Guidelines for how to get a visa for the Netherlands
IMMIGRATION AND VISAS
All travelers are expected to have a passport, except as follows:
1. German children holding a ‘Kinderausweis.’ A photo for children over ten years is required.
2. Travelers with a National Identification Card given to:
2.1. Citizens of Austria, Andorra, Bulgaria, Belgium, France, Finland, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxemburg, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovak Republic, San Marino, Spain, Switzerland, or Sweden.
2.2. Residents of Gibraltar with a national ID card provided by Gibraltar.
2.3. ‘Personalausweis’ that is issued to German citizens.
3. Citizens of the Netherlands with a national identity card.
4. Travellers with a Seaman Book on condition that they are traveling on duty and that:
4.1. Turkey issues it to Turkish citizens after November 12, 2007.
4.2. It is issued by one of the following countries: Israel, Cote D’Ivoire, Canada, Singapore, or the United States of America.
4.3. It is issued by Australia and requires a valid visa to return to Australia when the visa is issued to a foreigner.
4.4. It is given to its citizens by one of the following countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Austria , Belgium, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Congo (Brazzaville), Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Papa New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, São Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, St Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Tuvalu, United States of America, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam or Zambia
5. Travelers with a travel document known as ‘Titre de Voyage’ given to individuals without nationality or nationality under the 1951 Geneva Convention.
6. Travellers with a travel permit issued in Macao (A Special Administrative Region of China).
7. Israeli people with travel documents issued instead of their national passport.
8. Travelers with a ‘Laissez-Passer’ issued by any approved European Agency or by the United Nations.
9. Travellers with travel documents issued by the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo to Kosovo’s permanent inhabitants.
10. Travelers with a refugee travel permit (Form I-571) issued by the United States of America.
11. Palestinian refugees with a travel permit issued by Lebanon only require the bearer to return to Lebanon.
12. Travelers with a residency permit and foreign document issued by Switzerland or a Member State of the Economic Region to licensed refugees and individuals without nationality or nationality.
13. Travelers with temporary residency permits provided by Singapore.
Validity of Paper
Passports and alternative documents, or any of them, must be valid for at least three months after the scheduled visit.
a. Passports and alternative documents, or any of them, given to residents of the Netherlands must be valid upon arrival.
b. Passports given for no more than five years to Portugal, Belgium, Austria, Luxembourg, France, Spain, and Switzerland shall be approved.
c. Passports expired for no more than one year, ‘Personalausweis’ and ‘Kinderausweis’ (National ID Cards are given to German citizens) are approved.
d. Passport replacement documents given to residents of Portugal, Belgium, Austria, Luxembourg, France, Spain, and Switzerland must be valid upon arrival.
e. Passports and alternative documents, or any of them, given to citizens of Cyprus, Bulgaria, Denmark, Czech Republic, Andorra, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Republic of Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Slovenia, Romania, San Marino, the Slovak Republic, Poland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom must be valid upon arrival.
f. Residents of the Netherlands may enter with travel documents that must be valid upon arrival.
1. Students, other than their nationality, living in a Member State of the European Union, Liechtenstein or Switzerland and traveling as part of a school community within the European Union, Liechtenstein or Switzerland do not need a passport given that:
Their names are indicated on the ‘List of Travelers’ stamped by the school and accredited by the competent authority in their home country; The school party is joined by one of the school’s teachers; This ‘Travellers’ list must include a picture of the student. Not all Member States of the European Union issue this sort of ‘List of Travelers.’ The exception would NOT extend to the ‘Travellers.’ List,’ which is stamped only by the school without pictures.
2. The people of the Netherlands shall no longer be permitted to fly on documents after their expiry date. They must have a valid passport or national identification card while traveling outside the country.
Children who are 15 years of age or older traveling with a parent or guardian must be registered in the passport of the traveler. Children must be of the same national status as a fellow traveler.
On 26 March 1995, the Schengen Agreement became effective with the goal of lifting immigration limitations on travel within all the territories of the signatory Member States. This led to the creation of a borderless zone known as the ‘Schengen area.’ Consequently, it is possible for citizens of the signatory countries to the Agreement to travel between the above-mentioned countries without having their documents checked. However, travelers seeking visas for one or more Schengen countries to which they are enrolled and whose destination is a Schengen country for which a visa is not needed must travel with a ‘Schengen Visa.’ Additionally, transit without a visa (TWOV) is not allowed if one of the next trips or transit countries is a Schengen country for which a visa is needed because the traveler will be enrolled. This means that travelers from States which require a visa for all Schengen States and travelers from States which require a visa for one or more Schengen States to which they are enrolled still need a visa. Travelers should obtain Schengen visas prior to their arrival in the Schengen region.
Problem of Visa
Before arrival: Travelers are kindly requested to contact the nearest Dutch representative.
