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.
If you will be leaving the Schiphol international transit zone you need a Schengen visa. This is because you will be entering the Netherlands. If you are unsure whether you need a visa, read about leaving the international transit zone at Schiphol.
If you are transferring at another Dutch airport, such as Eindhoven Airport or Rotterdam The Hague Airport, you need a Schengen visa because you will be entering the Netherlands.
If your situation isn’t listed, and you will be transferring at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on or after 1 December 2022, you will need an airport transit visa. This applies even if you bought your ticket before 1 December 2022.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.