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

Due to the Coronavirus the consular section is closed until further notice. In case of an emergency you can call and you will be automatically transferred to the 24/7 Contact Center in The Hague. You can also call the 24/7 Contact Center directly by calling +31 (0) 247 247 247.

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

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, consular statements, legalisations and visa

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

Check the status of your passport.

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.
Opening hours

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

Friday: 8:30 - 12:00 hrs.

Check the days that the embassy is closed.