U.S. Citizen Services
Effective January 1, 2016, the Department will eliminate the supplemental 24-page Visa Page Inserts (VPIs) for passports. Requests for VPIs will only be accepted until December 31, 2015. Read on... »
An adult passport is valid for 10 years but a child's passport is valid for 5 years. Don't get caught right before your trip with your child having an expired passport. Renew on time! More .... »
Due to the growing demand for Non-Immigrant Visas in Amsterdam we have opened up visa appointments for Saturday, August 29. Find out more here »
Bring Proof of Payment
Starting September 1, 2015, anyone wishing to enter the Consulate General to apply for a non-immigrant visa must submit physical proof that they paid the requisite visa fee. Without such proof, such as a receipt from GSS, you will not be allowed into the Consulate General to apply for the visa and will be turned around.
Delays in Processing Visas
The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport and visa systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability.
Visiting the Consulate General
Please do NOT bring inadmissible items such as knives, laptops, cell phones, etc. Read our Access and Security Notice for more information.
Click here for our regular opening hours for the various services we provide. We are closed on American and Dutch Holidays.
The Consulate General is also closed for all services on every last Wednesday of each month. The next two such closures will be on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 and Wednesday, October 28, 2015.