netherlands visa

Best way to apply for Netherlands visa

Netherlands Embassy in Nigeria

We will give you guidance on how to apply for the Netherlands visa in Nigeria, Netherlands visa requirements, and the Netherlands Embassy in Nigeria. First of all, you will have to know that the netherlands embassy in Nigeria is located in two states in Nigeria. Netherlands embassy in Nigeria addresses are as follows:

Netherlands embassy in Nigeria is located at Lagos is at 14A Walter Carrington Crescent Victoria Island Lagos.

The second office of the Netherlands embassy in Nigeria is located at EU Common Embassy Complex 21st Crescent off Constitution Avenue Abuja.

How to apply for netherlands visa in nigeria

Let us note that despite the fact that there is a Netherlands embassy in Nigeria, the Netherlands embassy in Nigeria does not handle visa applications. So applicants planning their trip to apply for the Netherlands visa application can not apply via the Netherlands embassy in Nigeria. So where do we apply?

Netherlands embassy in Nigeria has given vfs Nigeria the right to handle their visa application in Nigeria under the supervision of the France embassy in lagos and the belgium embassy in Nigeria. Yes, so for example if you want to apply for a visa to the Netherlands, the netherlands embassy in Nigeria has instructed all applicants applying in lagos to apply via France embassy in lagos.

Also, note that the France embassy in lagos use vfs Nigeria as for their France visa application center. Netherlands embassy in Nigeria also instructed all applicants in Abuja to apply via the Belgium embassy in Abuja.

The Netherlands is also amongst the list of Schengen countries. So when applying for Netherlands visa in Nigeria, most of the rules that apply to the other Schengen countries are also requested for visa processing by the Netherlands embassy in Nigeria. Kindly see all you need to know about the france visa application.

STEP 1

Get your international Nigeria Passport ready. Kindly note that as part of the rules, the Netherlands embassy in Nigeria requires that all passports are valid for 3 months after the trip but we do advise you have 6 months’ validity.

STEP 2

Make a colored copy of your passport data page (data page is the page where your photo is on your nigeria international passport )

STEP 3

Remember we said the Netherlands embassy in Nigeria doesn’t handle visa application, so you have to do it through France visa application. So visit the France visa application form link.

STEP 4

Register and create a profile for your application

STEP 5

The next step is to complete and submit the France visa application form. All information must be correct and accurate. Once the form is submitted, you cannot make any changes.

STEP 6

After submission, applicants make mistakes by just visiting the center and they are turned back. But with this information you won’t get turned back, intact you are prepared. So kindly print the receipt and visa application form you submitted.

STEP 7

Then you can visit the vfs Nigeria address in Lagos, vfs submission center, third Roundabout lekki with your documents, and cash. The visa fee including all other charges is about N50000. kindly note that for now France visa application is not based on appointment and the France visa fee is not fixed.

STEP 8

I do advice you snap your passport picture there, the reason is that these countries change photo specs and its painful that after you spend money at home to call a photographer to snap you when you take it to the vfs center, they then turn you back because of its not the photo requirement of the Netherlands embassy in Nigeria. So save the stress, get there on time, tell them the country and they will snap you. They have a photographer inside the center.

STEP 9

Submit and proceed for biometrics. You can also pay for the courier. You will be notified when your passport is out.

Netherlands visa requirements for Nigeria passport holder

The Netherlands embassy in Nigeria requires certain documents from you in order for your visa to be processed for approval. You can add additional documents to help support your application but here will be listed the basic documents required by the Netherlands embassy in Nigeria. The documents to prepare are :

Netherlands visa application form filled online.
Netherlands visa fee biometrics receipt
Passport validity must be above 6 months after intended stay
Proof of accommodation for your stay
Travel insurance and self-explanatory letter
Flight reservation for your trip and letter of invitation
Letter of introduction from your office if employed
Business letter of invitation ( for business trips)
Marriage certificate and 4 months bank statement required
Children birth certificate

How to fill the netherlands application form

When filling the Netherland visa application form, you will have to be careful so you don’t make mistakes because it is submitted online. Kindly see how to fill the Netherland Schengen visa application form

Netherlands visa application form- how to fill netherlands visa form online

Kindly note that a separate visa application form is required for each applicant submitting.

