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28 March 2014: As from 01 April 2014, Applicants can also submit their visa application in the Ahmedabad at the below address:

Ground floor, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce,
Opp. Vallabh sadan temple,
Ashram Road,
Ahmedabad 380009

Applicants, Travel Agents and representatives: Kindly note that VFS Netherlands Visa Application Centre in Mumbai is relocating to a new premise and will be functional at the below mentioned address with effect from 07 April 2014.

Trade Centre,
3rd Floor, “G” Block,
Bandra Kurla Complex,
Bandra (East),

This is to inform all Applicants/Travel agents that the Caribbean short stay visa applications would be accepted at the VFS Netherlands Visa Application Center in Kolkata and also for Short Term Netherlands and Caribbean applications you have to take a prior appointment for submitting applications in Kolkata VFS.

All applicants / travel agents and Representatives applying under the Blue Carpet facility (Seamen Category) can directly walk-in between 08:00 hours to 09:00 hours and submit their application at VFS centres in Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore & Kolkata and between 0900 to 1000 Hrs in New Delhi. No need to take prior appointments.

This is to inform applicants for MVV/ Caribbean that their applications would be accepted at the Netherlands Embassy in New Delhi and the Netherlands Consulate in Mumbai by prior appointment only.

Kindly call at the VFS Netherlands helpline at 022 – 67866007 to schedule your appointment. The helpline functions from 8:00.a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday except holidays.

Alternatively, you may also write in to us at infonorth.nlin@vfshelpline.com.

Also, you could submit your Netherlands short stay Visa applications at the VFS Netherlands Visa Application Center in Kolkata with effect from 5 August 2013.

Finally you may please note that it could take 12 – 15 days to process your short stay visa applications (exception to OCVF only).”

Welcome to the website of the VFS Visa Application Centre for The Netherlands

This site provides information on procedures applicable to all Indian residents who wish to apply for a short stay Schengen visa to travel to The Netherlands.

Please note that the applications submitted at the VFS Netherlands Visa Application centres in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata & Ahmedabad would be delivered at The Netherlands Embassy in New Delhi on the 3rd working day from the date of submission.

For prospective applicants:
Should you wish to apply for a short stay Schengen visa to The Netherlands, please read the information on this site carefully. By following the guidelines on this website you will be able to submit your visa application together with the mandatory documents accurately. This will reduce the chances of your application being delayed or declined due to inadequate or incorrect submission of documents.

Applicants requiring special physical assistance are kindly requested to contact our helpline prior to visiting our centre to submit their application so that we may offer them best possible assistance.
Application process
Step 1 : Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how long it will take to process, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Embassy. You may refer to the link ‘All about Visas’ to understand details of various visas.
Step 2 : Complete you visa application form and affix your photograph. You may download the form from this websites. Also, please mention name along with surname of father and spouse, if applicable. Please ensure that you furnish all the required document, you may download document checklist from this website. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Step 3 : All applicants applying for an airport transit or short stay Schengen visa (for business, for cultural or sport events, for tourism, for visiting family or friends, for a fellowship or as seaman) are advised to schedule a (prior) appointment to submit their application at the VFS Visa Application Centre for The Netherlands in New Delhi./Mumbai

To schedule an appointment at VFS visa application center: Click here
Step 4 : Visit the Netherlands Visa Application Centre during the working hours and receive a token number. Please click here to check address of the center you have taken an appointment for.
Step 5 : Submit your application at the VFS centre along with the applicable fees in cash.
Step 6 : Track your application online
Step 7 : Collect your passport from the Visa Application Centre or wait for courier delivery.
Step 8 : Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Service Centre.
If you have already submitted an application for a visa at the Netherlands Visa Application Centre you can track your application here.

Please click here to go to the track your application page

PLEASE NOTE: To track applications submitted in Mumbai, Chennai & Bangalore on or before the 5 July 2013, please click on the link below:
Please click here to go to the track your application
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