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.

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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Applying through a host in the Netherlands

Applying yourself at an embassy or consulate

Long-stay visa for residents of this country or region

How to apply for your long-stay visa (MVV) in Ireland (until 31 January 2019)?

Make an appointment via our online appointment system.

Check the status of your visa application.

Check our contact page for contact details and opening times.

How to apply for your long-stay visa (MVV) in Ireland (as of 1 February 2019)?

For long-stay visa (MVV) please send an email in order to schedule an appointment.

Check the status of your visa application.

Check our contact page for contact details and opening times.