Visa to Netherlands

A Netherlands's visa is a document that allows its holder to enter Netherlands and reside for some time in the country.

Netherlands has the following 14 types of visa:

  • Transit visa
  • Business visa
  • Tourist visa
  • Visitor visa
  • Cultural visa
  • Medical treatment
  • Caribbean visa (for those who wish to visit the Caribbean part of the country)
  • Long-term work visa
  • Student visa
  • Family visa
  • Short-term work (working holiday) visa
  • Au pair (domestic assistant) visa
  • Self-employment visa
  • Startup visa

It must be noted that some of these visa sub-types can be included into a broader category, and they are different in the sense that they require different documents to apply for.


Depending on your chosen visa type, the processing fees may range from 35 to 285 EUR. Please not that this may be subject to change due to individual circumstances.

Photo requirements

The photo you submit with the application documents must meet certain criteria:

  • taken no more than 6 months prior to submission
  • 3,5 cm х 4,5 cm in size
  • taken in color
  • has a light background
  • facing forward
  • facial features clearly visible (i.e. nothing covers the face)
  • no tinted eyeglasses or decorational headwear
  • neutral facial expression
  • unifrom lighting
  • no ink or other marks
  • no editing

Netherlands's visa and Schengen area

Instead of Netherlands's visa, you can enter the country with a Schengen visa. You can use Netherlands's visa to enter the Schengen area.

Immigration to EU

If you wish to immigrate to Netherlands or a EU country in general, you will most likely need a visa to enter the country for preliminary arrangements before you can actually receive a residence permit. Contact us to see which visa you would need, as well as check out our EU residency solutions.