Applying for a short-stay Schengen visa

If you want to visit the Netherlands for a short stay (up to 90 days), you might need a visa. How you apply for a visa depends on your country. The Visa Advisor helps you determine whether you need a visa, and if so what type.

If the EU travel ban has been lifted for the residents of your country, you can apply for all visa categories. If the EU travel ban has not been lifted for the residents of your country, you can only apply for a visa if you fall under the exemption categories. Check the page " Q&A's Travel restrictions for the Netherlands" to see for which countries the EU travel ban has been lifted and what the exemption categories are. You cannot apply if the embassy/consulate general or the external service provider is not open for service.

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19, or coronavirus, many travelers have questions about their visa (applications). Check the frequently asked questions about visa issues.

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