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Services and information provided to Canadians by the Embassy of Canada to the Netherlands, in The Hague

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Adoption and surrogacy

Refer to International adoption.

Adoption in the Netherlands

Surrogacy in the Netherlands

Birth abroad

Refer to Birth abroad.

If your child is born outside of Canada, you do not need to register the birth in Canada.

Citizenship services

Refer to Canadian citizenship.

Complete your citizenship application before booking an appointment to present your documents in person. Bring your online payment receipt to your appointment. If you cannot submit your application yourself, it may be submitted in person by someone else, unless it is an urgent or express request.

Pay your application fees online before you apply for citizenship services.

Proof of citizenship

Giving up Canadian citizenship

If submitting by mail

Be sure you meet all the requirements, have all the supporting documentation and have filled out all the required information in the application form. If any information is missing, or if the application is incomplete, you will need to come to the Embassy in person to complete the application.

Submit your application by registered mail or courier to:

Embassy of Canada
Consular Section
Sophialaan 7
2514 JP The Hague

  • Check application processing times
    • Incomplete applications, missing supporting documents, or photographs that do not meet the current standards, will delay the application process and could result in your application being rejected.

Document pick-up

The Consular section of the Embassy will contact you when your certificate of proof of citizenship or confirmation of renunciation arrives at the Embassy.

You may then pick up your certificate during passport and document collection hours.

Payment method

Pay your application fees online.

Details Fee (CAD) Fee (EUR)
Application for a Citizenship Certificate for adults and minors (Proof of Citizenship) 75.00 50.00
Application to Renounce Canadian Citizenship 100.00 65.00
Replacement / Update of proof of Canadian citizenship 75.00 50.00
Application for a Search of Citizenship Records 75.00 50.00

Death abroad

Refer to Death abroad.

Marriage abroad

Refer to Marriage outside Canada and Marrying a foreign national in the Netherlands.

At least 1 of the partners being married must be a permanent resident or a citizen of the Netherlands. It is not possible for 2 non-permanent residents; non-Dutch citizens; to get married in the Netherlands. In other words, two Canadians on vacation cannot get married in the Netherlands.

A marriage in the Netherlands is only valid if it has been solemnized by the 'Ambtenaar van de burgerlijke stand' i.e. the municipal registrar. Religious ceremonies can be held, but only after the civil marriage has been concluded. The Embassy does not perform marriage ceremonies.

Once you have all the necessary documents, you must visit the town hall in your place of residence. A non-resident partner must fill out an application form that will be forwarded to the Dutch Aliens police. As soon as the Aliens police have processed the application, they will advise the town hall. The town hall will then request you to come in and give notice of the marriage. Publication of the banns must occur between 1-year and 14 days before the actual wedding date.

Necessary documents

  1. Dutch permanent residents or citizens must present a Dutch birth certificate or a foreign birth certificate that has been properly legalized for use in the Netherlands, and an identification card (Dutch passport, driver's license, national identity card).
  2. Non-permanent residents marrying in the Netherlands require a legalized birth certificate including full names of both parents, and either:

Statement in lieu of a certificate of non-impediment

You must come to the Embassy in person during our opening hours in order to make the declaration that you are not married in front of the Consular Officer.

You must present your passport and proof of Canadian citizenship (Canadian birth certificate or Certificate of Canadian citizenship), complete the affidavit, and pay the fee.

Prior to visiting the Embassy, please email us a scanned copy of your passport and your proof of citizenship.

Once you have obtained the Statement in lieu of a certificate of non-impediment to marriage abroad, it must be legalized by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs before it can be used in the Netherlands.

After the marriage

If you have questions about the validity of your foreign marriage, contact the Vital Statistics Office of your province or territory.

Important: If you wish to use your Dutch marriage certificate in Canada, please note that it must be legalized by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Canadian Embassy in the Netherlands before it will be recognized in Canada.

Notarial services

Consular officials do not provide any legal advice or represent a person in court. The office provides the following notarial services, by appointment only, to Canadian citizens and, in limited cases, to non-Canadian citizens if the documents are intended for use in Canada.

Note: Documents must be in English or French, or accompanied by an official translation in English or French. A scanned version of documents to be notarized should be emailed to nl.consular@international.gc.ca prior to visiting Embassy.

Authentication/Attestation (certify the document signature, the position of an official and the seal are genuine):

Certified copy (certify the document is a true copy of the original):

  • Documents presented by a Canadian citizen or a non-Canadian citizen for use in Canada; exceptions apply (fees apply).
  • Government-issued identification requiring a certified true copy (fees apply).

