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Apply for VISA to Netherlands


In Turkey

The VFS Visa Application Centre for the Netherlands in Turkey is the official outsourcing partner for consular services for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. You can apply here for your short-stay Schengen visa for the Netherlands or for a visa for the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom.

Step 2 Before you decide to apply for a visa please make sure you familiarize yourself with the information on the visa subclass you are applying for. Quick links to information on visa categories and other helpful information including Visa Fee, VFS Service Charge and Processing Time can be found on the Visa Wizard page on this website.

Step 3 Applicants should fill the Download Forms corresponding to the visa subclass under which they wish to lodge their application. Applicants can get the Download Forms by visiting the nearest Netherlands Visa Application Centre or by downloading the forms from Applications and Forms.

Important information icon
  • 31 July 2020: European Union citizens including UK nationals, and 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 list of countries, to learn more about the exemptions and to see if you can apply for a visa.

    Your application will only enter the decision phase if it fulfils all Schengen visa requirements and explicitly and clearly meets the criteria for an exemption.

  • Due to the ongoing global COVID-19 developments and government directive to temporarily shut down business activities, our call center services are currently unavailable. Customers are advised to check the relevant country or the relevant embassy / consulate website 'COVID-19: Customer Advice' on the website, or send an e-mail to in case of emergency.

  • IMPORTANT - Changes in the rules for Schengen visa applications and increase of visa fees Read more
  • Important: At Istanbul Visa Application Centers between 09 January 2019 – 17 January 2019 the applications without appointment will not be accepted. (except Blue-Orange Carpet / Return Visa)

  • As of 26 September 2018 you will be able to fill the online application form. Please click here to fill it and you should choose the section of ‘’Start your application’’

  • Effective 21 March 2016 VFS Izmir Visa Application Center will accept VIS applications (fingerprints given after 25 September 2014) from Travel Agencies only between 13:00 – 14:00.
  • New procedure for short stay visas – Visa Information System (VIS) – as from 25 September 2014...
  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details – click here

Online Visa Form

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Visa Fees At A Glance

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Schedule An Appointment


Schedule an appointment to visit the visa application centre.

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If you have already submitted your application at the Visa application centre, to know the status of your application.

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Netherlands Visa Application Centres

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News and updates

Dear Applicants Due to the Covid-19 outbreak,...

Published on 14 July 2020

Applications without an appointment will not be accepted in December 2019 and January...

Published on 19 January 2020

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