Short Stay

You wish to stay in the Netherlands for a maximum of 90 days. You generally need a visa for this. It depends on your nationality if you need a visa. A short stay visa allows you to travel to the Schengen countries and Switzerland.


New fees as of 1 January 2018

- ​With effect from 1 January 2018, the fees are increased by 1.3%.

Ukraine visa free

- ​Ukraine is visa free from June, 11.

Georgia visa free

- ​Georgia is visa free from March, 28.

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  • You apply for a short stay visa to a Dutch representation abroad. You cannot apply for this to the IND.

  • Do you sponsor someone who wishes to come to the Netherlands for a short stay and you are married? Then both you and your spouse sign the proof of sponsorship.

  • You can sponsor multiple persons. You then fill in a separate form 'Proof of Sponsorship and/or private accommodation' for each person.

  • Has your application for a short stay visa been rejected? Then you You can apply for a review of this decision. The address is:
    Visa service
    P.O. Box 2
    9560 AA TER APEL