Which documents do I need to apply for a visa ?
The documents which you have to submit with your visa application depend on the
reason of your visit. Please find below the checklists of different categories.
For accompanying applicant(s) planning to travel with an applicant applying under
Business or Car Buyer Categories, etc., it is important that such accompanying
applicants should apply under Tourism Visa Category and provide the required
set of documents accordingly. This is also applicable to immediate family
members of an applicant who applies for Business or Car Buyer visa and other
family members desire to accompany him/her.
Effective December the 1st the new requirement entered into action for minors who are not accompanied by both parents: original notarized parental consent, original birth certificate, passport photocopy of both parents must be submitted at the time of the application submission.
In case doubts have arisen about the authenticity of documents they will be submitted for further investigation. Duration of this investigation may take several weeks. If forgery or counterfeit is determined, the document will be forwarded to the competent authorities. The same applies to fraudulent obtained documents.
The withdrawal of documents from legal proceedings is a de facto act against which legal objection is not possible.
An issued visa is not a guarantee for entrance into the Schengen territory. When crossing the border, the immigration officer may ask you to show original documents which provide proof of your financial means, purpose of travel, length of stay etc.
An international passport or official travel document which is valid for all Schengen countries should be valid for at least another three months after departure from the territory of the Schengen countries and contain at least 2 blank pages to affix the visa.
- Passport of the applicant should be not older than 10 years, including any extension of passport validity,
Non-Ukrainian applicants must submit their Ukrainian residence permit. This residence permit should be valid for at least another three months after departure from the territory of the Schengen countries. Please also provide a photocopy of your residence permit.
- Ordinary Nigerian passports which are extended manually (hand written) are not being recognized by the Embassy of Netherlands.
Applicants applying under family reunion visa category are required MVV visa (D-visa). To find out more information please go to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service website http://www.ind.nl/EN/index.asp.