Applying for a long-stay visa (MVV) for residents of Iran

As of 1 September 2020 all MVV applications with a positive IND approval notification will be handled at the Dutch embassy in Tehran.

Please note that due to the Corona pandemic we have limited appointments per day. Therefore the proposed or booked appointment might not always be up to your convenience. Cancelling or re-booking an appointment might therefore unfortunately cause delay.

If the above mentioned fits your profile, you can book an appointment by sending an e-mail to the embassy in Tehran.

Important notice!

If the EU travel ban has been lifted for the residents of your country, you can apply for all visa categories. If the EU travel ban has not been lifted for the residents of your country, you can only apply for a visa if you fall under the exemption categories. Check the page " Q&A's Travel restrictions for the Netherlands" to see for which countries the EU travel ban has been lifted and what the exemption categories are. You cannot apply if the embassy/consulate general is not open for service. Please check if you can make an appointment via the appointment system. Are there no dates available? Then it is not yet possible to submit an application.

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.

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Long-stay visa for residents of this country or region

MVV family reunification after asylum

How do I make an appointment

For an MVV application (after approval by the Immigration and Naturalisation Service IND), please send an email to to make an appointment.

What documents do I need to bring

For MVV family reunification applications, please make sure to bring the following documents:

  • The MVV issue form (filled out and signed)
  • A photo that meets Dutch requirements
  • Scan/copy of the MVV approval
  • The full names, date of birth and v-number of the applicant(s)
  • Correct and functioning phone number of the applicant(s)
  • Email(s) and mobile phone number(s) of the referent/contact person in the Netherlands
  • Mandatory: a copy of the English ARRA/UNCHR proof of registration

Temporary travel document (Laissez-Passer)

If you do not have a passport and IND approved that you obtain a Laissez-Passer, you also need to bring:

  1. filled out passport application form
  2. two (2) additional recent passport pictures

How do I collect my MVV

After your application you will receive a collection slip for collecting your MVV. The collection day and time are mentioned on your slip. Please only show up on the day and time mentioned. Do not make an appointment.