Applying for a long-stay visa (MVV) for residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina

As of 15 June 2020 you can apply for certain categories of MVV at the Dutch embassy in Sarajevo:

  1. Persons with an expired MVV sticker who were not able to travel due to COVID-19.
  2. If your MVV appointment was cancelled due to COVID-19: you can only apply if your MVV fits into a certain category.

Send an email to sar-ca@minbuza.nl to make an appointment and find out if you can apply.

Do I need an MVV and/or a residence permit?

You should check whether you need an MVV and/or a residence permit. This depends on things like your nationality and the purpose of your stay.

Applying for a residence permit and an MVV

You can apply for a residence permit and an MVV in two ways:

  • through a host in the Netherlands (such as an employer, family member or educational institution)
  • in person at a Dutch embassy or consulate.

If you have a host in the Netherlands, in most cases your host will have to submit the application to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND).

First check whether you need to take the civic integration examination.

What is your situation?

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Long-stay visa for residents of this country or region

Select the checklist on this webpage to see which documents you need to apply for your visa, have a look at the photo-requirements and select the correct visa application form.

Make an appointment to apply for your visa.
Check the status of your application.