Witness a signature (consular officer witnesses a signature):

  • Documents presented by a Canadian citizen or a non-Canadian citizen for use in Canada; exceptions apply (fees apply).
  • Government-issued identification requiring a witnessed signature (fees apply).

Note: Complete all documents before booking an appointment. Sign all documents in front of the consular officer.

Payment method

In person

  • Credit card: Visa or Mastercard
  • Bank transfer: If paying by bank transfer, payment must be made at least 48 hours prior to your visit. From European account only. Contact the embassy at hague@international.gc.ca for banking details.
  • Cash: for in person emergency service only, exact change only.

By mail

  • Only credit card payment is accepted for mail service. A credit card authorization form must be filled in and included with your service request.

Credit card payments and the credit card authorization form

Details Fee (CAD) Fee (EUR)
Administering an oath or receiving a statutory declaration or affirmation. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 35.00
Attesting any document bearing a signature (affidavit, declaration, affirmation, etc.). The fee shown is per document. 50.00 35.00
Authenticating (witnessing) a signature. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 35.00
Authenticating the signature and seal of a foreign authority. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 35.00
Certifying a true copy of a document. The fee shown is per copy. 20.00 15.00
Providing a Passport Canada CTC. The fee shown is per set of three copies. 45.00 30.00
Legalizations 50.00 35.00
Statement in lieu of non-impediment to marriage abroad 50.00 35.00

Passport services

Refer to Canadian passports and travel documents.

You can pay online for all your passport services before completing your passport application.

Book an appointment to present your documents in person. Bring your online payment receipt to your appointment.

If submitting by mail

Be sure you meet all the requirements, have all the supporting documentation and have filled out all the required information. If any information is missing or if the application is incomplete, your application will be returned to you or you will need to come to the embassy in person to complete the application.

You may submit passport applications by courier or registered mail. Applications by mail must include:

  • your completed passport application form
  • photos (Canadian passport-sized)
  • copies of supporting ID (signed by your guarantor)
  • original supporting documentation (see details in application form)
  • completed credit card authorization form

If you want your passport returned to you by mail, your application must also include:

  • a pre-paid, self-addressed registered mail envelope or courier envelope
    • The envelope will be used to return your passport to you when it’s ready or to return an incomplete application
    • For registered mail, you must use a pre-paid 0 to 2 Kg label. Make sure the label is not for date-specific delivery

Send the complete package to:

Embassy of Canada
Consular Section
Sophialaan 7
2514 JP The Hague

Document pick-up

Once your new passport has been received at our office, we will send you a message to inform you that it is ready. You may then pick it up in person or designate an eligible third party to do so on your behalf by using the form on your official receipt.

If you have provided the Embassy with a pre-paid, self-addressed registered mail or courier envelope, your passport will be mailed to you as soon as it arrives at the Embassy.

If you choose to have your passport delivered, know that the Embassy is not responsible in cases of loss or damage.

Urgent applications

If you are in the Netherlands and require a passport quickly due to exceptional circumstances, please contact our office for more information.

Proof of citizenship

You must submit proof of Canadian citizenship with every new passport application.

No Dutch guarantor

Learn about what to do if you cannot find a guarantor.

Payment method

Pay online for all your passport services.

Details Fee (CAD) Fee (EUR)
10-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 260.00 170.00
5-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 190.00 125.00
5-year Child passport (0-15 years of age) 100.00 65.00
Additional fee for replacing a valid lost or stolen passport 45.00 30.00
Temporary Passport 110.00 75.00
Emergency Passport (ETD) adult 75.00 50.00
Emergency Passport (ETD) child 30.00 20.00
Interim Passport (Adult) 135.00 90.00
Interim Passport (Child) 110.00 75.00
Pick up fee for Temporary Passport (in Canada) 20.00 15.00
Certified True Copies of part of a Passport (one to three copies) 45.00 30.00
Retention of a Valid Passport (during processing of the application for a replacement passport) 45.00 30.00
Pay online

Pensions and retirement

Refer to Benefits for Canadians living abroad.

Same-sex marriage abroad

Information about same-sex marriage - Government of the Netherlands

Marrying a foreign national in the Netherlands - Government of the Netherlands

Studying abroad

Refer to Studying abroad and EduCanada.

Visa and immigration services

Refer to Travel documents – Visas.

Permanent residents of Canada: Find out how to apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD).

Voting abroad

Refer to Voting in an election while outside Canada.

If you need assistance to vote during an election, you may contact us at: hague@international.gc.ca

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