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Return Visa

Overview

This visa can be applied for by foreign nationals who have obtained a long-term residence permit for the Kingdom of Netherlands on a permanent basis but temporarily have no valid residence document because it has been stolen or lost or has expired during a stay abroad.

Visa Fees

Visa Category Visa Fee in € Visa Fee in THB
Schengen Visa normal tariff 60 2,010
Schengen visa child under 6 Years Free Free
Schengen visa child between 6 - 11 Years 35 1,170

Please Note:

  • All visa fees are subject to change without notice.
  • These fees are non-refundable.
  • The applicable Schengen Visa handling fee is in Thai Baht is as per the current exchange rate in accordance with local Schengen partners
  • The Visa fees can be paid in cash only.
  • In addition VFS service fee of THB 520 per application will need to be paid at the Visa Application Centre in cash.

The Schengen visa fee will be waived for applicants belonging to one of the following categories:

  • Children under 6 years;
  • School pupils, students, postgraduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake stays for the purpose of study or educational training;
  • Researchers from third countries travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research as defined in Recommendation No 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005 to facilitate the issue by the Member States of uniform short-stay visas for researchers from third countries travelling within the Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research;
  • Representatives of non-profit organisations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organised by non-profit organisations.

The Schengen visa fee may be waived for:

  • holders of diplomatic and service passports;
  • participants aged 25 years or less in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events, organised by non-profit organisations.

Low Tariff Schengen Visa Fee (€ 35) applies for citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kosovo and Russia and for non-biometric passport holders from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Georgia and Ukraine (biometric passport holders have their fee waived).

Documents Required

Click here for a list of the required documents.

  • Complete the online Schengen visa application form, print it out and take it to your appointment. It is strongly recommended to complete the form using the online portal instead of the paper format.
  • The portal will guide you through the application questions and will make sure you do not forget to enter any necessary values.


    Online visa application form

Note:

  • Print out of the APPOINTMENT LETTER has to be carried to the Netherlands/ VFS Netherlands Visa Application Centre at the time of applying for the Visa.
  • The required documents must be submitted on the day of application. The documents can be in English or Dutch. Documents in any other language should be accompanied with an authorized translation.

Photo Specifications

Please click here for more information on photo specifications.

Processing Time

The legal processing time for a Schengen visa is 15 calendar days. Applicants are strongly advised to make an appointment well in advance of the travel date so that their application is submitted at VFS at least 3 to 4 weeks before the travel date but no earlier than three (3) months prior to their departure to the Netherlands. Please be aware that in the run-up to holidays (generally the period March up to and including July) and festive seasons the waiting time to get an appointment increases considerably.

In individual cases the processing time may be extended from 15 days up to a maximum of 30 or 60 days. After applying for your visa, you will not be able to borrow your passport back while your visa application is being processed.

Also, kindly only make travel plans that you can cancel until your passport has been returned to you.

Download Forms

Online application form

Important:

  • Complete the online Schengen visa application form, print it out and take it to your appointment. It is strongly recommended to complete the form using the online portal instead of the paper format.
  • The portal will guide you through the application questions and will make sure you do not forget to enter any necessary values.