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  • 26 May 2019

    The minimum processing time of a visa application is 15 days. Applicants are advised to leave enough time between the appointment date and travel date to have their visa application processed. No guarantees can be given on the visa application’s return date as delays may occur.

    The Embassy is not in a position to update on the visa application status. This can only be done through the tracking application number you have received when you applied.

    Please note that your passport will be kept during the visa application process.

  • 18 April 2019

    Visa applications for the Netherlands return to VFS office from the 23 April 2019

    Do you live in Iran and do you need a short stay visa for the Netherlands? From the 23 April 2019 you have to apply for your visa at the VFS office in Tehran. If your visa application was submitted at the Embassy of the Netherlands before the 23rd of April, the passport is to be collected at the VFS office.

    The application procedure remains the same, you can find more information about required documents, processing time, etc. on this page.

    If you need a new appointment for your visa application, you can schedule an appointment to apply for a short stay visa here. After you have done this, you will receive further information about the appointment.

    Due to circumstances, the Embassy of the Netherlands will not be able to process the same amount of visa applications per day as before the 01 April 2019. This will result in longer waiting times for your appointment to submit your visa application.

    For more information, please refer to the website of the Embassy of the Netherlands.