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    Did you know you can also renew your visa by mail? Find out how – watch our movie and renew the easy way.

  • LGBTI Special Envoy visits Amsterdam

    U.S. Special Envoy for LGBTI Human Rights Randy Berry returned to Amsterdam last week for EuroPride 2016. Click to find out more about his important work

  • National Youth Orchestra Members welcomed at Consulate General

    Thanks to Carnegie Hall’s Executive & Artistic Director Clive Gillinson & U.S. National Youth Orchestra for a fabulous night at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. What a show!

  • Send your vote home

    Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections!

  • Visiting Instructions Video

    Planning to visit the U.S. Consulate? Check our short video with visiting instructions for a smooth visit.

U.S. Citizen Services

  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Reminder

    The U.S. Mission to the Netherlands would like to bring to the attention of U.S. citizens today's Dutch Government announcement that additional security measures are being taken at and around Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. We remind all U.S. citizens to be aware of your local security situation and take appropriate steps to bolster your personal security.  More information here »

  • Amsterdam Travel Info: EuroPride 2016

    July 23 - August 7 Amsterdam will host Amsterdam EuroPride 2016. Dutch National Police are anticipating 350,000 to 500,000 additional visitors to Amsterdam for this event. Amsterdam EuroPride 2016 will be a combination of the annual “Gay-Pride Celebration” and “European-Pride” event. Visitors to Amsterdam are reminded to exercise an appropriate level of security and situational awareness.  please read on  »

  • World Wide Caution

    In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium, on March 22, the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam reminds U.S. citizens in The Netherlands to review the Worldwide Caution which provides information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world, including Europe.  Please read on »

  • Zika Virus Fact Sheet for Travelers

    Zika virus is a mosquito-borne illness that can be spread from mosquito to human, as well as from a pregnant woman to her unborn baby. Research is ongoing; however, there have been reports of a serious birth defect (microcephaly) and other poor pregnancy outcomes in babies of mothers who were infected with Zika virus while pregnant.   More ... »

Visa Services

  • Visa Waiver Program

    The Department of Homeland Security has begun the process of implementing changes to the traveler eligibility requirements of the Visa Waiver Program mandated by the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015, as enacted on December 18, 2015. The Department of Homeland Security will announce any changes affecting travelers to the United States from Visa Waiver Program countries as soon as that information is available. 

  • Longer Crew Visas for Dutch Citizens

    Good news for Dutch citizens applying for C-1/D – also known as the crew member visa. As of October 1st visas are now valid for 10 years rather than 5 years. More on C-1/D visas »

  • Don't Forget Proof of Payment

    We look forward to seeing you, but please don’t forget to bring proof of payment to your interview for you and all your family members. This will allow us to efficiently process your case. Without such proof, we unfortunately cannot let you in. A receipt from where you registered your appointment will suffice. 

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