Applying for a long-stay visa (MVV) for residents of Trinidad and Tobago
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 Trinidad and Tobago, you can apply for this visa at the Netherlands embassy in Port of Spain.
Due to the coronavirus, until at least 28 April 2020 you cannot apply for a long-stay visa (MVV) at an embassy or a consulate-general.
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
If you live in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, you can also submit your visa application at the Dutch embassy in Trinidad & Tobago.
Afterwards you travel back with your passport to your country of origin and send us the passport back with a prepaid self-addressed airway bill for return.
Make an appointment via our online appointment system.
Check the status of your visa application.
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