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    Dutch Visa Short Stay- Visa for the Netherlands

    If you are planning a short stay in the Netherlands of no more than 90 days, or the the  Dutch Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, you may need a visa. Here you will find everything about the Schengen visa for the Netherlands and the Caribbean visa.

    Dutch Visa for the Netherlands (Schengen visa)
     
    If you are planning a holiday, business trip or a short visit to the Netherlands of no more than 90 days and you do not have Dutch nationality, you may need to apply for a Schengen visa. The Netherlands is one of the 25 European countries forming the Schengen Area which since 1995 have had no border controls between them. These countries issue a common visa which is called the Schengen visa.

    Visa for the Dutch Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
     
    As of 10 October 2010 it is possible to visit more than one Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands using a single visa. The visa is valid for all parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean for a visit as a tourist or for a short stay in the countries Aruba, Cura?o and St Maarten and for the Dutch Caribbean islands Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba.
     
      Dutch Visa for the Netherlands (Schengen visa)
    A Schengen visa is a visa for the Schengen Area: 25 countries with no border controls between them. Those countries are: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
     
    Dutch Visa - Who needs a Schengen visa?

    Whether you need a Schengen visa depends on your nationality.
    Nationals who need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days
    Nationals who DO NOT need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days
     
    If I don?t need a Schengen visa, can I visit the Netherlands for a short stay?

    If you do not need a visa, you may enter the Netherlands as long as you meet the following conditions:

    ? you have a valid passport;
    ? you have enough money;
    ? you have a bona fide reason for visiting the Netherlands;
    ? you are not considered a threat to public order, national security or international relations.
     
    Dutch Airport transit visas - The Netherlands

    Nationals of certain countries also need an airport transit visa to change aircraft at an airport in a Schengen country.
    See the list of countries whose nationals need an airport transit visa.
     
    Where to apply for a Schengen visa:

    A Schengen Visa is applied for at the Embassy or Consulate of the Schengen country which you will be spending the most nights on your trip to the Schengen States. If you are only visiting The Netherlands then you apply at the Embassy of the Netherlands in your home country.