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How to Contact the Consulate of the Netherlands in San Francisco

The Consulate of the Netherlands in San Francisco covers the American states of:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

If you are not represented in this jurisdictional list, see this page for more. 

Services Provided by the Consulate of the Netherlands

The Consulate of the Netherlands in San Francisco provides these services:

  • Visas
  • Passports and Renewals
  • Giving Residence Permits
  • Voting from Abroad
  • Non-Residents Records Databases

Do You Need To Obtain a Visa from the Netherlands or Schengen Countries?

If you are a citizen of the United States, Canada, Netherlands, or any of the Schengen area countries, you do not need to obtain a visa to enter the Netherlands if you are planning to stay for less than 90 days. 

If you plan on entering the Netherlands for an unspecified period of time, you can obtain two permits:

  1. A Dutch Residence Permit through a host in the Netherlands
  2. A Dutch Residence Permit through the Dutch Embassy or Consulate

Steps Obtaining a Visa from the Netherlands Consulate in San Francisco

  1. If you are planning to visit either the Netherlands, Curacao, Aruba, or other Caribbean territories that are ruled by the Kingdom of the Netherlands, you do not need a visa if you will be staying on Dutch territory for less than 90 days
  2. To preface, the process of getting a visa is entirely online, with some in-person concepts
  3. First, you have to fill out an application form for the Dutch Schengen Visa or MVV and print out a hard copy for your personal and legal records
  4. You then need to enter the number of days you plan on spending in Dutch territory, prove your nationality and submit the completed online form
  5. Book an online appointment for an interview
  6. Once you’ve provided the following, apply for an in-person interview
  7. Go to the Consulate in San Francisco and appear in person, lodging your case
  8. Track your visa online
  9. Prepare your supporting documents to bring to the embassy, ensure your passport has two blank and undamaged pages
    • If you are not a permanent resident of the United States, provide proof of your legitimization and that you have consented to be in the United States
    • Attach a flight reservation for proof of travel
    • Add travel insurance documents, this is mandatory for trips to the Netherlands or Dutch territory — it also has the equivalent of 30,000 euros in coverage in the case of an emergency
    • Provide a finalized hotel booking
    • Provide means of sustenance (bank records) that prove you are financially stable

How to Apply for a Passport or ID Card as a United States Resident

If you are a Dutch national living in the United States, who wants to apply or renew a Dutch passport or ID card, you can do this at the Consulate in San Francisco. Follow these steps to streamline the passport/ID card obtaining process:

1. Create a Checklist

    • This checklist outlines personal documents, requirements, and more

2. Appear in person for a Passport, regardless of age. All minors must be present for the application process

3. Provide documents in the following approved languages:

    • French
    • Dutch
    • German
    • English
    • Spanish

4. Check Additional Requirements for United States residents

5. Apply at An Embassy or Consulate-General

    • You must make an appointment and lodge your application
    • You can also apply at VFS Global, an external service provider that charges extra to expedite the visa application process

6. The process will take 3 weeks, and you can track your application using the “track and trace” code that is given at the Consulate/Embassy when you lodge your application

How to Contact the Consulate of the Netherlands in San Francisco?

Address 120 Kearny Street

San Francisco



United States of America

Email For all inquiries, email:

Phone Number 415-291-2033
Fax Machine 415-291-2049
Office Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday

9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.

Directions to the Consulate Directions to the Embassy in Washington from San Francisco’s Union Station: 

  1. Walk Northwest for 3 minutes
  2. Enter the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in San Francisco

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