Airport Transit

Overview

Please note that India passport holders do not require airport transit visa. Nationals of certain countries would need an airport transit visa to change aircraft at an airport in a Schengen country. The list of those countries is given below:

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  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Congo, the Democratic Republic
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • * Exempt (for NL): Flight crew

    * Exempt (for NL): Holders of Diplomatic & Service Passports

Visa Fees

Visa fees applicable are listed in the table below:-

Visa Category Visa Fee in Euros Visa Fee in INR
Schengen Visa 60 4610
Children (between 6 - 12 Years) 35 2690

The applicable visa fees is payable in INR only as per the current exchange rate shared by the Embassy and are subject to change without any prior notice.

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

The fees can be paid only in cash.

  • 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%)

Kindly 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

The visa fee will be waived for applicants belonging to one of the following categories:

  • Children under 6 years;
  • School pupils, students, postgraduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake stays for the purpose of study or educational training;
  • Researchers from third countries travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research as defined in Recommendation No 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005 to facilitate the issue by the Member States of uniform short-stay visas for researchers from third countries travelling within the Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research;
  • representatives of non-profit organisations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organisations.

The visa fee may be waived for:

  • holders of diplomatic and service passports;
  • participants aged 25 years or less in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events, organized by non-profit organizations.

Low Tariff Visa Fee (€ 35) applies for citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine.

 

Documents Required

Airport Transit Visa


(Airport Transit Visa is not required for Indian passport holders. Below mentioned requirements are for other nationals. This visa entitles the holder to enter the international transit area of the airport but not the territory of The Netherlands.)**

Documents to be submitted with AIRPORT TRANSIT Application. -Click here
  • Important!

    • There is no legal right to a visa.
    • Incomplete applications cannot be processed and will not be accepted for submission.
    • No visa will be issued on additional pages of a passport.
    • Supporting documents from a referee must be included with the application for the visa and must not be sent directly to the Embassy of The Netherlands.
    • All copies of documents must be photocopied and in A4 size paper.
    • Each application must be supported by a copy of all the requisite documents.
    • The above list of requirements is not final. In individual, cases further documents may also be requested for.
    • If the applicant is below the age of 18 years, birth certificate needs to be submitted along with all the other documents. Incase birth certificate is not in English, its English translation attested by a Notary will be required

 

Processing Time

The legal processing time for a Schengen visa is 15 calendar days. Applicants are advised to make an appointment at least 3 weeks prior to their departure date, however, no earlier than three (3) months prior to their departure to the Netherlands.

In the period March, April, May and June applicants are advised to book at least 4 weeks prior to their departure to the Netherlands in view of peak season.

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Airport Transit Visa


(Airport Transit Visa is not required for Indian passport holders. Below mentioned requirements are for other nationals. This visa entitles the holder to enter the international transit area of the airport but not the territory of The Netherlands.)**

Required documents


Document checklist – Airport Transit

Additional Mandatory documents required for West & South India along with documents mentioned in above checklist::


  • Photocopy of the Bio Data Page of the Current Passport( First and Last Page)
  • Photocopies of Bio Data Page of the Old Passport including visa copies to be enclosed with the application if mentioned on the Travel History Form

Important!


  • As some countries have visa upon arrival one must submit a confirmatory letter or fax from the Immigration authorities of the country to be visited.
  • Minor applicants (less than 18 years) must possess individual passports along with a written consent from both their parents’ as well as both the parents’ signatures on the visa application form. A copy of both the parents’ passports should be included to authenticate the signatures on the consent letter. Copy of the death certificate or custody proof should be provided, where applicable.
  • Each application must be supported by a copy of all the requisite documents.
  • Applicants who have a valid visa / residence permit for the USA, Canada, Japan or an EEA- member state are exempted from an airport transit visa for The Netherlands. This applies as well for holders of Diplomatic or Service (special) passports and holders of a Flight Crew member’s License.

The above list of requirements is not final; in individual cases further documents may be requested for and you may be called for an interview.