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Family Members of EU EEA National

OVERVIEW

Visa Facilitation for family members of EU/EEA and Swiss nationals

Family member means:

Family members are:

  • Spouse/partner/common law spouse
  • The direct descendants (children) who are under the age of 21 or are dependents, and those of the spouse or partner.
  • The dependent direct relatives in the ascending line (e.g. parents) and those of the spouse or partner.

Applicant will have to provide evidence that he/she falls under this category. Applications for Schengen visas for this purpose is free of charge; service fees are applicable if application is handed in at a visa service center.

Important notice:

This procedure does not apply to family members of Dutch nationals travelling to or living in the Netherlands, unless they have recently worked/lived in another EU/EER country or Switzerland.

Directive 2004/38/EC governs visa facilitation and visa exemptions for family members with a visa-required nationality of EU/EEA/Swiss nationals who are exercising (or have exercised) their right of free movement. They may be entitled to a relaxed (free of charge and accelerated) visa procedure. An EU/EEA/Swiss national is exercising his/her right of free movement if he/she moves to or resides in (or has recently moved to or resided in) a member state other than that of which he/she is a national.

Eligibility

You are eligible if you can prove objectively that all of the following requirements are met:

  1. You are a family member of an EU/EEA/Swiss national.
  2. (this includes a spouse, registered partner, child who is under 21 or a depending family member); and

  3. you are accompanying the EU/EEA/Swiss national or planning to join him/her; and
  4. this EU/EEA/Swiss national is travelling to or is residing in another member state than that of which he/she is a national.

If you think you qualify for visa facilitation you will need to show proof that you meet all of these criteria when you submit your Schengen visa (type C) application. The accelerated procedure means that you need not answer the questions on the Schengen visa application form marked with an asterisk (*), which are numbers 19, 20, 31, 32, 33 and fewer supporting documents are required. Family members of EU, EEA or Swiss citizens must present documents to prove their relationship and fill in fields no 34 and 35 of the visa application form. The Schengen visa fee will be waived.

Detailed information about the procedure for verification against EU-law is available on the website of the IND: https://ind.nl/en/other/eu-eea/Pages/Family-member-with-different-nationality.aspx

Visa free travel

If you are in the possession of a valid residence permit for Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus (Rep.), Ireland, Romania, or the United Kingdom explicitly stating ‘family member of an EEU/EA/Swiss national’, you do not need a visa to enter the Netherlands.

Visa Fee

CHARGE TYPE AMOUNT IN EUROS AMOUNT IN QAR REMARKS
Visa Fees (Short Stay) 80 343 For each application
Carribean Visa 80 343 For each application
Children below 6-11 years 40 171 For each application
Carribean Visa (Children below 6-11 years 40 171 For each application
Children Below 0-6 years 0 0 Free Of Charge
Visa –Low rate-:Visa facilitation for citizens of Armenia.Azerbaijan,Kosovo, Ukraine and Russia. 35 150 For each application
MVV Visa (Machtiging Voorlopig Verblijf) different fees depending on type of mvv) 120 515 For each application
Covid-19 Measure Fee 2 9 For each application

Please note:

  • The applicable visa fee in QAR is as per the current exchange rate. It is subject to change without notice due to sudden foreign exchange fluctuations.
  • All payments will be collected in local currency (cash only) as per the local exchange rate.
  • Applicant shall be levied a service charge of QAR 67 per application over and above visa fees .
  • Please note: Covid -19 Measure Fee is a non-refundable Fee.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

Visa facilitation for family members of EU/EEA/Swiss nationals

If you apply for a visa to visit the Netherlands or the represented countries on, you need the documents as per below checklist.

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Photo Specifications

As a part of biometric data collection, your digital photograph will be taken with full face visible and without sunglasses or tinted spectacles or head covering, unless worn for religious or medical reasons. Your face should be clearly visible with no hair across the eyes.

Your photograph must be taken according to the ICCAO standard. See the Photomatrix Guidelines 2020 (originally meant for the photograph you had to bring) for examples of what is accepted and what is not.

Processing Time

The processing time for a Schengen visa is a minimum of 15 working days approximately.. Given the current peak-season it could be much to our regret, that the processing time will be exceeded by several days. 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 received when you applied. 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 note that your passport will be kept during the visa application process.

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

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.

Download Forms

To Fill Application Form Click Here

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Important Note:

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