Exemption from Visa
All travelers must hold a visa, except as follows:
1. The citizens of the Netherlands.
2. Accepted travelers with British passports:
‘British Overseas Territories Citizen ‘given to residents of Gibraltar; ‘British Overseas Territories Resident,’ which also requires the ‘right of citizenship’ mark provided by the United Kingdom. ‘British Subject’, which also includes the ‘right of residency’ mark provided by the United Kingdom.
3. British passport holders ‘British Resident’.
4. Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Romania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, New Zealand, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States of America and the United States of America.
5. Travelers staying for a total of no more than 90 days in a half year for the following:
5.1. British people with ‘British National (Overseas)’ accepted passports.
5.2. Passport travelers from Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China) and Macau (Special Administrative Region of China).
5.3. Passengers with service or diplomatic passports only if they are citizens of Morocco, Indonesia, Jamaica, Malawi, the Republic of Moldova, the Republic of Montenegro, Bolivia, Peru, Tunisia, or the Republic of Serbia
5.4. Citizens of Andorra, Antigua, and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, San Kitts-Nevis, Venezuela and Uruguay
5.5. People of Albania, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Pakistan, Russia, Senegal, and Ukraine with diplomatic passports.
5.6. Israeli people if they do not fly with a ‘Laissez-Passer’ issued by the Israeli Government.
5.7. Citizens of the United Arab Emirates with a diplomatic or special passport.
5.8. Travelers with a ‘Laissez-Passer’ provided by the United Nations or an approved European Agency.
5.9. Citizens of Ecuador with official, diplomatic, or service passport.
5.10. People of Thailand, with an official or diplomatic passport;
5.11. Cuban people with proof of belonging to a Cuban diplomatic or consular delegation in Belgium or Luxembourg issued by the Belgian or Luxembourg authorities or with identity documents issued by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in addition to their passport); this can refer to:
5.11.1. Support and diplomatic passport travelers.
5.11.2. Travelers with standard passports.
5.12. Turkish people with special, diplomatic, or official passports.
5.13. Travelers with a residency permit issued by Monaco or one of the Schengen States.
6. Travelers, irrespective of nationality, staying for no more than 90 days with a ‘family member’ residence permit issued by a Member State of the European Union to a member of the family who is a citizen of a Member State of the European Economic Area or a citizen of Switzerland while traveling with or traveling to a citizen of the Member State of the European Economic Area or a citizen of Switzerland
7. International nationals with a residency permit issued by the Netherlands.
8. Travelers, irrespective of nationality, who live in Liechtenstein for no more than five days and have proof of their residency provided that they are in transit through the Schengen area and begin their journey to a country outside the Schengen area, other than using transport.
9. Travel certificates and residence permits issued by the Member State of the European Economic Region or Switzerland to refugees and persons without nationality or nationality.
10. Travelers with travel documents (Form I-571) issued by the United States of America to refugees.
TWOV (Travel Without Visa)
TWOV is allowed for travelers to begin their journey to a third country on the first available plane or the same plane if they are:
keeping all the documents needed for the next trip.
Not leaving the transfer area of the airport.
Arrival and departure from or to non-Schengen countries.
Keep onward tickets with confirmed reservations.
a. Citizens of Nigeria or Ghana with Seaman Books or normal passports can use the TWOV facility if: keep the requested visa; Use a return trip visa from Cyprus, Canada, Bulgaria, Ireland, Japan, Liechtenstein, United Kingdom, United States of America, or Romania.
b. Citizens of Colombia, Angola, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Congo (Kinshasa), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Iran, Somalia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Sudan or Syria need a transit visa at all times.
Travelers with ordinary passports can use the TWOV facility referred to above if they have a residence permit for Romania, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, the Republic of Ireland, Japan, Andorra, San Marino, the United Kingdom, or the United States of America.
c. The use of the TWOV facility is not allowed for refugees with travel documents not provided by the United States of America, Switzerland, or a Member State of the European Economic Area; such travelers need a transit visa at all times.
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1. Citizens of New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Australia, Canada, the United States of America, and Vatican City must show proof that they have enough capital.
2. Students, other than their nationality, living in a Member State of the European Union, Liechtenstein or Switzerland and traveling as part of a school community within the European Union, Liechtenstein or Switzerland do not need a visa given that:
-Their names are indicated on the ‘List of Travelers’ stamped by the school and accredited by the competent authority in their home country.
-The school party is joined by one of the school’s teachers; Oh, N.B.
If the ‘List of Travelers’ is stamped only by the school and is not checked by the competent authority or includes photographs of the students, each student must bring his / her travel document and proof of residence.
3. Travelers entering the Netherlands must have the following:
-Enough money to purchase or return tickets.
-other documents needed for their next trip-and
-Enough money to cover the cost of their visit.
Travelers may be refused entry if they do not have the papers mentioned above, which may lead to severe problems and substantial fines and costs for travelers and the airline.
People of Japan, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, the Member States of the European Economic Region, Vatican City, United States of America, and Switzerland.
