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Tourism

Overview

This visa is solely for the purpose of leisure travel including vacationing, cruising, sightseeing and other recreational activities. If during any portion of their visit to Netherlands the applicant intends to engage in business, or official duties he/she must refer to other relevant visa categories.

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 USD 18.5 (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 Tourist Visa
pdf_icon Passport Submission Letter

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.

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:
  • Arrow Blue Show you looking directly at the camera
  • Arrow Blue Show your skin tones naturally
  • Arrow Blue Have appropriate brightness and contrast
  • Arrow Blue 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:
  • Arrow Blue Be colour neutral
  • Arrow Blue Show your eyes open and clearly visible-no hair across your eyes
  • Arrow Blue 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
  • Arrow Blue Be taken with a plain light-coloured background
  • Arrow Blue 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:

  • Arrow Blue Be colour neutral
  • Arrow Blue 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)
  • Arrow Blue Make sure that the frames do not cover any part of your eyes.
  • Head coverings :
  • Arrow Blue 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:

  • Arrow Blue 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.