The Netherlands are part of the Schengen area, which comprises 27 countries that have chosen to allow the free movement of citizens without border controls. Those countries are: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. Countries in the Schengen area apply a common visa policy for short stays.
All information regarding visa for The Netherlands can be found on the website https://www.netherlandsandyou.nl/ in English, Dutch, Spanish or French.
The European Union's External Action services has issued an FAQ document which should also answer most queries such as the single application procedure in case of travel in multiple Schengen countries. It is accessible on the following: https://eeas.europa.eu/sites/eeas/files/frequently_asked_questions_en.pdf
Do You Need a Visa to Enter The Netherlands?
Whether or not you need a visa depends mainly on your nationality, destination and length of stay. The Schengen Visa Advisor helps you to determine if you need a visa and what type of visa you need for your travel plans to or through the Netherlands.
Where Can I Apply for a Visa?
Applications for Schengen visas must be made at the embassy or consulate of the country the applicant intends to visit or, if they intend to visit more than one country in the Schengen area, the embassy or consulate of the country where they will spend the longest time.
If you intend to visit several countries in the Schengen area for equal lengths of time, you should apply at the embassy or consulate of the country through which you will first enter the Schengen area.
How do I apply for a Visa?
If you need a visa, you can apply here: https://www.netherlandsandyou.nl/
Choose for either a short-stay Schengen visa (up to 90 days) or a long-stay visa (period longer than 90 days) and you will be guided through the process.
Special Regime for UEFA Women Champions League Final 2023
All third country citizens entering the Netherlands to work for the preparation of the UWCLF/UNLF 2023, who are subject to visas requirements, should complete this form and upload it to this secure portal at the latest on May 3rd, 2023.
The Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will have access to the information provided in order to assist the applicants in the visa process. The relevant authorities will then contact the applicants to make an appointment with VFS for the visa application. All personal data will be processed in accordance with their own privacy policies.
The KNVBL and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will have access to the information provided in order to assist the applicants in the visa process. The relevant authorities will then contact the applicants to make an appointment with VFS Global (official outsourcing partner for consular services for the Kingdom of the Netherlands) for the visa application. All personal data will be processed in accordance with their own privacy policies.
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