Visa applications in New Zealand with VFS Global in Auckland
From 13 December 2019, you will be able to apply for a short-stay visa for the Netherlands or the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom at the Netherlands Visa Application Centre (VFS Global) in Auckland.
External service provider
Our external service provider, VFS Global, will forward your application to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands. The ministry will assess your application.
VFS Global will charge an extra service fee of 32.50 NZD (New Zealand dollars) per applicant in addition to the regular fee charged for a Schengen visa or Caribbean visa.
Making an appointment
If you live in New Zealand and want to apply for a visa for the Netherlands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius or St Maarten, you can make an appointment online.
You will also still be able to submit your visa application to the embassy in Wellington.
Improved visa service
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs cooperates with external service providers to open up more front desks in locations closer to its customers, in order to reduce the travel burden. It is also keen to digitize the application process wherever possible. This will allow applicants to complete more stages of the visa application process online.