Netherlands consulate-general in Cape Town

Contact details

Sebastiaan Messerschmidt
100 Strand Street
Cape Town 8001
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 8.00 - 17.00 hours.

Friday: 8.00 - 13.00 hours.

Contact details for Consular Section

24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Opening hours

Due to the Coronavirus the consular section is closed until further notice. In case of an emergency you can call and you will be automatically transferred to the 24/7 Contact Center in The Hague. You can also call the 24/7 Contact Center directly by calling +31 (0) 247 247 247.

Monday to Friday: 9.00 - 12.00 hours.

Passports, ID-cards, Option procedure, consular declarations, legalisations of signature Dutch citizen, copies conform original and MVV applications

Make an appointment via our online appointment system.
Check the status of your passport, ID card or MVV application.

Dutch nationality certificate

Read on the page Applying for a Dutch nationality certificate if you live in South Africa, which documents you need and how to apply for the certificate.

Schengen or Caribbean visa (via VFS Global)

Check the required documents and make an appointment via the website of VFS Global.

Collection of documents (no appointment needed)

Monday until Friday: 9.00 - 12.00 hours.

Before your come, check the closing days of the consulate general.

Consular questions via e-mail

You can ask your question:

  • by phone: +27214215660. If you are calling from the Netherlands, call +31 247 247 247.
  • via WhatsApp. Click here to send us a WhatsApp message. Or add our number +316 8238 8055 to the contacts list on your smartphone and then send a message.
  • via the contact form.


Consulate General in Cape Town

Time difference with the Netherlands

Daylight saving time: no time difference / Standard time: + 1 hour