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

As of 26 June 2020 you can apply for certain categories of MVV at  the Dutch embassy in Seoul:

  1. Persons with an expired MVV sticker who were not able to travel due to COVID-19
  2. If your MVV appointment was cancelled due to COVID-19: you can only apply if your MVV fits into a certain category

Send an email to seo-ca@minbuza.nl to make an appointment and find out if you can apply.

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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Long-stay visa for residents of this country or region

To apply for your visa, make an appointment via our online appointment system.

If you have already applied for a visa, you can check the status of your application.