Netherlands Consulate General in Atlanta to open in January

The Netherlands will open its fifth consulate general in Atlanta on January 7 to strengthen the economic ties between the Southeastern US and the Netherlands.

Ard van der Vorst

Mr. Ard van der Vorst will serve as the first Consul General in Atlanta. A seasoned diplomat, Van der Vorst was stationed in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. This will be his second official posting in the US after working in San Francisco. The new consulate will temporarily be located at 1175 Peach Street NE, 100 Colony Square, Suite 1208, Atlanta, GA 30361.

The Netherlands Consulate in Atlanta will serve Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. The opening of this office was years in the making and was spurred by the 2014 visit of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to Atlanta to promote the strong economic relationship between the Netherlands and the Southeastern US. The Prime Minister announced the formal plans for the new diplomatic post when visiting President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. on July 2.

The new consulate will not provide consular services. Passport applications will continue to go through the Netherlands Consulate in Miami. For more information go to

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