Surname of Applicant (Family Name)

Write it exactly as it is in your passport.  

Surname at birth (Former Family Name)

Your surname you had at your birth. 

First Name(s)

Write it as it is in your passport

Date of Birth

Write it as it is in your passport.

Place of Birth

Write it as it is in your passport

Country of Birth

Write it as it is in your passport.  

Current Nationality

Write it as it is in your passport.

Gender M/F

Tick the box corresponding to your gender.

Civil Status

Tick the box corresponding to your legal marital status.

Minors

Full name, address, and nationality of the person holding parental authority or legal guardianship of the minor.

National Identity Number

Write your national identity number.

Travel Document Type

Specify type of travel document.

Travel Document Number

Write it as it is in your passport.  

Issue Date

Write it as it is in your passport

Expiration Date

Write it as it is in your passport

Issued By:

Write it as it is in your passport

Applicant’s home address, email address and Telephone Number

Put in your details. Ensure your email address is correct.

Residence in Another Country

If you live in a country other than your current nationality, stating, if you answer yes, the number of your residence permit and its expiration date of your permit.

Current Occupation

Fill in your occupation, and If you have no occupation, write “no occupation”.

Employer or Educational Institution

Fill in the name of the organization (firm, public service, educational institution) where you work and its contact information or student details if you are still a student.

The Main Purpose of Your Trip

Tick the box that best describes the purpose of your trip.

Destination Member State

This means the country where you will reside more during your trip around the Schengen countries.

First Entry Member State

This means the first Schengen country you will be stepping into during your trip.

Number of Entries Requested

Tick the box corresponding to your desired number of entries. Single means you will enter only once, multiple means you will enter more than once.

Length of Stay

Fill in your days numbers that you will stay.

Schengen Visas Issued during the Last 3 Years

Fill in the number of visas that you have obtained to enter the Schengen area during the last 3 years.

Fingerprints

Tick box if you have previously taken a Schengen fingerprint and If your fingerprints have already been taken for a visa application, indicate the date.

Entry Permit for Your Final Destination Country, If Applicable

Fill in the number and validity dates for your visa at your final destination, if this country is outside the Schengen area.

Arrival Date

Fill in your expected arrival date in the Schengen area.

Departure Date

Fill in your departure date from the Schengen area.

Inviting Person’s Name

Fill in the name of the person who invited you, or the contact information for a hotel, telephone and fax.

Host Organization / Firm Name and Address

Write the name and address of the firm or organization that invited you (telephone and fax) and the contact information for your contact person in the firm.

Travel and Living Expenses During Your Stay Are Covered by?

Tick the appropriate box or boxes

Personal Information Regarding a Family Member who is a European Union, EEA, or Swiss National

Fill in the full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, and relationship only if you are the dependent spouse, child, father, or mother of a person who is a citizen of another State of the European Union if applicable.

Relationship

Tick the appropriate box if you are a family member of a European Union, EEA, or Swiss national.

Date and Location

Fill in the place and date where you are filling-in the form, even if this date is different than the day you are going to the visa service.

Signature

The Schengen Visa application form should be completely filled and signed by the Visa Applicant. If the visa applicant is a minor (under 18), the application must be signed by a person having parental authority and their relationship should be included (father, mother, guardian). If the visa applicant cannot sign, a cross may be used.

That’s all on the Netherlands embassy in Nigeria and how to apply for the Netherlands visa. Every application is not the same, but you can contact us via any of our social media means or drop a comment below for guidance, we will guide you for free and advice on any other inquiries.

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