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Welcome to the website of the Visa Application Centre for The Netherlands in Qatar This site provides information on procedures for a short stay Schengen visa, long stay visa for the Netherlands or the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands / Qatar. The Kingdom of the Netherlands represents the following Schengen countries in Qatar for processing Schengen visas: Sweden and Slovakia

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  • European Union, Schengen country and United Kingdom nationals and residents plus members of their families, as well as residents of third countries on the list established by the EU can presently travel to the Netherlands. Please note this list is subject to change, according to developments regarding Covid-19.

    For countries still under the EU travel ban, there is a limited number of exemptions (where it ís possible to travel to the Netherlands).

    Visit the relevant page on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website to view the lists of countries, to learn more about the exemptions and to see if you can apply for a visa.

    Please note: your application will only enter the decision phase if it fulfills all Schengen visa requirements and explicitly and clearly meets the criteria for an exemption.

  • Temporary visa category partner in long-distance relationship

    A new temporary short-stay visa category ‘partner in long-distance relationship’ has been created by the Netherlands.

  • Additional Covid-19 fee and mandatory passport return by courier.

    2 euro Covid-19 fee:

    For the time being, until 31 December 2020 (subject to prolongation), the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs has given VFS permission to charge an additional ‘Covid-19 fee’ of 2 euros (or the equivalent in local currency) per application. This non-refundable allowance will be levied at the VAC.

    Passport return by courier:

    Until further notice, the use of a courier service for returning your passport(s) is mandatory. This measure has been taken to reduce the number of people in a particular Visa Application Centre.

  • The Netherlands Visa Application Center in Qatar partially re-opens on Thursday, 20th August for limited categories only.

    To check if you may apply, please visit:

    Until further notice, Schengen Member States have suspended visa representation for other Schengen member countries. This means that the Netherlands VAC, until further notice, only accepts visa applications for the Netherlands itself. Please contact the local representation of the Schengen state you are trying to apply for to receive more information.

    Attention: holding a Travel Medical Insurance (TMI) is a requirement to apply for a Schengen visa. The TMI has to cover any expenses that may arise in relation to repatriation for medical reasons and/or emergency treatment during the visa holder’s stay. Expenses made as a result of pandemic situations (including covid-19) cannot be excluded from coverage. Inclusion of pandemic situations should be explicitly mentioned in your TMI. If your TMI does exclude the coverage of pandemic situations, your application may be refused.

    Applicants falling under Long Distance Relationship (LDR) Visa please click the below URL:-

  • Visa Application Centre in Qatar moved to a new location .Starting Tuesday, 20 August 2020, applicants will be able to submit their visa applications at 1st Floor (102) Al Nuaimi Building Next to Oqba Ibn Nafie Metro Station, Airport Road Zone No 45, Po Box 232114
  • IMPORTANT - Changes in the rules for Schengen visa applications and increase of visa fees Read more
  • The minimum processing time of a visa application is 15 working days approximately. 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 Embassy is not in a position to update on the visa application status. This can only be done through the tracking application number your received when you applied.
  • Please note that your passport will be kept during the visa application process.
  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details – click here

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