Maritime sector

Information for transport companies that are active in the maritime sector

The information on this site is mainly aimed at airlines. However, the duty to return also applies to transport companies that are active in the maritime sector, and transport foreign nationals to the Netherlands over water.

Foreign nationals who enter the Netherlands by crossing a maritime border are checked by the Seaport Police or by the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee. The same rules that apply to foreign nationals who are refused entry by the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee at an external border at an airport also apply to foreign nationals who are refused entry at a maritime external border.

For more information on the maritime sector please contact the corresponding maritime external border:

RegionContact information
Rotterdam-HavensNational Police Force, Rotterdam unit
Seaport Police District, Border Control Department
Postal address:
P.O. Box 70023
3000 LD Rotterdam
Address:
Sint Jobsweg 6
3024 EJ Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 (0)10 274 74 71 (24h)
Fax: +31 (0)10 275 01 21
E-mail: rotterdam@dutch-immigration.nl
For specific file/ Border Control Department:
Telephone: +31 (0)10 274 74 53 | +31 (0)10 274 74 54 | +31 (0)10 274 73 46 | +31 (0)10 274 74 33
E-mail: grensbewaking@rijnmond.politie.nl
Amsterdam-IJmond, IJmuiden, Den Helder
Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, North Holland brigade
Postal address:
Kanaalstraat 79
1975 BB IJmuiden
MPC 51C
Address:

Kanaalstraat 79
1975 BB IJmuiden
Telephone: +31 (0)25 556 67 00 (24h)
Fax : +31 (0)25 556 67 55
E-mail: bnh@dutch-immigration.nl
Harlingen, DelfzijlRoyal Netherlands Marechaussee, Wadden Sea Region brigade
Postal address:
MPC 31 L
Panserweg 9
9974 SL Zoutkamp
Address:

Wadden Sea Region brigade
Panserweg 9
9974 SL Zoutkamp
Telephone: +31 (0)59 540 66 00
Fax: + 31 (0)59 540 66 29
Telephone location Leeuwarden: +31 (0)58 267 82 00
Telephone location Delfzijl: +31 (0)59 668 68 00
Telephone location Harlingen: +31 (0)58 880 25 20
Scheveningen, Hoek van Holland/ Europoort, DordrechtRoyal Netherlands Marechaussee, South Holland brigade
Postal address:
Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, South Holland
P.O.Box 12119
3004 GC Rotterdam
Address:
Rotterdam-The Hague Airport
Rotterdam-Airportplein 3
3045 AP Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 (0)10 446 63 33
Moerdijk, Gent-Terneuzen, VlissingenRoyal Netherlands Marechaussee, Scheldestromen Brigade
Postal address:
Sportlaan 8
4631CR Hoogerheide
Address:
Buitenhoofd 3
4531 PA Terneuzen
Telephone: +31 (0)115 75 09 50
Fax: +31 (0)115 75 09 99
E-mail: terneuzen@dutch-immigration.nl