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  • Adam Sterling and Irene Hemelaar at Pride Reception Amsterdam

    Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Adam Sterling attended a reception in honor of activists from such countries as Turkey and Ireland to show #Pride and support LGBTI rights.

  • Consul General John Wilcock joins students at send-off

    Students off to the U.S! Acting Consul General John Wilcock joined in the send-off organized by the Ivy Circle in the Vondelpark

  • U.S. Flag

    Happy Independence Day 2015 everybody! Let's celebrate our liberty, diversity and differences. See an impression from our celebration last week right here.

  • Acting Consul General wearing cycling helmet

    Biking enthusiast and Acting Consul General John Wilcock joined the U.S. Embassies Cycling Team to celebrate the start of the Tour de France

U.S. Citizen Services

  • Delays in Overseas U.S. Passport Processing

    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.  More .... »

  • Don't forget your child's passport is only valid for five years.

    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 .... »

Visa Services

  • 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. 

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