Extension up to 90 days
A Schengen visa or a visa-exempt term allows you to stay in the Schengen area for a maximum of 90 days within a 180-day period. Do you have a Schengen visa for less than 90 days and do you want to stay longer due to a special and unexpected situation? Then you can request an extension for the maximum stay of 90 days.
Extension beyond 90 days
Do you already have a Schengen visa for 90 days and do you want to stay longer due to a special and unexpected situation? You can extend your Schengen visa and visa-exempt term for up to 90 days. You may not stay in the Schengen area for more than 180 days in total. After extension, your Schengen visa and visa-exempt term are only valid for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Visa extension to more than 90 days for Surinamese people
Do you have the Surinamese nationality and are you aged 60 or older? Then you can extend your Schengen visa to more than 90 days 1 time per stay. You do not need a special reason. You can extend your Schengen visa for up to 90 days. After extension, your visa is only valid for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
These requirements apply when you want to extend your Schengen visa or visa-exempt term.
- There is a special and unexpected situation. It is not possible for you to leave the Netherlands because of serious illness, circumstances beyond your control or an important personal reason. You must explain why you want to stay longer.
- Your current Schengen visa or visa-exempt term is still valid.
- You have enough money to stay in the Netherlands and return. You have at least €55 per person per day for the duration of the stay. Or someone in the Netherlands is sponsoring you. In that case, that person is responsible for paying your costs.
- You have (medical) travel insurance. It must also cover the extra period you will be staying in the Schengen area. Will you have medical treatment here? Then you must show that the insurance will pay the costs of the treatment. Or that you will pay the costs in another way.
- Your passport will be valid for at least another 3 months by the newly planned departure date.
- There are no signs that you have other reasons to extend your Schengen visa or visa-exempt period. For example that you actually want to live in the Netherlands illegally.
- You are not working in a way that is not allowed under the Aliens Employment Act (in Dutch: Wet Arbeid Vreemdelingen).
- You are no risk to public order and national security.