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The Dutch Embassy in Cotonou

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The Dutch Embassy in Cotonou - Benin . Diplomatic representation of the Netherlands. Information on consular services of the Dutch Embassy in Cotonou. Visa applications, passports, consular statements, legalisation of documents and more. We provide general information about the Dutch Embassy in Benin. We have no affiliation with the Dutch Embassy or the Dutch Embassy visa department in Cotonou

Embassy of the Netherlands in Cotonou


Netherlands Embassy in Cotonou, Benin Avenue Pape Jean Paul II Rue 364 Cotonou Benin

Telephone Number:

(+229) 21 300 439

Fax Number:

(+229) 21 304 150






Wouter Plomp - Ambassador

Office Hours:

Mon-Thu: 08.30-17.00 Fri: 08.30-12.00



The Dutch Embassies

*The Dutch Embassy promotes the interests of the Netherlands in Benin.

The activities of all Dutch embassies are coordinated from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs in The Hague.

* The Dutch embassy is responsible for representing the Netherlands abroad and handling major diplomatic issues.

Embassies and Consulates

*Embassies and Consulates are very different.

An embassy is the more important of the two and is a permanent diplomatic mission generally located in a country's capital city.

The Dutch Ambassador

* The ambassador of the Dutch embassy in Cotonou is the highest official and acting as the chief diplomat and spokesperson for the government of the Netherlands.

The consular department of the Dutch Embassy in Benin can offer consular assistance and services to Dutch citizens.

Dutch travel documents - Only Dutch citizens can do the Dutch passport application and submit the application for a Dutch passport. Please contact the Dutch Embassy in Cotonou by phone, email or in person.

Dutch Visa - Only the Dutch Embassy in Cotonou is allowed to issue Dutch visas in Benin.