Airport Transit


Nationals of certain countries also need an airport transit visa to change aircraft at an airport in a Schengen country. See the list of countries whose nationals need an airport transit visa.

Visa Validity

When you receive your visa, please read it carefully and inform the Netherlands Visa Application Centre if you find an error. Correction of any errors discovered after leaving the Visa Application Centre will require new visa registration and payment of new handling fee. The validity of your visa indicates the dates between which you should enter AND leave the Schengen.

The length of your stay in the Schengen area is limited to the number of days indicated on your visa, even if your visa-sticker has a longer validity. If you overstay, you risk a two year visa sanction for all Schengen countries.

When a visa is valid for more than six months, the duration of stays is 90 days in every 180-day period. If you get a multiple entry visa you may leave and return any number of times within the 180-day period, but the combined stay within the region must not total more than 90 days.

Application for a Minor

If you are applying for a Schengen visa for a minor, on the application day you also have to bring the original Birth Certificate of the minor and a copy of the identity papers (with the signature) of both parents. Both of the parents of the minor have to attend the application to sign in front of the submission officer. If one or both of the parents cannot attend on the application day, they have to submit a Notarial letter signed by the parent or parents who are unable to attend the application appointment.

If you are applying for a Schengen visa for a minor who will be travelling alone or with 1 parent, you also have to submit a declaration of consent from both parents, stating that the minor has permission to travel.

If relevant also bring a court judgment stating which parent has been allocated parental responsibility for the minor and a declaration from the minor’s school consenting to their absence.

Visa Fees

Schengen visa for normal tariff Php  3,700 Php1,620 Php  5,320
Schengen vis for children 6-11  years Php  2,160 Php1,620 Php  3,780
Schengen visa for children below the age of 6 0 Php1,620 Php1,620

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 organised 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, organised by non-profit organisations.

Low Tariff Schengen Visa Fee (€ 35) applies for citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kosovo and Russia and for non-biometric passport holders from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Georgia and Ukraine (biometric passport holders have their fee waived).

Documents Required

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  • At your appointment, you are requested to bring a completed checklist and A4 photocopies of all your supporting documents as per the stated requirements.
  • Please enclose all the above documents in 1 long brown envelope. Please do not write anything on the envelope

Photo Specifications

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Processing Time

The legal processing time for a Schengen visa is 15 calendar days. Applicants are strongly advised to make an appointment well in advance of the travel date so that their application is submitted at VFS at least 3 to 4 weeks before the travel date but no earlier than three (3) months prior to their departure to the Netherlands. Please be aware that in the run-up to holidays (generally the period March up to and including July) and festive seasons the waiting time to get an appointment increases considerably.

After applying for your visa, you will not be able to borrow your passport back while your visa application is being processed.  

Also, kindly only make travel plans that you can cancel until your passport has been returned to you.

Download Forms

Please click below to download the Visa Application Form:

  Visa Application Form (Schengen)