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Long Term Visa (MVV)


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: click here

For EU/EEA or Swiss citizens and their family members other rules apply, see: click here

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

Netherlands Embassy in Muscat

Before you visit the Netherlands Embassy/Consulate-General you need to make an appointment.

Muscat: click here

Visa Fees

Please note that VFS Global offers an additional optional service for visa applicants in Oman. VFS Charges an extra service fee for this service, to be paid by the applicant.

  • For the official visa fees charged by the Dutch government, click here.
  • VFS service charge:

    Apart from the visa fee, VFS service charge in OMR of the equivalent of 16.25 Euros (for submission with biometrics) inclusive of VAT per application will be levied for applicants applying at the visa application centre.

  • Visa Fee Payment can only be made in cash.
  • All fees are non-refundable.

Documents Required

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

Photo Specifications

Photograph Quality

The photographs must be:

  • The photographs must be:
  • No more than 6-months old
  • 35-40mm in width
  • Close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70 -80% of the photograph
  • In sharp focus and clear
  • Of high quality with no ink marks or creases
  • The photographs must:
  • Show you looking directly at the camera
  • Show your skin tones naturally
  • Have appropriate brightness and contrast
  • Be printed on high quality paper, and at high resolution Photographs taken with a digital camera must be high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper.

Style and lighting

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  • The photographs must be:
  • Be colour neutral
  • Show your eyes open and clearly visible-no hair across your eyes
  • Show you facing square on to the camera, not looking over one shoulder (portrait style) or tilted, and showing both edges of your face clearly
  • Be taken with a plain light-coloured background
  • Be taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows or flash reflections on your face and no red eye

Glasses and head covers

  • If you wear glasses:
  • Be colour neutral
  • The photograph must show your eyes clearly with no flash reflection off the glasses, and no tinted lenses (if possible, avoid heavy frames - wear lighter framed glasses if you have them)
  • Make sure that the frames do not cover any part of your eyes.
  • Head coverings :
  • Are not permitted except for religious reasons, but your facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of your face must be clearly shown.

Expression and frame

  • Your photographs must:
  • Show you alone (no chair backs, toys or other people visible), looking at the camera with a neutral expression and your mouth closed.

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

Download Form

Please click here to download

To download the Application Form:

  • Click on the form link
  • When the form opens, save the form on your computer.


  • Press the right button on your mouse on the required link.
  • Select Save Target As from the list
  • Save the form on your computer.