EU Guidelines Application

Overview

Visa Facilitation for family members of EU/EEA and Swiss nationals

Family member means:

Family members are:

  • Spouse/partner/common law spouse
  • The direct descendants (children) who are under the age of 21 or are dependents, and those of the spouse or partner.
  • The dependent direct relatives in the ascending line (e.g. parents) and those of the spouse or partner.

Applicant will have to provide evidence that he/she falls under this category. Applications for Schengen visas for this purpose is free of charge; service fees are applicable if application is handed in at a visa service center.

Important notice: 

This procedure does not apply to family members of Dutch nationals travelling to or living in the Netherlands, unless they have recently worked/lived in another EU/EER country or Switzerland.

Directive 2004/38/EC governs visa facilitation and visa exemptions for family members with a visa-required nationality of EU/EEA/Swiss nationals who are exercising (or have exercised) their right of free movement. They may be entitled to a relaxed (free of charge and accelerated) visa procedure. An EU/EEA/Swiss national is exercising his/her right of free movement if he/she moves to or resides in (or has recently moved to or resided in) a member state other than that of which he/she is a national.

Eligibility

You are eligible if you can prove objectively that all of the following requirements are met:

        
  1. You are a family member of an EU/EEA/Swiss national.
    (this includes a spouse, registered partner, child who is under 21 or a depending family member); and
  2. you are accompanying the EU/EEA/Swiss national or planning to join him/her; and
  3. this EU/EEA/Swiss national is travelling to or is residing in another member state than that of which he/she is a national.

If you think you qualify for visa facilitation you will need to show proof that you meet all of these criteria when you submit your Schengen visa (type C) application. The accelerated procedure means that you need not answer the questions on the Schengen visa application form marked with an asterisk (*), which are numbers 19, 20, 31, 32, 33 and fewer supporting documents are required. Family members of EU, EEA or Swiss citizens must present documents to prove their relationship and fill in fields no 34 and 35 of the visa application form. The Schengen visa fee will be waived.

Detailed information about the procedure for verification against EU-law is available on the website of the IND: https://ind.nl/en/other/eu-eea/Pages/Family-member-with-different-nationality.aspx

Visa free travel

If you are in the possession of a valid residence permit for Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus (Rep.), Ireland, Romania, or the United Kingdom explicitly stating ‘family member of an EEU/EA/Swiss national’, you do not need a visa to enter the Netherlands.

 


Visa Fees

Visa Facilitation for family members of EU/EEA and Swiss nationals

Applicant will have to provide evidence that he/she falls under this category. Applications for Schengen visas for this purpose are free of charge

Service fees are applicable.

Please note:

The applicable visa fee in Indian Rupees is as per the current exchange rate. The fees need to be paid in cash and are subject to change without prior notice.

VFS Logistics INR 1139/- (All VFS’s service charges are inclusive of Goods & Service Tax –SGST @9% and CGST@@9%)

Optional Service – Courier @ INR 310/- per applicant (All VFS’s service charges are inclusive of Goods & Service Tax –SGST @9% and CGST@9%)

  • Optional Service – Premium Lounge @ INR 2055/- per applicant (All VFS’s service charges are inclusive of Goods & Service Tax –SGST @9% and CGST@9%)
  • Optional Service – SMS @ INR 85/- per applicant (All VFS’s service charges are inclusive of Goods & Service Tax –SGST @9% and CGST@9%)

Please note if you have not intimated staff at the time of submission that you would want to collect the passport from VFS Centre in New Delhi, additional amount INR 310/- will be charged per applicant

All fees should be paid in advance and are non-refundable.

Documents Required

Visa facilitation for family members of EU/EEA/Swiss nationals

If you apply for a visa to visit the Netherlands or the represented countries on, you need the documents as per below checklist.

Click here for the documents required

Photo Specifications

Processing Time

The legal processing time for a Schengen visa is 15 calendar days. Please note that your passport will be kept during the visa application process.

Download Forms

Short Stay Visa Application Form

Important Information

Dear Applicants,

Please be informed that the applicants might be contacted directly by the Embassy for information regarding additional documents or interview request through e-mail or phone. Therefore, please ensure that details are written in correct and readable format. It is also advisable to write the e-mail address in BLOCK LETTERS.

We humbly request you to adhere to this instruction to avoid delay in the visa processing.