Short Stay

You wish to stay in the Netherlands for a maximum of 90 days. You generally need a visa for this. It depends on your nationality if you need a visa. A short stay visa allows you to travel to the Schengen countries and Switzerland.


Airport transit visa requirement for Cubans as of 29 January 2018

- ​Airport transit visa requirement on 29 January 2018

New fees as of 1 January 2018

- ​With effect from 1 January 2018, the fees are increased by 1.3%.

Ukraine visa free

- ​Ukraine is visa free from June, 11.

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  • You apply for a short stay visa to a Dutch representation abroad. You cannot apply for this to the IND.

  • Do you sponsor someone who wishes to come to the Netherlands for a short stay and you are married? Then both you and your spouse sign the proof of sponsorship.

  • You can sponsor multiple persons. You then fill in a separate form 'Proof of Sponsorship and/or private accommodation' for each person.

  • The Schengen countries use the Schengen Information System (SIS) to keep the Schengen area safe. Read more about the Schengen Information System (SIS) in this factsheet.

  • ​The Visa Information System (VIS) is the system used by the Schengen countries to exchange information about visa. Read more about the Visa Information System (VIS) in this factsheet.