy in Wellington for any remaining civil affairs services. However, often a ‘justice of the peace’ or ‘notary public’ in your area may provide the requested service.
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