Documents to submit - family member of an EU/EEA national

Documents that have to be submitted are:
  1. One fully completed and signed application form. Please mention your daytime phone number with your full address. For minors (under 18) written approval by both parents or legal guardians with a copy of each parent's/guardian's passport is required.
  2. One recent standard-size passport colour photograph per person taken against a light background with good contrast, clear and of good quality, printed on normal photographic paper, not mounted and full face (without sunglasses or head covering, unless for religious belief).
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  3. The original, legalised marriage certificate or the original, legalised full birth certificate mentioning the name of the parents. If the marriage or birth certificate is in another language than Dutch, English, French or German, a translation by a sworn translator will have to be attached to the legalised marriage or birth certificate.
  4. The original passport of the EU spouse or parent.
  5. A return air or ferry ticket (fully booked) proving that the main destination of travel is the Netherlands and that the familiy members are travelling together.
EU spouses/parents do not have to be present at the time of the application, although the visa section retains the right to require the EU spouse/parent to present himself/herself.

In addition to the original documents, please bring photocopies of all documents with you when submitting your application.

The Visa Section has full authority to evaluate and request more documents than those submitted by the applicant. The latter is hereby informed that submitting the above-mentioned documents does not guarantee automatic issuance of a visa.

Visas can be issued free of charge to the spouse, children (under 21) and/or dependants of a European Union national upon submission of the above-mentioned original documents.