Consulate of the Netherlands in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Ms. Irene M. Bakker LL.M., President of the Netherlands Investment Company of Canada Limited, is Honorary Consul of The Netherlands in Calgary with jurisdiction over the southern half of Alberta. The Consulate will be open to the public by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 A.M. to noon. The address is:
Consulate of the Netherlands
Suite 707, 304 - 8th Avenue SW (Lancaster Building)
Calgary, Alberta T2P 1C2
Phone: (403) 266-2710
FAX: (403) 265-0599
Check out also the web site of the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Vancouver which represents the Kingdom of the Netherlands in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Yukon.
For all other missions in Canada please check Royal Netherlands Embassy in Ottawa under "The Embassy" and "Missions in Canada".
When you are new to this region then you will sooner or later visit Calgary, or you might even work in downtown. Calgary has developed a real metropolitan skyline over the years, but what do you think about the Calgary Skyline by night?
(Calgary Skyline photographs Copyright © 2006 Herb Buist, Herb Buist Photography)
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- Look at the Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB) website for more information about Algemene Ouderdoms Wet (AOW) or Algemene Nabestaanden Wet (ANW). The AOW application must be done via Human Resources of the Canadian Government. Right now (Jan-2005) it takes them 8 to 9 months to process you application and forward it to the SVB. In other words, start EARLY!!!
- Important Information for Holders of a Dutch Passport!!! Starting October 1st, 2001, new rules will apply for Dutch passport applications. The most important changes are:
Please make an appointment first by calling (403) 266-2710.
- Starting October 1st, 2001, the passports are going to be issued in the Netherlands. It will take about 5 weeks to get a new Dutch passport.
- Starting October 1st, 2001, every applicant has to come to the consulate in person. This means that you can not apply for a passport anymore by mail.
- Entering the names of children in a parent's passport will also change on October 1st, 2001. The child whose name you want mentioned in your passport will have to accompany you to the consulate.
- Each person needs to supply two passport photos. These photos have to comply to very strick rules. There is a professional photo shop at the "+15 level" close to the consulate. They know the exact requirements and we recommend that you use them.
- For more information please visit the website Nederlands paspoort en Nederlandse identiteitskaart.
- Dutch citizens (with a Dutch passport) can enter the U.S.A. for temporary visits less than 90 days as The Netherlands participate in the Visa Waiver Program. For details see Travel.State.Gov under Visa.
- The Dutch Government has introduced a new website with information about government agencies, departments and services. At the same time the Government Information Services has also opened a website for the Dutch Royal Family.
- Click here for other interesting "Dutch" links.