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Netherlands Schengen Visa: Application guide

How to Apply: Schengen Visa

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Easy application

Complete our user-friendly online application in just 20 minutes, or feel free to take breaks and return at your convenience.

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Move closer to an approved visa with our team of iVisa Experts, who not only review your answers but also provide you with the necessary tools to prepare.

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Make use of our feedback and free templates to confidently submit accurate information, and experience a surprisingly stress-free process!

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Once government-approved, your visa will be ready for collection, marking the start of your travels.

Learn More: Schengen Visa

What you need to know

  • The Netherlands Schengen Visa is a multiple-entry travel document to visit the Netherlands and all other Schengen countries

  • You can stay in the Schengen Area for a maximum of 90 days per entry

  • Travel for tourism, sports, business, visiting family and friends, receiving medical treatment, and short studies

All you need to know about the Netherlands Schengen Visa

Last updated: April 2024

We currently don't offer this visa, but you can find more information on the Dutch Embassy website.

Join our waitlist to be notified as soon as we offer this visa.

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Learn everything you need to know about the Netherlands Schengen Visa application below.

What is the Netherlands Schengen Visa?

The Netherlands Schengen visa allows individuals to travel to the Netherlands and all other Schengen countries for a short stay.

What can you do with a Netherlands Schengen Visa?

The Netherlands Schengen Visa allows travelers to:

  • Participate in tourism, business meetings, and other similar activities

  • Visit friends and family in the Netherlands and other Schengen countries

  • Study in the Netherlands for a short period of time (less than 90 days)

  • Attend conferences, seminars, or other similar events

What can’t you do with a Netherlands Schengen Visa?

However, with a Schengen visa for the Netherlands, you may not:

  • Work in the Netherlands or any other Schengen country

  • Stay or live in the Netherlands or any other Schengen country for over 90 days within 180 days

  • Access public funds in the Netherlands or any other Schengen country

  • Undertake any illegal activities during your stay in the Netherlands or any other Schengen country

Who requires a Netherlands Schengen Visa?

Nationals from countries that aren't on the visa-waiver list must apply for this visa to visit the country and the rest of the Schengen Zone.

This applies to over 100 nationalities.

Visa-exempt: Who doesn't need to apply for a Netherlands Schengen Visa?

Several nationalities of countries have the privilege of entering the Schengen Zone visa-free, such as European residents and nationals of Schengen member states.

Additionally, passport holders from the following countries can visit the Schengen zone without a visa:

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Canada

Do minors have to apply for the Netherlands Schengen Visa?

Minors traveling to the Netherlands or any other Schengen country must also apply for a Netherlands Schengen Visa.

In addition to the standard application requirements, they must provide a notarized consent form signed by the parents or legal guardians, and copies of their birth certificates.

How long is the Netherlands Schengen Visa valid for?

The Netherlands Schengen Visa allows a stay of up to 90 days per entry within every 180 days.

Can I extend my Netherlands Schengen Visa?

To request an extension of your visa, you must demonstrate that unforeseen circumstances, such as humanitarian considerations, a medical emergency or significant personal matters.

Consult the local authorities for further information on the visa extension application.

Netherlands Schengen Visa: Document requirements

To complete the Netherlands Schengen Visa application, you’ll need to provide the following documents:

  • A completed Netherlands Schengen Visa application form

  • Valid passport issued within the last ten years, with at least two blank pages and a validity of at least 6 months

  • 2 passport photos taken in the last 6 months

  • Proof of travel itinerary including documents proving your visit is for tourist purposes and hotel reservation(s) or an invitation letter from your host

  • Bank statements of the last three months

  • Health insurance for travel covering hospitalizations, emergencies, urgent treatments, and healthcare, death, or repatriation in the Schengen area of at least €30,000

All submitted documents must be presented in (or translated to) Dutch, English, French, or Spanish.

Costs and processing times of the Netherlands Schengen Visa application

The government visa fee is about US$85 and the process can take up to 45 days from the interview date.

However, due to limited appointment slots, we recommend applying at least 2 months in advance to avoid issues.

Entry requirements or restrictions for the Netherlands

Currently, there aren’t COVID-19 restrictions to enter the Netherlands or the rest of the Schengen Area.

Where can I learn more about the Netherlands Schengen Visa?

If you have any questions, contact our customer support team at any time via online chat or WhatsApp.

Questions

What are the differences between the Netherlands Schengen Visa and ETIAS?

The European Travel Information and Authorization System/ETIAS is a travel authorization set for implementation in 2025.

ETIAS is meant for travelers who qualify for visa-free entry and don’t require a Schengen Visa.

When should I apply for the Netherlands Schengen Visa?

The Netherlands Schengen Visa application can take up to 45 days from the interview date. However, appointment slots can be limited. For that reason, we recommend you apply 2 months in advance to avoid any delays.

If you are traveling by sea, or you are a sailor, we advise you to apply 3 months in advance.

Can I travel to all the Schengen countries with the Netherlands Schengen Visa?
Yes, you can! The Netherlands Schengen Visa allows you to visit the Netherlands and all other countries in the Schengen area.
How long is the Netherlands Schengen Visa valid?

The Netherlands Schengen Visa allows a stay of a maximum of 90 days per entry within every 180 days.

The government decides if you get a single-, double-, or multiple-entry visa. The multiple-entry Schengen Visa offers a validity between 180 days and 5 years, depending on your travel history and personal circumstances.

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