How to Obtain a Visa for the Netherlands

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How-to-Obtain-a-Visa-for-the-Netherlands.jpgIndividuals who wish to stay in the Netherlands can do so based on a visa, issued for a period of time that suits their purpose. In order to obtain a visa for the Netherlands, an application is submitted in the country of residence or with the Dutch authorities. Our Netherlands immigration specialists are ready to assist you if you have questions about traveling to the country and staying here for different periods of time.

Visiting the Netherlands

Individuals who are EU or EEA citizens and Swiss citizens do not need a visa to visit the Netherlands for a maximum period of 90 days. However, if the stay extends past four months, individuals need to apply for registration with the Municipal Personal Records Database.  A short-stay visa is required for all other citizens and t has a validity period of 90 days. Depending on the travel route, individuals may need to obtain a Schengen visa.
A transit visa is required for those individuals who are only passing through a Dutch airport and are citizens of selected countries. One of the experts at our Dutch law firm is able to give you additional information about the application procedure for individuals visiting the Schengen area or from elsewhere around the world.

Staying in the Netherlands

All individuals who wish to spend more than 90 days in the Netherlands (in an 180 day period) must apply for an authorization for a temporary stay. This is also applicable to EU residents and their family members. 
Individuals may apply for their needed type of Dutch visa with the Dutch embassy or consulate in their country of residence. You may contact our law firm in the Netherlands for other related information once you arrive in the country, such as the employment requirements for foreigners.