Return Visa

Overview

This visa applies for foreign nationals, who have obtained long-term residence permit on the territory of the Kingdom of Netherlands on permanent basis. This is return visa and applies for those holders who had lost ID / Residence card, this visa applies for those holders whose ID / Residence card has been stolen or expired as well.

Applicants will have to provide evidence that they fall under this category.

The Schengen visa is only intended to allow a foreign national to visit the Netherlands and other Schengen countries for a limited period of time. If you wish to reside in the Netherlands for an extended period of time (more than 90 days), you need to apply for a long term visa directly at the Netherlands mission.

Visa Fees

Applicants applying at the Netherland Visa Application Centre shall be levied a service charge of LBP 27500 payable in Lebanese cash.

VISA EURO LBP
Schengen visa, normal tariff 60,00  100000
Schengen visa. Low tariff: (minors (6-11) 35,00 58000
Schengenvisa, low tariff: Visumfacilitation

Nationals from Bosnia - Herzegovina*, Georgia, Kosovo, FYROM (Macedonia)*, Moldova, Montenegro*, Russia, Serbia* and Ukraine.

Nationals from Armenia* and Azerbaijan above 12 years old.
35,00 58000
Caribbean visa (max. 30 days) 35,00 58000

* The European Union has concluded visa facilitation agreements with these countries.

Adult nationals of Albania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro are exempt from the visa requirement, provided that they hold a valid passport containing biometric data (fingerprints and facial image).

The Visa fees can be paid by Cash only. It is subject to change without notice. The fee is non-refundable.

The following categories do not have to pay the Schengen visa application fee:

  • children under six years of age
  • Nationals from Armenia* and Azerbaijan under 12 years old
  • pupils, students, graduates and accompanying teachers who are travelling for educational purposes
  • scientific researchers if invited by scientific institutions
  • The spouse, registered partner and children below 21 years of age as well as other dependent direct family members (children or parents from applicant or partner) of non-Dutch EU/EER Nationals travelling to or residing in another member state than that of which he/she is a national
  • Representatives of non-profit organizations aged 25 or less, participating in seminars, conferences, sports, or cultural or educational events
  • work-related visa for applicants employed by Dutch based International Organizations (OPCW/Intern. Tribunal, Unesco/ IHE/ ITC/ International Criminal Court (ICC)) and their family members who form permanently part of the household.

Please note that satisfactory proof must be submitted to establish that one of the above exemptions applies.

The visa application fee is fixed in Euros but payable in local currency. The exchange rate between these currencies is decided by the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and is updated periodically.

Documents Required

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In addition to the compulsory documentation required, the following documentation is required for applicants under the age of 18:

  • The application form needs to be signed by both parents or legal custodian to travel abroad. If the applicant is under custody of only one parent a certificate showing this is required, copy of the document will be collected while submission of the documents.
  • Where a child under the age of 18 is travelling alone, the consent of both parents or guardians is required. If the child is travelling with one parent, the consent of the other parent is required. This signed parental consent must be accompanied by a copy of the consenting parent's passport or national identity card showing the bearer's signature. Where only one parent has total custody, a Court Order bestowing sole custody of this child must be shown.
  • 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

A Photograph submitted with the application for a visa should comply with the following specifications:

  • Must be an up-to-date photograph (dated max 6 month old)
  • Must be a color photograph printed on normal photographic paper
  • Should be sized between 35 – 45 mm
  • Full face taken straight forward 30 mm from point of the chin to top of hair
  • Taken against a white background
  • Without sunglasses
  • Without hat or other head covering unless you wear this for religious reasons
  • Spectacles should not have toned or reflecting glasses
  • The frame of the spectacles may not cover the eyes

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Please note that the Visa application Centre may not accept photographs that do not meet these specifications. In case photos are not meeting the requirements mentioned above Submission Officer might ask to provide updated / recent photos.

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.

The legal processing time for a Schengen visa is 15 calendar days. Please note that your passport will be kept during the visa application process.

Please be advised that due to the above mentioned minimum processing time, we are not able to guarantee the return of passports by specific dates for travel.

Please be sure to submit your visa application well in advance, to avoid any inconveniences.

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.