Diplomatic missions in Tehran and Erbil closed to the public this Sunday

The Dutch embassy in Tehran and the consulate-general in Erbil will be closed to the public on Sunday out of an abundance of caution. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs made this decision in response to the rising tensions between Iran and Israel. On Sunday the ministry will decide whether to open the consular desks on Monday.

Anyone with an appointment has been or will be notified in good time and appointments will be rescheduled. This will mainly affect people who wish to apply for a visa to travel to the Netherlands. At present, the temporary closure is not affecting the services of VFS Global in Tehran and Erbil. Any updates can be found at www.vfsglobal.com.

As the missions in Tehran and Erbil continue to carry out their other work, the safety of the staff is the highest priority. For obvious reasons the ministry does not comment on security measures. If you urgently need help from the embassy or the consulate-general, please call +31 247 247 247.

All Dutch diplomatic missions in the region are closed to the public on Saturdays. The missions in Tehran and Erbil would normally be open to the public on Sunday, which is the first day of the working week in countries in the region.