Netherlands Embassy in Tehran Iran
November 6, 2012 The new Dutch government was today sworn in by Her Majesty the Queen. The members of the government responsible for foreign policy are Frans Timmermans (Minister of Foreign Affairs) and Lilianne Ploumen (Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation). Mr Timmermans, 51, was Minister for European Affairs from 2007 to 2010. Ms Ploumen, 50, worked for various development organisations before serving as chair of the PvdA (Labour Party).
June 7, 2012 The visa section of the Netherlands Embassy has seen waiting periods before an appointment to submit a visa application can be made, particularly in the summer season. It is important to give each application the careful attention it deserves, which takes time. The embassy advises applicants to arrange for an appointment to hand in an application as early as possible and to assure that applications are complete with all required documents, thus preventing unnecessary delays.