Important Travel Document Information – Please Read
If you are wishing to gain a Netherlands Schengen visa you will be pleased to know that the Dutch embassies have reopened for business and are now processing Netherlands Schengen visas.
We strongly advise you to apply as soon as possible to ensure that you are approved for your Netherlands Schengen in time for your trip. The processing of Netherlands visas can take up to 12 weeks due to long appointment waiting times. You will not be allowed on your flight without a valid visa document.
What is a Netherlands Schengen Visa?
A Netherlands Schengen Visa is a short-term European visa. This type of Visa enables the holder to travel freely throughout the Netherlands and the rest of the Schengen Area. The visa, itself is issued by the Netherlands Embassy (or whichever country you are visiting for the longest). That is to say, you can visit any of the Schengen countries for up to 90 days during a 180-day period.
The Schengen Visa is the most common visa in Europe. In order words, it entitles the holder to enter, travel freely within, and exit the Schengen area from any Schengen member country. There are no border controls within the Schengen Zone.
The following is the standard set of documentation you should submit for your Netherlands Schengen visa application:
Printed & Signed Application Form
Residence permit (if applicable)
Hotel reservations / accomodation
Proof of financial support
Travel medical insurance
After completing the online form and submitting your information, your data will be evaluated and your application will be processed. Any errors or unclear information will be explained or changed to ensure that there are no problems with your application.
To submit your application, an appointment will need to be arranged, but first we will verify availability and advise you appropriately. You must compile a variety of essential documents to demonstrate that you have the funds to maintain yourself, as well as proof of your accommodation and travel arrangements including return travel to you home country.
Due to the fact that interview wait times vary by location, season, and visa type, you should submit your visa application as soon as feasible. Examine the appointment wait time at the application location.
A Netherlands Schengen visa allows a foreign national to present themselves at a Schengen port of entry (often an airport) and seek permission to enter the country. We can ensure that your visa application is processed efficiently, but an accepted visa does not guarantee entry into the Schengen zone.
A Schengen Visa is an official travel document that allows a person to travel to any country in the Schengen Area, for stays of up to 90 days for tourism or business purposes.
The Schengen Area is an area comprising 26 European countries that have officially relaxed all passport and all other types of border control at their mutual borders. The area mostly functions as a single jurisdiction for international travel purposes, with a common visa policy.
All nationals of third countries, which have not yet reached a liberalization agreement with the Schengen member states, need to obtain this travel authorisation prior to their arrival in Europe
For detailed information on specific parts of the EU visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any detailed information, please contact us via email.
|EU Visa News|
|EU Visa Fees|
|Schengen Visa Types|
|How to submit a Visa Application|
If you are a third-country national, you will need a visa to enter the Netherlands. In fact, you will need a visa to enter any other Schengen country. Short-stay Schengen C-visas permit stays of up to 90 days. While a national D-visa/residence permit is for more extended stays in the country.
Schengen visas are used by business travellers, tourists, employees with specialised skills, and students who want to remain in the Netherlands for a short period of time for certain travel objectives. Applicants seeking a Schengen visa must demonstrate to the Visa Application Centre that they will depart the Schengen Zone at the conclusion of their temporary stay.
When you complete our online form, it will be checked that there will be no problems with your application.
All updates will be forwarded to the email address you have provided, and our phone lines are available from 9am to 5pm (GMT+0) if you have any questions. We can secure the smooth processing of your visa application, however entry into the Schengen zone is not guaranteed.
This depends on a number of things such as whether or not you have had a Schengen visa in the past or how many countries you intend to visit. Generally your first Schengen visa will be issued for the duration of your stay. Future applications may be granted for multiple entry for a number of years.
There are 26 Schengen members states in Europe. You can see the full list of countries further up the page in the table shown.
You can expect an update on your application within 3 days of submission. You can choose express processing for a response within 24 hours. Once you attend your appointment, your visa can take up to 15 working days to be processed by the Embassy.