Netherlands Visa Information:
| What is a visa?
A visa is an authorisation or decision in the form of a sticker affixed to a passport or other travel document. It means that when the visa was issued no objection existed to the holder entering the Netherlands to stay temporarily or travel on to a third country. But having a visa does not give a person the automatic right of
Who deals with visa applications?
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs deals with visa applications for three months or less for persons wishing to visit the Netherlands for such purposes as:
It also deals with all visa applications by persons from the former Soviet republics.
You can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for visa information Monday to Friday, 09:00-12:30 and 13:30-16:30. Tel.: +31 70 348 5622. Postal address: Postbus 20061, 2500 EB The Hague.
The Ministry of Justice Visa Service deals with visa applications for three months or less submitted by the Dutch missions for persons wishing to visit the Netherlands to:
It also deals with applications to stay in the Netherlands for longer than three months (authorisations for temporary stay, or MVVs).
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