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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

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  • 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.

  • Attention: holding a Travel Medical Insurance is a requirement to apply for a Schengen visa. The TMI has to cover any expenses that may arise in relation to repatriation for medical reasons and/or emergency treatment during the visa holder’s stay. Expenses made as a result of pandemic situations (including covid-19) cannot be excluded from coverage. Inclusion of pandemic situations should be explicitly mentioned in your TMI. If your TMI does exclude the coverage of pandemic situations, your application may be refused.
  • Until further notice, the European Union has suspended Schengen visa representation for other EU member countries. This means that the Netherlands VAC only accepts visa applications for the Netherlands itself.
  • 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.

  • Owing to the ongoing global COVID-19 developments, The Netherlands Visa Application Centre will not accept any visa applications effective 18 March 2020 until further notice.
  • 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.

  • 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
  • Important notice: To prevent the spread of Novel Coronavirus, Customers and Visitors are requested to wear masks to enter the building and Visa Application Center. Customers and Visitors may also be asked to use a hand sanitizer and may have their body temperature checked before they enter the Building premise.
  • Introduction of Appointment System for the Netherlands Visa Application in Hanoi. click here
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