Netherlands Worldwide

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

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 Jordan, you can apply for this visa at the Netherlands embassy in Amman.

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 two 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

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 this country or region

MVV applications for the Netherlands and the Carribean can be submitted at the Netherlands embassy in Amman.

All documents in Arabic need to be translated into English.

Make an appointment via our online appointment system.

Check the status of your MVV application.

Check our contact page for contact details and opening times.

Please note: Make sure to submit correct contact details when booking an appointment. Duplicate appointments and/or incorrect information will result in cancellation of the appointment.

Make an appointment personally

It has come to our attention that some agencies or agents that assist applicants in the MVV application procedure charge applicants additionally for booking an appointment.

The Netherlands embassy in Amman does not charge any fees for making an appointment through the appointment system. You are strongly recommended to make your own appointment.

For submitting an MVV application, the embassy will only accept applicants that have a personal appointment which clearly states their name.

Please inform the embassy in case you are charged for an appointment.