Travelling to the Netherlands

Whether or not you need a visa depends on things like your nationality, destination and length of stay. 

Schengen Visa Advisor

The Schengen Visa Advisor helps you to determine if you need a visa and what type of visa you need for your travel plans to or through the Netherlands. 

Even if you do not need a visa, there are rules on travelling to the Netherlands without a visa.

Short-stay visa

A short-stay visa (Schengen visa) allows you to stay in the Netherlands for a maximum of 90 days. Besides the Netherlands, it is also valid in the other Schengen countries.

Read more about the Short-stay Schengen visa 

Long-stay visa

If you want to stay in the Netherlands for longer than 90 days, you might need a long-stay visa. This is also called an authorisation for temporary stay (MVV).

Check whether you need a long-stay visa (MVV)

Visa facilitation

If you want to travel to the Netherlands with a family member who is an EU, EEA or Swiss national or join them there, you can apply for a visa facilitation.

Check whether you can apply for a visa facilitation

Getting someone over to the Netherlands

You can financially sponsor someone who is coming to the Netherlands for a short stay (up to 90 days). Your visitor needs a sponsor if they have less than a certain amount of spending money per person per day.

Read more about sponsoring a visitor from abroad