Netherlands Worldwide

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

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).

It is not possible to apply for this visa in Iraq. You can submit your application at the Netherlands embassy in Amman (Jordan), Beirut (Lebanon), Tehran (Iran), or at the Netherlands embassy in Ankara or the consulate-general in Istanbul (Türkiye).

It is now possible to apply for an MVV family reunification after asylum at the VFS location in Erbil. For more information, please contact your contact person at the IND. The IND will decide if your case qualifies for an appointment.