Time limit for making a decision on your objection
The IND has 12 weeks to make a decision on your objection. The 12-week period starts on the last day on which you could lodge an objection.
The IND will inform you or the person who lodged the objection on your behalf of its decision. What you can do next depends on their decision.
Your objection is successful
If the IND agrees with your objection, your visa application will be approved. You can enter the Netherlands on that visa within three months from the day that you received the letter from the IND.
Follow the steps below to get your visa.
At least one week after receiving the letter from the IND, go to the location where you submitted your visa application. This gives them time to prepare for your visit.
If you submitted your application at an embassy or consulate-general, find out how to make an appointment at an embassy or consulate-general.
Bring the following documents with you:
- a valid travel document, such as your passport
- proof of insurance cover for medical care
- your flight reservation
- the letter from the IND stating that your objection is successful. If the letter states that you need to show additional documents, then bring those too.
You do not have to supply new fingerprints or a new signature. You don’t have to pay the visa application fees again either. If you submitted your visa application to VFS Global or TLScontact, you will however need to pay their service charge again.
You will receive an email when your visa is ready. The processing time is usually 15 days, but in some cases it could take up to 45 days.
If you submitted your visa application to VFS Global or TLScontact, they will already have asked you during your visit whether you want to collect your passport or have it sent to you, and told you how you can arrange that.
If you submitted your visa application to a Dutch embassy or consulate-general, whether you can collect your passport or have it sent to you depends on the country. Select your country on the page ‘Applying for a Schengen visa’ or ‘Applying for an airport transit visa’ to find out what your options are.
Your objection is rejected
If the IND rejects your objection you will not be granted a visa. If you want to contest the IND’s decision on your objection you can submit an application for judicial review. Find out how to do that on the IND website. You can also submit a new visa application.