1. Carriers transporting foreigners with no or incomplete documents will be subject to fines.
2.Airlines flying from the following airports to the Netherlands: Abuja International, Accra International, Ankara International, Banjul International, Cairo International, Hong Kong International, Istanbul International Ataturk, Kuala Lumpur International, Nairobi Jomo Photocopies of travel documents should be submitted to travellers by Kenyatta International, Singapore Changi International, São Paul Guarulhos International, Teheran Imam Khomeini International, and Yerevan-Zvarnote if they are rejected entry upon arrival or do not have proper travel documents. Copies of the passport data page and the page containing the departure or clearance stamp should be made. If travelers do not comply with the rules for entry, a fine of up to EUR 11,250 will be levied on each traveler.
CUSTOMS AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE
1. Travelers arriving with products purchased within the European Union for personal use is only permitted to import:
a. Tobacco products: 800 cigarettes; 400 cigarillos, each weighing no more than three grams; 200 cigars; one kilogram of tobacco smoke.
b. Alcoholic drinks: 10 liters of alcoholic beverages over 22%; 20 liters of alcoholic beverages more than 22%; 90 liters of wine over 60 liters of sparkling wine; 110 liters of beer.
2. Travelers arriving from non-EU countries, including the Canary Islands, the
The Channel Islands and other related areas are free to import:
a. Travelers aged 17 years and over are permitted 200 cigarettes: 100 cigarillos, each weighing no more than three grams; 50 cigars; 250 grams of tobacco smoke; or a proportionate mixture of these products.
b. Travelers aged 17 years and over are permitted one liter of alcoholic beverages over 22 percent volume; non-denatured ethyl alcohol over 80 percent volume; two liters of alcoholic beverages or aperitifs made from wine or related drinks more than 22 percent volume; sparkling wines or liqueur wines; or a proportionate combination of such products in addition to four liters of still wine; and 16 percent volume.
c. Medicine for personal use only.
d. Air travelers are allowed other goods up to a total value of EUR 430 per adult travelers.
3. Forbidden Products
Animal products not originating in a Member State of the European Union, Andorra, Lichtenstein, Norway, San Marino, or Switzerland cannot be imported into a Member State of the European Union, except for small quantities from Andorra, Croatia, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, and small quantities from other nations.
3.1. For further information, please search the European Union website: Http:/europa.eu/
Regulations on exports
Travelers with destinations within the European Union can export gods up to a value of EUR 90.76 without any taxes.
1. Consultation with the nearest Dutch Consulate or local Ministry of Agriculture or Veterinary Service is mandatory for the entry or transit of Psittacine birds (parrots or parrot-like birds) before arrival. Endangered animals, whether live or stuffed or parts thereof, cannot be imported and returned, even if the health records are right. Travelers can obtain a dispensation before arrival from the Department of Nature Conservation, Environmental Protection, and Wildlife Management, Bezuidenhoutseweg 73 (Post Office Box 20401), 2500 EK, The Hague (phone number: 31-70-3793390 or fax number: 31-70-3792922). Transit or entry is limited to a maximum of 5 birds per person traveling alone or with a family only if the birds are accompanied by a health certificate given and signed by the veterinary service
of the exporting country no more than two months before travel time; this health certificate must state that the animals have been submitted for inspection by the traveler or a member of the exporting country, Pullorum disease, Newcastle disease, bird plague, psittacosis
and fowl cholera has not been diagnosed.
2. The import of animals, including poultry and pet animals, from countries contaminated with Bird Flu, is prohibited.
3. It is limited to imports of psittacine birds from Colombia, Honduras, Australia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Bolivia, Indonesia, Nicaragua, or Paraguay.
4. Cats and dogs are subject to special laws (EC No. 998 2003) of the EU Parliament and the EU Council. For further details, please contact the nearest Dutch embassy.
Pets can enter as luggage, in the cabin (consulting carrier), or as checked baggage for travelers.
Regulations on baggage clearance
Travelers’ baggage should be cleared at the destination airport in the Netherlands.
However, the baggage must be cleared at the first airport of entry if the ticketed transfer is operated by rail. Airport taxes Both passengers are not allowed to pay any airport tax on departure from the airport.
Regulations on currency imports
The same laws apply to the import of currency as to the export of currency.
Export Currency Regulations
There are no limits on the export of local currency (Euro / EUR) and foreign currency to travelers arriving or moving within the European Union. As for travelers coming directly from or traveling to a country outside the European Union, amounts more than EUR 10,000 or their equivalent in another currency, including bank draughts and checks of any sort, must be declared.
Regulations on weapons and ammunition
Previous permits from Dutch Customs are required for the importation and exportation of, or all, firearms, and ammunition, and traveller’s must always have such permits.
Wild fauna and fauna Small amounts of cut flowers without soil can be transported into the Netherlands. However, these small amounts can be seized if they are found to be inappropriate.