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The VFS Visa Application Centres for the Netherlands in Russia are the official outsourcing partner for consular services for the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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.

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  • 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.

  • In addition to the exemptions listed on the Netherlands MFA website, VFS Russia also accepts visa applications from:

    • truck drivers
    • aircrew members
  • Dear customers, please kindly note that visa application centre in Saint-Petersburg will resume operations on the 03 August 2020, with the same working schedule and application rules as in Moscow. Appointments for submission of documents and passport collection can be scheduled via links you can find on "Schedule an appointment" and "After submission" tabs.
  • We ask you to take into consideration the following points as well:

    • As per requirements of local authorities related to the current epidemiological situation, all applications, including OCP ones, will be accepted strictly as per preliminarily scheduled appointments. Also you will need to schedule an appointment for the procedure of passport collection. You can find more information about it on "After submission" tab.
    • Operational hours were changed. More information can be found on "Contact us" page.

    Thank you for your understanding.

  • It is not possible to extend a visa. Not even if, due to circumstances, the visa expired unused. You will have to apply for a new visa.
  • IMPORTANT - Changes in the rules for Schengen visa applications and increase of visa fees Read more
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