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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

Visa Fees (Short Stay) 80 326 For each application
Carribean Visa 80 326 For each application
Children below 6-11 years 40 163 For each application
Carribean Visa (Children below 6-11 years 40 163 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. 35 142 For each application
MVV Visa (Machtiging Voorlopig Verblijf) different fees depending on type of mvv) 120 489 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 .

Documents Required

Instructions for applicants below 18 years

For minors (under the age of 18), application form must be signed by both parents/legal guardians. Copies of both parents’ passports are required with the below consent letter.

PDF Icon Checklist Tourism Visa
PDF Icon Consent letter for minors travelling abroad

Photo Specifications

Requirements for photos

Photos for passports must meet certain requirements. There are rules about size, quality, background, facial appearance, position, expression, glasses, lighting and framing.


  • Size of photo

    The size must be 35 mm x 45 mm (width x height).

  • Width of face

    Between 16 mm and 20 mm (excluding ears).

  • Length of face

    11 years and over: between 26 mm and 30 mm (chin to crown).

    Under 11: between 19 mm and 30 mm (chin to crown).


The head must be framed as follows:

  • head shown in full
  • head centred.

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From left to right: 1. Head not shown in full. 2. Head not centred. 3. Correct.

Quality of photo

Photos must:

  • be in colour
  • be a true likeness
  • be no more than 6 months old at the date of application
  • be a natural representation
  • be sharp, with sufficient contrast and detail
  • be undamaged
  • not be reproductions (copies)
  • unaltered by computer software
  • be printed on high-quality, smooth photo paper
  • have a minimum resolution of 400 dpi.

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From left to right: 1. Out of focus. 2. Insufficient contrast. 3. Correct.


The lighting must be as follows:

  • even
  • not over- or underexposed
  • no shadow on the face or in the background
  • no reflection on the face
  • no reflection caused by accessories.

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From left to right: 1. Reflection (white spots). 2. Shadow on face. 3. Correct.


The position must be as follows:

  • head facing forward
  • eyes horizontally aligned
  • head not tilted
  • shoulders straight.

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From left to right: 1. Head tilted. 2. Correct.


The background must be as follows:

  • light grey, light blue or white
  • even
  • all one colour
  • all one shade
  • contrast sufficiently with the head.

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From left to right: 1. Background is not all one colour. 2. Correct.


The requirements for glasses are as follows:

  • eyes fully visible
  • glasses fully transparent
  • no distortion due to reflection from the glasses
  • no shadow.

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From left to right: 1. Eyes not fully visible. 2. Correct.

Facial appearance

The requirements for facial appearance are as follows:

  • head uncovered
  • face fully visible
  • eyes fully visible.

Ears do not have to be visible as long as the full width of the face is shown.

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From left to right: 1. Eyes not fully visible. 2. Correct.


The requirements for expression are as follows:

  • neutral expression
  • looking straight at the camera
  • mouth closed.

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From left to right: 1. Mouth not closed. 2. correct.

Exception for religious reasons

If you keep your head covered because of your religion or belief, then you may keep your head covering on for your photo. The head covering must be one colour, have an even shade and must contrast with the background.

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From left to right: 1. Face not fully visible. 2. Correct.

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From left to right: 1. Face not fully visible. 2. Correct.

Exception for children under the age of 6

Children under the age of 6 do not have to meet the following requirements:

  • Position: ‘eyes horizontally aligned, ‘head not tilted’ and ‘shoulders straight’
  • Expression: ‘neutral expression’, ‘looking straight at the camera’ and ‘mouth closed’
  • If the child needs to be supported, this must not be visible on the photo. 

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From left to right: 1. Visible support. 2. Correct.

Exception for physical or medical reasons

You may not be able to comply with all the requirements for physical or medical reasons. If it has any doubts, the organisation issuing the travel document or identity document has the right to ask you to provide a medical certificate as proof.

What is/isn’t allowed?

Photos for passports, identity cards and driving licences: what is/isn’t allowed
Item Is this allowed?
Beard Yes
Wig Yes
Different hairstyle Yes
Long fringe Yes, but not too long: eyes and face must be fully visible.
Child with eyes shut No
Glasses Yes, applicants may decide themselves whether or not to wear glasses in the photo.
Oxygen or feeding tube Yes
Lipstick or other makeup Yes
Lipstick or other makeup Yes
Earrings Yes
Cap or hat No, applicants can only wear head coverings for reasons of religion or belief, or if they have suffered hair loss due to medical treatment and wish to cover their head on the photo. Such head coverings must be of one colour and an even shade.
The same photo as in the previous document Preferably not, and the photo may not be over 6 months old

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

PDF Icon Consent Form

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