Applying for a long-stay visa (MVV) for residents of Finland

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 Finland, you can apply for this visa at the Netherlands embassy in Helsinki.

Due to the coronavirus, the possibilities to apply for an MVV at an embassy or consulate general are limited. Please check if you can make an appointment via the online 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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How to apply for a long-stay visa in Finland?

You can apply for a long stay visa at the Netherlands embassy in Helsinki.

Make an appointment via the online appointment system.

Check the status of your MVV application.

Long-stay (MVV) applications from persons living in Estionia, Latvia and Lithuania

If you live in Estionia, Latvia or Lithuania you can send an email to the Netherlands embassy in Helsinki to make an appointment. The embassy will inform you about the procedure.