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You may submit you application at The Embassy of The Kingdom of The Netherlands, New Delhi. / The Consulate General of The Kingdom of the Netherlands

or may submit your application at your nearest VFS visa application centre for The Netherlands. 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.


SCHENGEN STATES CONSULAR POSTS’ APPROVED LIST OF INDIAN TRAVEL INSURANCE COMPANIES PROVIDING TRAVEL MEDICAL INSURANCES FOR SCHENGEN VISA PROCEDURE Effective as of 25 April 2014

 COMPANY NAME APPROVED FULL COVERAGE OF AGE GROUPS
Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company 6 months – 70 years
Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company 6 months – 70 years
Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company 0 month – 70 years
Future Generali India insurance Company 6 months – 70 years
HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company 3 months – 70 years
ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company 3 months – 50 years
Policies for Schengen Countries 51-85 years
IFFCO - Tokio General Insurance Company 3 months – 70 years
Reliance General Insurance Company 3 months – 70 years
Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance Company 3 months – 70 years
Star Health & Allied Insurance Company 6 months – 70 years
Tata AIG General Insurance Company 6 months – 55 years
Silver Schengen Plan 56-70 years
Senior Schengen Plan 71-79 years
The New India Assurance Company 6 months – 60 years
The Oriental Insurance Company 6 months – 60 years
United India Insurance Company 0 month – 65 years
Universal Sompo General Insurance Company 0 month – 70 years

Consular Posts of Schengen States approved specific travel medical insurance policy schemes for corporate travels of travel insurance companies on this list with 70 years of age as upper limit of appropriate coverage. However, acceptance of travel medical insurance policy schemes for group travels (e.g. tour or incentive groups) with 70 years of age as upper limit of appropriate coverage is conditioned on that Consular Posts of Schengen States would be able to check the coverage of individual members of these groups in the Travel Insurance Portals of Non-Life Insurers of the General Insurance Council (online verification tool).
Visa applicants are advised to note that other travel medical insurances issued by Indian insurance companies are not accepted for Schengen visa procedure. However, visa applicants may seek to obtain insurance in any other country where claims against the insurance company would be recoverable in a Schengen State.
NOTE1

Visa applicants for a Schengen visa for one or two entries shall prove that they are in possession of adequate and valid travel medical insurance to cover any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention and/or emergency hospital treatment or death, during their stay(s) on the territory of the Schengen States. Visa applicants for a uniform visa for more than two entries (multiple entries) shall prove that they are in possession of adequate and valid travel medical insurance covering the period of their first intended visit. In addition, such applicants shall sign the statement, set out in the application form, declaring that they are aware of the need to be in possession of travel medical insurance for subsequent stays. The insurance shall be valid throughout the territory of the Schengen States and cover the entire period of the person’s intended stay or transit. The minimum coverage shall be EUR 30 000. Applicants shall, in principle, take out insurance in their country of residence. Where this is not possible, they shall seek to obtain insurance in any other country. When assessing whether the insurance cover is adequate, consulates shall ascertain whether claims against the insurance company would be recoverable in a Schengen State.

Visa applicants for a uniform visa for more than two entries (multiple entries) shall prove that they are in possession of adequate and valid travel medical insurance covering the period of their first intended visit. In addition, such applicants shall sign the statement, set out in the application form, declaring that they are aware of the need to be in possession of travel medical insurance for subsequent stays.
The insurance shall be valid throughout the territory of the Schengen States and cover the entire period of the person’s intended stay or transit. The minimum coverage shall be EUR 30 000.

Applicants shall, in principle, take out insurance in their country of residence. Where this is not possible, they shall seek to obtain insurance in any other country. When assessing whether the insurance cover is adequate, consulates shall ascertain whether claims against the insurance company would be recoverable in a Schengen State.

Holders of diplomatic / official passports, applicants for short stay visa to The Netherlands Antilles or Aruba and applicants for long stay visa (MVV’s) to The Netherlands should submit their applications through prior appointment directly to the visa office of the Embassy of The Netherlands, 6/50F, Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri New Delhi 110 021, timings are 9 am to 9:30 am, or at the office of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands ,Forbes Building ,First Floor, Charanjit Rai Marg, Fort Mumbai 400001 except on holidays mentioned under the link holidays.

Indian citizens residing only in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka travelling to LATVIA (as main destination within Schengen) can submit their application at the Netherlands Visa Application Centre in Mumbai. Until further notice requirements that apply for applications to travel to the Netherlands will also apply for Latvian visa applications."

Please Note:

People who wish to travel to The Netherlands during the peak season should submit their visa application at least one month in advance to avoid disappointment. The embassy otherwise may not be able to serve them.


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.