Business/conference/training

Overview

A business visa is required if the applicant intends to conduct business or commercial activities. for example meetings, conference, trainings, Trade Fairs, etc. . Such visas can only be issued to applicants not being paid for work by an entity within The Netherlands. If the applicant intends to undertake paid work in The Netherlands they will need to obtain a work permit.

Visa Fees

Please note that VFS Global offers an additional optional service for visa applicants in Lebanon. VFS Charges an extra service fee for this service, to be paid by the applicant.

  • For the official visa fees charged by the Dutch government, click here.
  • VFS service charge:

Apart from the visa fee, VFS service charge in LBP 27500 (for submission with biometrics) inclusive of VAT per application will be levied for applicants applying at the visa application centre.

  • Visa Fee Payment can only be made in cash.
  • All fees are non-refundable.

Documents Required

pdf_icon Checklist Business Visa
pdf_icon Passport Submission Letter
  • Complete the online Schengen visa application form, print it out and take it to your appointment. It is strongly recommended to complete the form using the online portal instead of the paper format.
  • The portal will guide you through the application questions and will make sure you do not forget to enter any necessary values.

Online visa application form

Photo Specifications

Photograph Quality

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  • The photographs must be:
  • arrow_blue No more than 6-months old
  • arrow_blue 35-40mm in width
  • arrow_blue Close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70 -80% of the photograph
  • arrow_blue In sharp focus and clear
  • arrow_blue Of high quality with no ink marks or creases

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  • The photographs must:
  • photo_a Show you looking directly at the camera
  • photo_b Show your skin tones naturally
  • photo_c Have appropriate brightness and contrast
  • photo_d Be printed on high quality paper, and at high resolution Photographs taken with a digital camera must be high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper.


Style and lighting

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  • The photographs must be:
  • Be colour neutral
  • Show your eyes open and clearly visible-no hair across your eyes
  • Show you facing square on to the camera, not looking over one shoulder (portrait style) or tilted, and showing both edges of your face clearly
  • Be taken with a plain light-coloured background
  • Be taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows or flash reflections on your face and no red eye


Glasses and head covers

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  • If you wear glasses:

  • Be colour neutral
  • The photograph must show your eyes clearly with no flash reflection off the glasses, and no tinted lenses (if possible, avoid heavy frames - wear lighter framed glasses if you have them)
  • Make sure that the frames do not cover any part of your eyes.
  • Head coverings :
  • Are not permitted except for religious reasons, but your facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of your face must be clearly shown.


Expression and frame

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  • Your photographs must:

  • Show you alone (no chair backs, toys or other people visible), looking at the camera with a neutral expression and your mouth closed.

Processing Time

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

Download Forms


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Important:

  • Complete the online Schengen visa application form, print it out and take it to your appointment. It is strongly recommended to complete the form using the online portal instead of the paper format.
  • The portal will guide you through the application questions and will make sure you do not forget to enter any necessary values.