If you or your staff travel regularly to the Netherlands and require a Schengen visa, you may be eligible for the Orange Carpet Programme. This makes it easier for travellers working for businesses and other organisations to get a visa.
Eligibility for the Orange Carpet Programme varies by country. It is only possible to apply via a Dutch embassy or consulate general, not through a Visa Application Centre. The website of the embassy/consulate general provides more information on the Orange Carpet Programme and on how to apply. The embassy/consulate general decides whether you meet the local conditions.
If your application for the Orange Carpet Programme is successful, you can also apply for your visas via the Visa Application Centre.
The benefits of the Orange Carpet Programme vary from country to country. Here are some examples of possible benefits:
If your application for the Orange Carpet Programme is successful, see below for information on how to apply for a visa at the Visa Application Centre.
The visa fee of the equivalent to 60 Euro has to be paid in local currency.
Please note that VFS Global offers an additional optional service for visa applicants in Turkey. VFS Charges an extra service fee for this service, to be paid by the applicant.
What to bring
The following documents need to be shown at the counter and one copy each of documents needs to be submitted:
If someone is travelling with the applicant, all details should be mentioned and guaranteed in this letter as well.
In case of a spouse and/or children that are accompanying the employee on his/her business trip and are not mentioned in the OCP letter the following documents of the spouse/children have to be attached to the applications:
Additional documents for applicants under the age of 18:
Make an appointment
Make an appointment to apply for an Orange Carpet visa.