Visas for the Netherlands

If you want to travel to the Netherlands you might need a visa.  The Visa Advisor helps you determine whether you need a visa, and if so what type.

What types of visas are there?

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Whether or not you need a visa depends on things like your nationality, destination and length of stay. Read the visa pages to see if you need a visa and how you can apply for one.

Airport transit visa

If you are transferring to another flight at a Dutch airport, you might need an airport transit visa.

Short-stay visa

A short-stay visa (Schengen visa) allows you to stay in the Netherlands for a maximum of 90 days. Besides the Netherlands, it is also valid in the other Schengen countries.

Long-stay visa

If you want to stay in the Netherlands for longer than 90 days, you might need a long-stay visa. This is also called an authorisation for temporary stay (MVV).

Caribbean visa

If you are planning a trip to the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands you might need a Caribbean visa. This will allow you to visit Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten.

Visa facilitation

If you want to travel to the Netherlands with a family member who is an EU, EEA or Swiss national or join them there, you can apply for a visa facilitation.

No visa required but rules apply

Even if you do not need a visa, there are rules on travelling to the Netherlands without a visa.