Applying for a long-stay visa (MVV) for residents of Portugal
If you want to stay in the Netherlands for longer than 90 days, you may need a residence permit. In many cases you will also have to apply for a long-stay visa before you travel to the Netherlands. This visa is also called an authorisation for temporary stay (MVV).
In Portugal, you can apply for this visa at the Netherlands embassy in Lisbon.
You can only travel to the Netherlands if you are exempt from the EU entry ban. Please read the entry rules on Government.nl.
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 Netherlands embassy or consulate-general.
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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How to apply for your long stay (MVV) or Caribbean visa in Portugal?
Make an appointment via our online appointment system to apply for your visa.
Check the status of your application.
For contact details or opening times, please check our contact page.