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FOR SHORT STAY (Stay up to 90 days)


Applications for short stay visas are accepted at the Visa Application Centre through prior appointments.

A secure payment of AED 117 must be made via a credit card on the website, for an immediate appointment confirmation. In return, you will be given a visa appointment letter and receipt.

The visa fees must be paid in cash at the Visa Application Centre at the time of application submission.

Each individual requires a separate appointment and will submit a separate application. For example, if a family or group of five is applying for visas, then 5 appointments must be made.

Appointments are in high demand; applicants are requested to arrange well in advance of their visa appointment.

Appointments scheduled under one Application Centre cannot be transferred or changed to another Application Centre. For example, an appointment for Abu Dhabi cannot be transferred or changed to Dubai and vice versa. The fees once paid cannot be transferred or refunded. A fresh appointment and a new service charge will be applicable.  

If the payment is unsuccessful, a new appointment can be scheduled only after 1 hour.

Please email us at info.netherlandsuae@vfshelpline.com in case you face any issues while scheduling your appointment with the following details:

  • Name
  • Passport number
  • Contact number

Alternatively you may call us at 04 205 5712 further assistance.

Rescheduling an appointment:


You are allowed to reschedule your appointment twice and up to 2 working days prior to your scheduled date.

Further change in date will be considered as a fresh appointment and a new service charge will be applicable.

Cancelling an appointment:


If you wish to cancel your appointment, the service charges cannot be refunded. Appointments can be cancelled only 2 days prior to the scheduled date.
In order to make a new appointment and a service charge payment will be applicable.

Terms and conditions


The service charges are non-refundable in the following situations and a new appointment will have to be scheduled:

  • you miss your appointment on the scheduled date
  • you are delayed for your appointment and cannot be accommodated on the same day
  • your application is incomplete as per the guidelines and the application cannot be accepted
  • If you are unable to proceed with your appointment as you have selected the Visa Application Centre location incorrectly.
  • you decide not to proceed with the application
  • you cancel your appointment

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