Travelling on a visa

Even if you have a visa you may still be subject to checks during your trip. If you want to travel to the Netherlands you must meet certain requirements.

Due to the coronavirus, until further notice, you cannot apply for a visa at most embassies, consulates-general or external service providers such as VFS Global.

Entering and staying in the Schengen area

You must at all times meet the requirements for travelling without a visa. For example, you must have enough money for a return ticket.

If you do not meet these requirements you may be refused entry to a Schengen country or the Schengen area.

Extending a visa

You can only extend a short-stay visa in emergencies, for example if you become ill. Strict conditions apply.