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    17 August 2020

    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, the European Union has suspended Schengen visa representation for other EU member countries. This means that the Netherlands VAC only accepts visa applications for the Netherlands itself.

    Please note: Applicants may apply only to The Netherlands for the limited categories. For the represented countries, applicants will need to get a prior approval from the respective mission before applying through The Netherlands Visa application center for the limited categories.

    • Tourism
    • Sport
    • Business (except the ones falling under the “compelling” reasons)
    • Professional (except the ones falling under the “compelling” reasons)
    • Cultural exchange
    • Caribbean visa

    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.