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HOW TO APPLY

Step 1 :

Applications for visa for the Netherlands and the Caribbean parts of the Netherlands are accepted at the Joint Visa Application Centre in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Step 2 :

Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how long it will take to process your application, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Consulate Support Office in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Step 3 :

  • Please go to the link “Short Term Visas” to understand details of various visas.

Step 4 :

  • Visit the Netherlands Visa Application Centre (JVAC) in Dubai or Abu Dhabi by scheduling an appointment on this website, make sure you bring your passport, photographs, completed forms and all supporting documents as per checklist and payment instructions. Applicable service charges will be charged. To fill online form click here

Step 5 :

The standard processing time for a Schengen visa will take a minimum of 3 weeks. However due to peak season the process may take longer than expected. Here the embassy is not in a position to update you on the visa application status, this can only be done through the tracking application number which you would have received, once you apply for the visa.

Step 6 :

Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Application Centre.

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