Netherlands Visa and Passport Requirements
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A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required by all nationals listed in the chart above except (1) EU nationals holding a passport or national ID card which is valid for the duration of stay.
If travelling from one border-free Schengen country to another however, EU nationals are not required to show a passport or national ID card. It is still recommended that you travel with your passport or ID card to prove your identity if necessary though. Some countries like France and Austria have reintroduced border controls. Note that Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the UK are not part of the Schengen area, so a passport or ID card is required if travelling to/from these countries.
EU nationals are not required to possess a return ticket or show sufficient funds.
Visas are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above. Australian, Canadian and US nationals can stay in the Netherlands without a visa for up to 90 days. EU nationals may stay for an unlimited period, but must register with the local authorities after three months.
Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.
Schengen visa: €60/£49.50. Reductions are available for some nationals and for children.
Visitors from some countries not listed above do require a transit visa; check with the embassy.
Applications must be made in person at the relevant embassy/consulate. UK residents requiring visas should apply to the Netherlands Visa Application Centre (www.vfsglobal.com/Netherlands/UK), which charges an additional fee of £23.06. All visa applicants aged 12 and over must submit biometric data at their visa appointment.
Allow up to 15 days for visa processing. Applications which require further enquiry may take up to two months however.
EU nationals staying longer than three months must register with the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (www.ind.nl). Non-EU nationals must apply for a residence permit if staying beyond three months.