Meeting point in Lviv for Dutch nationals in Ukraine
There is a meeting point in Lviv for Dutch nationals in Ukraine who need emergency consular assistance. Dutch nationals can also report here to receive a laissez-passer or an emergency visa. Read on to find out what you need to know.
On 26 February, Minister of Foreign Affairs Wopke Hoekstra has decided to relocate Ambassador Jennes de Mol and his team to the town of Jaroslaw on the Polish border, where they will continue to perform their duties. This decision was made because of the increasingly dangerous situation in Lviv.
Embassy in Kyiv: not open for emergency assistance
Because travel to Ukraine is advised against (page in Dutch only), only a skeleton staff remains at the embassy there. The consular section of the Dutch embassy in Kyiv is closed until further notice.
Update 20 February: For security reasons, the decision was made to temporarily transfer the activities of the embassy in Kyiv to the Dutch meeting point in Lviv.
Meeting point in Lviv: open for emergency assistance
The Dutch meeting point in Lviv can offer emergency assistance. This includes issuing emergency visas and laissez-passers to Dutch nationals in Ukraine and their immediate family members (spouse/registered partner and dependent children aged 25 and under). A number of staff from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are on hand at this meeting point.
If all communications are down in an emergency, and you want help from the embassy, come to the meeting point in Lviv.
Address and opening hours of meeting point in Lviv
- Address: Profesora Buika Street, 2, Lviv, Ukraine
- Opening hours: daily from 10.00 to 18.00
Meeting point in Lviv
Profesora Buika Street, 2, Lviv, Ukraine
Finding the meeting point
When you arrive you will see a white door on the right-hand side of the building. Enter through the white door. Once inside there is another door. Ring the bell and a security guard will let you in. To the left are stairs and, opposite the stairs, two lifts. The meeting point is located on the fifth floor in the third office on the right. There is a Dutch flag on the door.
Contact details for emergency assistance and information
If you need help or information, you can call the 24/7 BZ Contact Centre on +31 247 247 247.
Stay informed and let the Ministry of Foreign Affairs know your whereabouts
If you are currently in Ukraine, you should register with the information service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Dutch only). Choose the option ‘Aanmelden + registratie bij ambassade’ (which means ‘sign up and register with embassy’). This way, you can stay informed of all the latest developments, and the foreign ministry will know you are in the country.