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I am Turkish. Do I need a visa when transiting in the Netherlands?

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If you have Turkish nationality and will be transferring at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport after 1 December 2022, new rules apply. You will need an airport transport visa unless 1 of the exemptions applies to you.

Exemptions: no visa required

You do not need an airport transit visa for your transfer in Amsterdam if 1 of the following situations applies to you:

  • You have a valid Schengen visa.
  • You have a valid long-stay visa (MVV) issued by a country in the Schengen area for a country in the EU or EEA, Canada, the United States or Japan.
  • You have a valid residence permit issued by a country in the Schengen area, Andorra, Canada, Japan, San Marino or the United States.
  • You have a valid Caribbean visa or residence permit for 1 or more Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Aruba, Curaçao, St Maarten, Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba).
  • You are travelling on a Turkish diplomatic passport, service passport or official passport.
  • You are a family member of a national of an EU or EEA member state or Switzerland.
  • You are a crew member of an aircraft, and the airline is registered in a country party to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention).

None of the above: visa required

If none of the exemptions applies to you, you need a visa. Select the situation that applies to you to see which type of visa you need.


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