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

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 Ireland, you can apply for this visa at the Netherlands embassy in Dublin.

Important notice!

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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How to apply for your long-stay visa (MVV) in Ireland?

You will need to make an appointment via the online appointment system to submit your long-stay visa application.

Walk-ins aren't accepted.

Processing time

The processing time is 15 calendar days (official holidays not included). Your passport will be sent to you by post. Please bring a self-addressed and sufficiently stamped (8 euro) envelope when you submit your application.

Any questions about the status of an application won't be answered if the 15 calendar days after the date of application haven't passed yet.

Important notice for MVV's for study

In case there are no timely appointment slots available for MVV - Study, please send an e-mail to the embassy mentioning your contact details and the start of your study programme. The embassy will inform you about the possibilities.

Any questions?

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