Dutch visa is a form of permission or a pass for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in Netherlands. Dutch
visa is a stamp or form placed in your passport when you enter, and sometimes when you leave Netherlands.
A visa in your passport does not guarantee entry. That remains the right of the immigration officials in Netherlands.
Please note: In individual cases, you may be required to provide additional documents. Embassy rules and regulations can and do, very occationally change overnight.
We accept no responsibilty for any such changes. Also, we regret that we cannot, under any circumstances, intercede or take responsibilty for any transaction initiated directly between an applicant and the embassy.
There are two options to check whether you require a Dutch visa or not for your trip to Netherlands.
Check the current Dutch visa regulations from the Dutch foreign ministry from here or find the Dutch embassy in your country of permanent residence to obtain the visa application requirements for Netherlands.
The Dutch Embassies and Consular Offices are the only accredited Dutch Government agencies, who are permitted to grant Dutch visas in a different country.
Generally, to avoid any risks that can come up when getting on flights to Netherlands or at Dutch ports of entry due to possible miscommunication, visitors are highly adviced to apply with the Dutch Embassy and Consular Offices in your home country to get Dutch visas in advance of travelling.
The visa information below is provided by VisaHQ, who specialises in providing visa services to travellers in Canada, United Kingdom and United States.
The Dutch tourist visa requirement for nationals of Canada, UK and USA are shown above. If you are a permanent resident of either Canada or UK or USA, please select your nationality shown in your passport from the box appropriate box above, to see whether you will need a visa for Netherlands.
There are several types of Dutch visas available for travel to Netherlands:
Dutch tourist visa is issued for a limited time of leisure travel and no business activities permitted in Netherlands;
Dutch business visa is for participating in short term commerce in Netherlands;
Dutch Transit visa, is valid for 3 days or less, for transferring through port in Netherlands to a third destination;
On-arrival visa for Netherlands is given at a port of entry. This is different from not needing a visa at all, as the visitor sholud still get the visa before they can in fact seek to pass through immigration point in Netherlands;
Dutch spousal visa or partner visa, given to the spouse, civil partner or de facto partner of a resident or Dutch citizen.