Do I need a visa to travel abroad?

Whether you need a visa depends on where you want to go. For Dutch nationals, an identity card or passport is usually enough for travel within Europe. Outside Europe, you will often need a visa.

Contact the embassy or consulate

Many countries outside Europe require a visa. To find out whether you need a visa and what conditions you have to meet, contact the embassy or consulate of the country you want to travel to.

You can also apply to the embassy or consulate for the visa. Or you can pay a commercial service provider to arrange your visa application for you.

Consult our travel advice

You can also find information about visas in the travel advice for the country you want to travel to (in Dutch).