MVV for asylum family reunification in Beirut

If you are a family member of a refugee and want to reunite with your family in the Netherlands you need a long-stay visa (MVV). Your family member in the Netherlands must apply for your MVV at the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND).

The IND may ask the embassy to take your DNA or to hold an identifying interview.

After the IND approved your MVV you make an appointment at the embassy to collect your MVV.

DNA

Mail the IND letter to the embassy for your DNA-appointment. Mention in your email whether you stay in Syria or in Lebanon. Add a scan of your identity document.

Identifying interview

Mail the IND letter to the embassy for your interview appointment. Mention in your email whether you stay in Syria or in Lebanon. Add a scan of your identity document.

Appointment to collect your MVV

To collect your approved MVV you need an appointment. The embassy will use your personal data  (name, date of birth, nationality) as registered by the IND. Are your personal data incorrect? Then you first need to have them corrected by the IND before the embassy will give you an appointment.

Mail the IND approval letter to the embassy for an appointment date.

You can use the appointment mail for entry at the Lebanese border. Get yourself informed about the conditions for entry to Lebanon.

Border procedure in Lebanon

If you enter Lebanon under the category 'embassy visit' you will be allowed to enter only shortly before your appointment.

The embassy cannot contact the Lebanese border to facilitate your entry. In case you are not able to cross the border in time you can mail the embassy for a new appointment.

Are you a stateless Palestinian with a travel document issued by the Palestinian or Egyptian authorities? Then you always need to obtain a visa from the Lebanese embassy in Damascus.

Procedure at the embassy

Bring the following documents to your appointment:

  1. filled in MVV issue form
  2. your passport with a colour copy
  3. recent passport photo

You do not need to pay a fee for your MVV.

Temporary travel document (Laissez-Passer)

If you do not have a passport and IND approved that you obtain a laissez-passer, you also need to bring:

  1. filled in passport application form
  2. your identity card or the original identity extract as checked by the IND
  3. 2 additional passport photo's

You do not need to pay a fee for the laissez-passer.

Collect your MVV

After registration of your application the embassy will send your file to the Central Service Organisation in The Hague. Your passport must stay with the file. It takes around 9 days for your MVV to be ready. Do not book your ticket before you have received your MVV.

If you entered Lebanon on your identity card, you need to transfer the entry stamp to your travel document at the Lebanese Immigration General Security before you can travel to the Netherlands.