Implementation of document scanning in visa application centre in Beijing from 20th of February 2017

From 20th of February 2017 the Dutch Visa Application Centre in Beijing will centrally scan supporting documents and passports which have been submitted in following Dutch visa application centers: Beijing, Chengdu, Jinan, Shenyang, Xian. The digital and paper documents will be sent to the Dutch consular authority with your passport, and visa decision officers will consider your application in the usual way. In order to avoid delays in the Visa Application Centre, we recommend to applicants to note the following:

  • All documents should be A4 size;
  • You photocopy all original and any documents which are smaller or larger than A4 onto A4 sized paper;
  • You remove any clips or pins from documents before submitting them;
  • If your documents are torn, crumpled or heavily creased documents, please photocopy them onto A4 sized paper before they are submitted, as they cannot be scanned in this condition.
  • All photocopies must be clear and complete. It is recommended to submit colored photocopies to ensure a good photocopy quality.
  • Arrange your documents according to the document list order.
  • Submitted photocopies which do not fulfill the above mentioned requirements might influence the outcome of the visa decision.