Travelling on a visa

Even if you have a visa you may still be subject to checks during your trip. If you want to travel to the Netherlands you must meet certain requirements.

Step-by-step guide to applying for a visa

  1. Choose the right visa
  2. Apply for a visa in your country
  3. Travel with a visa or object to the decision to refuse your application

Entering and staying in the Schengen area

You must at all times meet the requirements for travelling without a visa. For example, you must have enough money for a return ticket.

If you do not meet these requirements you may be refused entry to a Schengen country or the Schengen area.

Extending a visa

You can only extend a short-stay visa in emergencies, for example if you become ill. Strict conditions apply.