Embassy Address in India
Royal Netherlands Embassy,
6 / 50 F Shantipath , Chankaya Puri,
Tel : (11) 24197653 / 24192419
Fax : (11) 24197710
Note : Visa Apply through VFS www.vfs-nl-in.com with prior appointment
Consulate General of the Netherlands
Forbes Building, 1st Floor, Charanjit Rai Marg
Mumbai – 400 001
Tel : (22) 2201 6750
Fax : (22) 2206 9436
Note : Visa Apply through VFS www.vfs-nl-in.com with prior appointment Schengen Member States:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden, Switzerland Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak, Poland, Estonia,Slovenia,Latvia and Lithuania
|Tourist|| Original passport must not be older than 10 years; also, it must be valid for at least THREE MONTHS longer than the intended stay + 1 photocopy of the first page of the passport. It is mandatory to have two blank pages opposite to each other.
One application form with ALL COLUMNS filled in and signed by the applicant.
Two recent passport size photographs (35-40 mm in width) with white background. The face should cover 70-80% of the photo area. Photographs taken with a digital camera must be high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper. The photographs should not more than 6 months old.
COVERING LETTER in original from the applicant, introducing himself / herself, explaining the purpose and duration of the visit and the itinerary for the corresponding period in brief.
Proof of EMPLOYMENT and LEAVE letter on company’s letterhead.
Evidence of STATUS in India, such as individual income-tax return, form 16A, bank statements, record of ownership of real estate, share certificates, deposits, investments.
If the visit is SPONSORED by a referee in The Netherlands , supporting documents required are:
Proof of sufficient financial means and of strong social and economic bonds with the country of origin in the form of property papers, proof of employment/ business/ study etc. is required as support documents.
Hotel Reservations corresponding with the travel itinerary and travel tickets.
In the case of a family visit, a legalised Sponsorship Letter, addressed to the Embassy, is required of the Host.
In the case of a tourist visit, the Applicant must have with him, travel vouchers/ proof of reservation at the time of application.
All travel agents and representatives need to carry an letter of authority from the applicants for the submission of applications. The applications without the authority letter from Applicants will not be accepted.
Invitation legalized from the Town Hall.
In the absence of a referee or a sponsor, the applicant must submit:
Bank statement or salary slips for the recent 3 months.
Copy of OVERSEAS medical insurance policy, including medical emergency evacuation cover (equivalent to 30.000 Euros) corresponding with the (desired) period of stay. Approved list of Indian Travel Insurance Companies providing Travel Medical Insurance for Schengen Visa:
Apollo Munich for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
Copy of confirmed AIRLINE reservation or PNR.
|Business|| Passport in original with validity of 6 months should be issued within last 10 years
All old passports if any
1 Visa application form duly filled and signed (Find attached)
2 photographs with white background , 80 % face size, photo should not be used for any other previous visa
A typed covering letter stating purpose of trip(Should be on letter head if occupation is self employed) with travel dates and passport number
Occupation Proof – If Employed then NOC from employer with travel dates and Last 6 months salary slips OR If Self employed then Copy of Bar Council Id Card.
Personal Last 6 months updated bank statement in original with bank seal
Personal Last 3 years IT returns or Form 16
Embassy may ask for any additional document
Also embassy will ask for personal interview for the first time travelers to Schengen countries. (Depends upon availability of dates)
|Transit||Visa requirements and visa fee same as Tourist|
Visa Fee : Rs. 3900.00
VFS Charges : Rs. 520.00
|Processing Time||Tourist : 06-07 Working Days
Business : 06-07 Working Days