Netherlands Worldwide

Applying for a Schengen visa for the Netherlands in Malaysia

If you will be visiting the Netherlands for a maximum of 90 days – for a holiday, to do business or to see family, for example – you can apply for a Schengen visa. Follow the steps below to apply in Malaysia.

Information: You can also apply for a Schengen visa for Denmark or Portugal at the Netherlands’ visa application location in Malaysia.

Step 1: Check before applying  

Before starting your application, check whether you need a visa for the Netherlands and, if so, where you can apply for it. 

Step 2: Gather the documents you need

You need several documents to apply for a Schengen visa. Which ones you need depends on your purpose of travel.

Step 3: Make an appointment

Once you have all the documents you need for your Schengen visa application, make an appointment at VFS Global. You can apply for your visa up to 6 months ahead of your trip. Apply no later than 45 days before your trip.

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 Kuala Lumpur

Step 5: Collect your passport

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

Step 6: Prepare for your trip

With your Schengen visa you can travel to the Netherlands or another Schengen country. You must show the visa upon departure and arrival.

Border control may also ask you for other documents. Find out what other documents you need in the checklist for travelling to the Netherlands.

See the checklist for travelling to the Netherlands

Contact

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

Contact VFS Global in Malaysia

Do you have a question about something else?

Contact Netherlands Worldwide