Netherlands consulate-general in Cape Town

Contact details

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

Contact details for Consular Section

24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Opening hours

Coronavirus / Covid19: please keep in mind that you cannot apply for everything yet. Or that there are fewer appointment slots available.

Passports, ID-cards, option procedure, 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.

Consular declarations (residence, marital status, Dutch nationality etc.)

Read the page Applying for consular declarations for more information.

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