Objecting to the decision to refuse your visa application

You can object if your application for a visa for the Netherlands is refused.

Objections must be submitted in writing

If your application for a visa for the Netherlands has been refused, you will receive an official letter explaining the decision. You will then have 4 weeks to object to this decision in writing. Read the letter to find out how to lodge an objection. The address you need to send your objection to will also be given in the letter.

Authorising another person to lodge an objection

You can write a letter authorising another person to lodge an objection on your behalf. The letter of authorisation must be written in one of the following languages:

  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • English

No refund of visa application fees

If your visa application is refused, the application fee you paid will not be refunded.