Welcome to the website of the Visa Application Centres for the Netherlands in Vietnam. All Vietnamese and foreigners with a legal residency permit in Vietnam, who wish to travel to the Netherlands or the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands can apply for a visa at the visa application centres in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The visa application centre in Ho Chi Minh City will also accept short-stay visa applications to Slovenia and Luxembourg. This site provides information on the applicable procedures
22 October 2020:- European Union, Schengen country and United Kingdom nationals and residents plus 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 lists of countries, to learn more about the exemptions and to see if you can apply for a visa.
Please note: your application will only enter the decision phase if it fulfills all Schengen visa requirements and explicitly and clearly meets the criteria for an exemption.
Additional Covid-19 fee and mandatory passport return by courier
2 euro Covid-19 fee
For the time being, until 31 December 2020 (subject to prolongation), the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs has given VFS permission to charge an additional ‘Covid-19 fee’ of 2 euros (or the equivalent in local currency) per application. This non-refundable allowance will be levied online or at the VAC – whichever scenario is applicable in your specific country.
Passport return by courier
Until further notice, the use of a courier service for returning your passport(s) is mandatory. This measure has been taken to reduce the number of people in a particular Visa Application Centre.
Effective 10 August 2020, The Netherlands Visa Application Centers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City will be re-opened for visa applications on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only.
The Netherlands Visa Application Centers closed
As a result of the corona crisis the Netherlands has closed its Visa Application Centers until further notice. All visa application appointments from 18 March 2020 onwards are cancelled.
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