Netherlands embassy in Cotonou

Contact details

To Tjoelker-Kleve
Avenue Pape Jean Paul II
derrière Tri Postal
+229 2130 4154
+229 2130 2139
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
outside office hours

Coronavirus / Covid19: please keep in mind that you cannot apply for everything yet. Or that there are fewer appointment slots available.

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9.00 - 12.00 hrs. (by appointment only)

Appointments for visa needs to be made at least 3 weeks prior for departure. For all other appointments we advise you to apply in time.

Passports, ID-cards, legalisations and visa

Make an appointment via our online appointment system. (in Dutch)

Check the status of your passport.

Consular declarations

Read the page Applying for consular declarations for more information.

Civic integration exams

You cannot take a civic intregration exam at the embassy in Cotonou. Please contact the Netherlands embassy in Accra, Ghana.

Pick-up documents (no appoinment needed)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9.00 to 17.00 hours. Friday 9.00 to 12.00 hours. Please check our closing days.

Consular questions?

You can ask your question:

  • by phone: +229 2130 4154. If you are calling from the Netherlands, call +31 247 247 247.
  • via WhatsApp. Click here to send us a WhatsApp message. Or add our number +316 8238 8055 to the contacts list on your smartphone and then send a message.
  • via the contact form.

Monday  to Thursday: 8:30 - 17:00 hrs.

Friday: 8:30 - 12:00 hrs.

Check the days that the embassy is closed.

Visa, passports, certificates

Look at for services such as applying for a Dutch passport or ID card, a certificate of residence, a visa, etc. You will also find information there about, for example, the Non-Residents Records Database (RNI) and voting from abroad.