Netherlands Worldwide

Applying for an entry visa for the Netherlands in the Philippines

If you are in the Philippines and your Dutch residence permit has been lost or stolen, or has expired, follow the steps below to apply for an entry visa.

Attention: Please note: If you live outside the Netherlands and need a visa for a short visit to the Netherlands, apply for a Schengen visa instead.

Step 1: Check whether you need a visa

In some cases, you may not need a visa to return to the Netherlands. Select the situation that applies to you.

My residence permit has expired. Check whether you need a visa
My residence permit has been lost or stolen. Check whether you need a visa

Step 2: Gather the documents that you need

The checklist tells you which documents you need for your entry visa application.

Read the entry visa checklist

Step 3: Make an appointment

Once you have all the documents you need for your entry visa application, make an appointment with VFS Global in the Philippines.

Step 4: Go to your appointment

Go to your appointment at VFS Global, and bring all the documents on your checklist from step 2 with you, plus the checklist itself.

See the address of VFS Global in Manila

Step 5: Collect your passport or have it sent to you

You will receive an email once your application has been processed. The email won’t say whether your application was successful. You can collect your passport or have it sent to you. If your application was approved, the visa will be affixed to a page in your passport.

Step 6: Prepare for your return trip

Return to the Netherlands within 7 days of the date shown on your visa.

Contact

Do you have a question about making an appointment at VFS Global or about the status of your application?

Contact VFS Global in the Philippines

Do you have a question about something else?

Contact Netherlands Worldwide