Are you coming to the Netherlands for a maximum of 90 days? Whether you can apply for a Schengen visa in Russia depends on your purpose of travel.
You can only apply for a Schengen visa for the Netherlands if you have 1st or 2nd degree relatives in the Netherlands. The following persons are 1st or 2nd degree relatives:
- 1st degree: partner (marriage partner or registered partnership), parent (also adoptive and stepparent), parent-in-law, child (also adopted and stepchild), daughter-in-law, son-in-law
- 2nd degree: brother, sister, grandchild, grandfather, grandmother, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, stepsister and stepbrother
Are you coming to the Netherlands for a maximum of 90 days to visit family? And do you have 1st or 2nd degree relatives in the Netherlands? Then you can apply for a Schengen visa at VFS Global in Moscow from July 31, 2023.
Different purpose of travel
Do you have a different purpose of travel? Then it is not possible apply for a Schengen visa for the Netherlands. Due to the decision of the Russian authorities to declare most of the employees of the Dutch embassy in Moscow persona non grata as of 27 April 2022, the embassy has been facing a shortage of staff to also issue visas for other travel purposes.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.