Applying for a long-stay visa (MVV) for residents of Cuba
If you want to stay in the Netherlands for longer than 90 days, you may need a residence permit. In many cases you will also have to apply for a long-stay visa before you travel to the Netherlands. This visa is also called an authorisation for temporary stay (MVV).
In Cuba, you can apply for this visa at the Netherlands embassy in Havana.
Coronavirus/Covid-19: until further notice it isn't possible for residents of Jamaica to apply for or pick-up an MVV at the Dutch embassy in Havana, Cuba.
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. Please check if you can make an appointment via the appointment system. Are there no dates available? Then it is not yet possible to submit an application.
Do I need an MVV and/or a residence permit?
You should check whether you need an MVV and/or a residence permit. This depends on things like your nationality and the purpose of your stay.
Applying for a residence permit and an MVV
You can apply for a residence permit and an MVV in two ways:
- through a host in the Netherlands (such as an employer, family member or educational institution)
- in person at a Dutch embassy or consulate.
If you have a host in the Netherlands, in most cases your host will have to submit the application to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND).
First check whether you need to take the civic integration examination.
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Long-stay visa for residents of this country or region
You can make an online appointment to apply for your visa at the Netherlands embassy in Havana.
Point of attention regarding visa appointments
At the moment it is very busy with Schengen and airport transit visa applications at the Netherlands embassy in Havana. Therefore it might be possible that you aren't able to book an appointment.
Unfortunately the embassy doesn't have the capacity to facilitate any other visa appointments besides the ones that are available via the online appointment system. We therefore advise you to check the appointment system on a regular basis as sometimes appointments are being cancelled and these timeslots will then become available for others.