Long Term Entry Visa for the Netherlands

Updated on Wednesday 05th July 2017

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People interested in traveling to the Netherlands to work, live or study are advised to apply for a long-term entry visa with the IND and to ask details and information from our specialists in immigration in the Netherlands. There are certain conditions to meet and our consultants will offer you guidance step by step, including assistance when applying for a residence permit, in the same way as a Dutch immigration lawyer would do.

Non-EU citizens and long-term visa for the Netherlands

Non-EU (European Union) or EEA (European Economic Area) citizens who want to receive a long-term visa for the Netherlands should prepare a cover letter which demonstrates the reasons for the visit in the country, the insurance which needs to be available for the entire Schengen area, a valid passport and identity card, the return tickets and the filled application form. The immigration officer can also ask for any other significant documents. A long-term entry visa to the Netherlands is available for 90 days, with the possibility to extend it. The foreign citizen will receive the IND authorization for the temporary stay in the country after a correct analysis of the documents.

EU citizens can enter freely to the Netherlands

Schengen countries have no frontier controls and there is no need of a certain visa to enter the Netherlands, therefore, people from Finland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Estonia, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Norway or Malta can travel with no restrictions to the Netherlands.

The EU and EEA citizens who want to work or study in the Netherlands can also travel without any specific visa or permit but should register with the BRP (Personal Records Database) in the country if they stay longer than 4 months. Besides that, they can also apply for a Dutch residence permit, if they meet the specific requirements with the IND.

Please get in touch with our team of immigration experts in the Netherlands if you want to apply for a long-term entry visa, or if you are interested in details and additional information about how to immigrate to the Netherlands.


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