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Important Notice

The Visa Application Center of the Netherlands in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shenyang, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Kunming will be re-opened from Feb. 24th, 2020. Please note that Tourism Visa applications will not be accepted until further notice.

In order to ensure the health and safety of all personnel, we sincerely invite the applicants and the intermediary agencies to cooperate in the following actions:

  1. Please wear a mask when entering the center;
  2. Please complete the temperature examination before entering the center;
  3. Please confirm the appointment time in advance before coming to the center.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

Please click here to get updated visa center opening dates.

Increased fees for visa applications

Dear applicants, Please note:

as of February 2, 2020 the Schengen visa fee per person will increase from 60 to 80 euros or the equivalent amount in your local currency. For children between 6-12 years old the visa fee will increase to 40 euros or equivalent. The Caribbean visa fee will also increase to 80 euros per person. Visa for children under 6 years old remain free of charge.

Study and Scientific Research applications are no longer accepted

Dear applicants,

Please be advised that applications for visa type: Study, Scientific Research are no longer accepted. Those travelling to the Netherlands for study purposes and with a purpose of conducting scientific research can apply for Business visa.

Additional questions regarding those visa types can be directed at the Embassy or the Consulate of the Netherlands.

Self-service insurance

Due to the regulation of the European Union (Decision 2004/17/CE of December 22nd 2003), it is necessary for visa applicants to be in possession of travel insurance valid during their stay in the Schengen area.

As approved by Dutch Embassy and consulates, the Visa Application Centers in China for the Netherlands introduce an option of choosing a travel medical insurance meeting Schengen insurance requirements on an independent self-service insurance website. This service is provided by a third-party service provider.


Implementation of document scanning

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.