Orange Carpet Visa Facility for foreign contacts

Do your foreign business contacts often travel to the Netherlands? And do they require a Schengen visa? Tell them about the Orange Carpet Visa Facility.

Orange Carpet: conditions

Whether your contacts can use the Orange Carpet Visa Facility depends on what country they are from. The Dutch embassy there can tell you more.

Conditions for the Orange Carpet Visa Facility vary by country. In any case, your foreign contacts will need to demonstrate why they travel frequently for work. The embassy will decide whether your contacts meet the conditions that apply for their country.

Advantages of the Orange Carpet

The Orange Carpet Visa Facility is simpler than the standard Schengen visa procedure. The exact advantages vary from country to country, however.

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Who is the Orange Carpet for?

The Orange Carpet Visa Facility can be used by employees of businesses with existing or future economic interests in the Netherlands. Established cultural, scientific or government organisations and reliable individual travellers can also apply to use the Facility. But they must meet the same conditions.

What you can do

Your foreign contacts will need to apply for the visa themselves at the embassy. You can, however, help them by making sure they submit the application in time, or by checking that they have included all the necessary documents.

More information

For more information, contact the Dutch embassy in your contacts' country.