All applications have to be made in person by the applicant.
Applications can be submitted after an appointment has been made at –
The following information is relevant only for applications submitted at the
Netherlands visa application centre-
Processed applications can either be collected from the centre between 17.00 –
18.30pm Monday to Friday (except on declared holidays) by showing your receipt
or applicants can also opt for a courier service for an additional cost of
£8.90 per passport. Please note Royal mail envelopes are not accepted &
only one passport per envelope.
Applicants have the option of paying their visa fees by Credit/Debit card (only
at the Visa Application Centre) or Postal Orders in the name of "The
Netherlands Visa Application Centre". Fees in Cash will also be accepted.
Cheques will not be accepted.
IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ
ALL APPLICANTS MUST COMPLY FULLY WITH THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE CATEGORY
OF VISA THEY ARE APPLYING FOR. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED, AND
ALTERNATIVE DOCUMENTATION OTHER THAN THAT WHICH IS STATED ON THE WEBSITE ALSO
MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED.
IN THE EVENT AN APPLICATION IS CONSIDERED UNACCEPTABLE AT THE TIME OF THE
APPOINTMENT, IF THE APPLICANT CANNOT PROVIDE THE CORRECT DOCUMENTATION ON THE
DAY OF THEIR APPOINTMENT, THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO RETURN AND TAKE A NEW
APPOINTMENT FROM OUR WEBSITE AT A LATER DATE TO SUBMIT THE COMPLETE
PLESE NOTE IF THE APPLICANT WISHES TO GO AHEAD AND SUBMIT AND APPLICATION
WHEREBY DOCUMENTS MAY BE MISSING, INCORRECT OR IN ANY WAY DO NOT MEET THE
REQUIREMENTS AS PER THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED, WE MAY ACCEPT THE APPLICATION AND
SEND IT TO THE CONSULATE.
HOWEVER, PLEASE BE ADVISED IF THE APPLICATION IS RETURNED BY THE EMBASSY
REQUESTING THE MISSING DOCUMENTS OR ANY OTHER MISSING OR INCORRECT INFORMATION,
THE APPLICANT MUST ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DELAY THAT MAY OCCUR IN
PROCESSING THE APPLICATION IN TIME FOR THEIR DATE OF TRAVEL.
Schengen Visa Information:
A Schengen visa has to be obtained from the Embassy of the country which is
your main destination. In case of travel to multiple Schengen countries, please
apply to the Embassy of the country where you will be staying for the maximum
number of days, or from the Point of First Entry into the Schengen Countries if
the duration of stay is the same in more than one Schengen Country
Please note that the above rule applies only in the case of a single,
consecutive trip to multiple Schengen countries, it does not apply to separate
trips to either one or more countries. If you are planning on separate trips to
one or more countries, you must apply to the embassy of your first port of
Therefore, please check your travel plans before applying at the Netherlands
Visa Application Centre in London
You should apply for your visa no more than 3 months in advance of your
intended travel date.
If you plan to apply for a Schengen visa at the Netherlands Visa
Application Centre, your main destination and the maximum period of stay in the
Schengen States must be in The Netherlands only. Please provide proof to
support this information.
Please follow click here
to obtain detailed
information on the Schengen regulations.
See the list of countries whose citizens need a visa to enter The Netherlands
by clicking Do I need a visa?
Applying for a visa
You must apply in person at the Netherlands Visa Application Center to lodge
Please note that holders of Schengen visas are still subject to immigration
control and are not guaranteed entry into any of the Schengen countries, even
though they may hold a valid visa for these countries.
||Please bring photocopies of both your passport (photo page and
UK-permit page) and of those original documents that you wish to keep (i.e.
marriage certificate, bank statement). Remember that the Embassy does not
return any documents.
||Family Member(s) of an EU/EEA national should bring the passport of the EEA
national and original Marriage Certificate or Birth Certificate .
||Children under 18 must have their birth certificate, authorization from both
parents or legal guardian(s) and their passport copies, in addition to the
other supporting documents.
Please note it is NOT the policy of the Embassy of the Kingdom of The
Netherlands to issue multiple entry visas for tourism purposes.
||Processing time if submitted via VFS
In general an application, once accepted by the V.A.C, takes 15 calendar days.
If possible we try to shorten this period.
In some cases the processing time may take longer.
Please make sure your (mobile) phone number is clearly mentioned on the
application form in case we need to contact you for further information.
||Omission: in case your application is incomplete
or additional information is necessary to take a decision on your visa
application, you may be asked to submit additional documents and/ or you may be
invited for an (additional) interview at the embassy In this case the
processing time takes generally 3 extra working days from the moment the
additional documents are submitted and/or the additional interview has been
completed. Please note that the Embassy and VFS do not accept additional
documents via email or fax. Additional information has to be send to VFS who
will submit the documents to the Embassy. Maximum omission time is 30 days.
||Consultation : for some nationalities, (such as Pakistan,
Bangladesh, Nigeria, Afghanistan and more) other Schengen countries need to be
consulted before issuing visa. This consultation process may take up to two
||Forwarding visa applications to national services (Ministry of
Foreign Affairs/ Immigration and Naturalization Service): if applications have
to be forwarded to The Netherlands for further enquiry, the processing time may
even take up to 2 months.
||Due to national legislation the Embassy is not allowed to provide information
about visa applications without written permission from the applicant.
Information request about visa applications by email, fax or telephone will not
||Status of my application: once your application has been submitted to the
Embassy for further processing you can check the status of your application
only 15 days after submission. This can be done only by telephone (
08713760023) between 15.00 – 16.00 hours on working days by the applicant
him/her self. Your personal details and passport number will be asked.
The Netherlands Visa Application Centre will accept your application but cannot
guarantee a visa as the decision to issue a visa and its duration is made by
the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in London only.
Along with the visa fees, there is a service charge of £26.80 (inclusive of
VAT) applicable per visa application.
Coin -operated Photocopier and Photo Booth are available for your use at the
centre, should you require it.
Travelers with Diplomatic & Service Passports, Death & Emergencies,
Caribbean, MVV & Orange Carpet Facility Please contact The Embassy of the
Kingdom of The Netherlands. Effective 1 May 2012 Orange Carpet applications can
be submitted at the Visa Application Centre between 8:30am – 10:00am (Monday –