FAQs on visas

- Do I have to make an appointment?
Yes, all persons wishing to apply for a visa at the visa section in London to visit the Netherlands or the Dutch Caribbean must have made a prior appointment. An appointment at the visa section of the Embassy can be made on working days between 10:00-12:00am by calling telephone number 020 7590 3200.

- Is it compulsory that one applies in person, also if travelling as a group?
Yes, all persons have to apply in person.

- Can I pay the visa fee by credit/debit card?
No, the visa fee can only paid in cash (£) or by postal order.

- How long will my application take to process?
The length of time it takes to process your application depends entirely on the circumstances of your case. However, processing time for a short term visa is generally 24-48 hours, for some nationalities 14 days. For long term visas (MVVs) the processing time is generally 3 - 6 months.

- Where can I obtain an adequate travel insurance?
Firstly, one's travel insurance policy should be covering medical expenses including emergency hospital treatment and repatriation. The policy must have been taken out with an insurance company in the UK and provide cover for all Schengen countries, with a minimum cover of EURO 30.000.
In case you are insured through your bank, you have to submit proof of this as well.
Please be advised that the so-called 'E111-form' or its successor, the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), is not an adequate travel insurance.

- Can I get a long-term multiple entry visa by submitting a hotel reservation for a short stay in The Netherlands?
No, it is not our policy to issue multiple entry visas on the basis of a hotel reservation.

- Is an invitation of the UK based office sufficient in case I will be regularly visiting its Dutch representative office?
No, you have to submit both; the letter from your UK employer as well as the original invitation from The Netherlands.
Please be advised that e-mail invitations are not accepted. All letters have to be on official letterhead.

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If - after having read the visa and visa-related information on this website - you have not found the answer to your question you can send an email to [email protected]