Visa applications return to VFS office from the 23rd of April 2019

Do you live in Iran and do you need a short stay visa for the Netherlands? From the 23rd of April 2019 you have to apply for your visa at the VFS office in Tehran. If your visa application was submitted at the Embassy of the Netherlands before the 23rd of April, the passport is to be collected at the VFS office.

The application procedure remains the same, you can find more information about required documents, processing time, etc. on this page.

If you need a new appointment for your visa application, you can schedule an appointment to apply for a short stay visa here. After you have done this, you will receive further information about the appointment.

Due to circumstances, the Embassy of the Netherlands will not be able to process the same amount of visa applications per day as before the 1st of April 2019. This will result in longer waiting times for your appointment to submit your visa application.

How long does the decision take?

Once you have received your appointment and have submitted your application, it takes about 15 calendar days before a decision is taken by the authorities in the Netherlands.

Collect your passport (without appointment)

After a decision is taken, you will be informed by the VFS office and can collect your passport with the receipt of your visa application at the VFS office.