Applying for a long-stay visa (MVV) for residents of Brazil

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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 Brazil, you can apply for this visa at the Netherlands consulate-general in São Paulo.

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 2 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.

What is your situation?

Applying through a host in the Netherlands

Depending on the purpose of your stay, your host may have to submit the application in the Netherlands. This applies if the purpose of your stay is:

  • study
  • work
  • a work placement
  • co-habiting with or marrying someone who lives in the Netherlands
  • family reunification

In these cases your host will be an educational institution, your employer, a family member or your spouse or partner.

Applying yourself at an embassy or consulate-general

For the following purposes of stay you should submit your application for an MVV and residence permit yourself:

Attention: You will find the application form and all information about the required documents and the application procedure on the IND website.

Long-stay visa for residents of Brazil

Make an appointment

In Brazil, you can only apply for an MVV at the consulate-general in São Paulo. Please make an appointment via the online appointment system.

Check the status of your application.

Collect your MVV

You can collect your MVV from the consulate-general in São Paulo from Monday to Thursday: 9:00 - 12:00 hours.

You do not need to make an appointment. First check which days our offices are closed.

Having your MVV sent to you

You can have your passport with MVV sent to you by courier (Sedex). To do this, you will need to pay the courier costs when you submit your application. The overview of consular fees in Brazil tells you how much you will have to pay and which payment methods are accepted. You will be given an envelope on which you must write your address, including your postal code (CEP).