If you wish to come to the Netherlands for more than 90 days, you have to apply for a Provisional Residence permit (mvv) and/or a residence permit at the Immigration- & Naturalisation Service (IND) in the Netherlands. An mvv is a visa that allows you entry to the Netherlands. You or your sponsor apply for an mvv and a residence permit at the same time. This is called the Entry and Residence Procedure (TEV procedure).

If you start the procedure you will receive a V-number. A V-number is a unique number, which is used for identification by the IND and cooperating organisations. The number is listed in the correspondence and is also printed on the backside of the residence document itself.

On this page you will find general information on how to apply for an mvv and/or a residence permit:

Visa for staying in the Netherlands for longer than 90 days: authorization for temporary stay (MVV)

If you want to visit the Netherlands for an uninterrupted period longer than 90 days, you must apply for an authorization for temporary stay (an MVV) at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Doha. First you will have to make an appointment:

Visa Fees

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

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

For document requirements / more information on MVV procedure - click here

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 of a MVV visa is approximately 3 months. For more information please consult the website of the Netherlands Immigration Service: Click here

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