Applying for an airport transit visa in Singapore
If you live in Singapore and want to apply for an airport transit visa for the Netherlands, find out about the rules and how to apply.
What do I need to do?
- You must submit a passport or other travel document issued within the last 10 years. This must have at least 2 blank pages and be valid for at least another 3 months after the date of your transit through the airport in the Netherlands.
- You must submit a completed and signed Schengen visa application form. In the online form indicate ‘airport transit’ as the main purpose of your journey. Each person travelling with you on your travel document must submit their own visa form. Forms for children under the age of 18 need to be signed by a parent or guardian.
- Bring a photo that meets the Dutch requirements for passport photos.
- When you submit your application your fingerprints will be taken. These will be held for 5 years. Some applicants, such as children under the age of 12, do not need to have their fingerprints taken.
- You will be charged a fee for your application. If you apply through an external service provider you will also have to pay an extra fee to the provider.
You must also provide a number of documents to ensure that your application is assessed correctly.
See the airport transit checklist (PDF, 228 KB).
How much does a visa cost?
When you apply for a visa at a Dutch embassy or consulate, you must pay a fee. You can find the fee on the fees page. If you apply through an external service provider, such as a visa agency, you will have to pay an extra fee to the provider.
How long does it take?
The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you intend to travel. You should apply no later than 15 working days in advance.
In most cases, you will be informed within 15 calendar days whether your application has been successful. Sometimes it can take up to 30 days if more time is needed, and up to 60 days in exceptional cases, for example if extra documents are required.
Some Schengen member states want to exchange information on visa applicants. This check (known as ‘consultation’) is mandatory for certain nationalities and can take up to 7 days. Your application will also be checked in the Schengen Information System (SIS II). In addition, your application details will be checked and saved in the Visa Information System (VIS).
Applying for a visa in this country or region
To cater to the ever growing amount of visa applicants, the Embassy has decided to outsource the handling of visa applications to VFS Global Services. Make an appointment at VFS Global Services to apply for your visa.
The visa Call Center can be reached Monday - Friday from 08.00 - 15.00 (except Public Holidays) on tel: +65 6226 0915 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Before making an appointment, please make sure that you meet all requirements and have filled out all necessary documents. You can find the requirements on the VFS Global Services website.
Application at the VFS Visa Application Center of the Netherlands is only possible if the Netherlands is the main destination of your journey.
A fee of the equivalent of 60 EUR, to be paid in local currency, applies to applicants irrespective of the type of visa applied for, which is non-refundable. VFS charges an additional fee for serving you at their counter. The fee has to be paid at time of application. There are general exemptions and lower rates for children of a certain age.