New Zealand Embassy The Hague, The Netherlands

New Zealand and the Netherlands

New Zealand has sound relations with the Netherlands. The relationship reflects substantial people-to-people links through migration of Dutch to New Zealand since World War II.

New Zealand and the Netherlands share very similar social attitudes and values and have a substantial history of working together on issues of international importance.

Alongside these relations, the Embassy is also responsible for New Zealand's involvement with the sizeable number of international organisations that are based in The Hague. Among these are the three major courts: the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

Relations with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the Hague Conference on Private International Law are also the responsibility of the Embassy.

New Zealand and the Netherlands have concluded a Social Security Agreement.

The Agreement covers

  • in the Netherlands: Old Age Insurance, Survivors Insurance, Invalidity Insurance, Sickness Insurance, Children’s Allowances.
  • in New Zealand: New Zealand Superannuation, Veterans Pension, Invalids Benefit, Widows Benefit, Domestic Purposes Benefit for Widowers.

For further details, see the Living in the Netherlands section of this website.

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