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(Blue Carpet Visa Facility)

This is a blue carpet visa facility provide by Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands/The Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Only seamen who are nationals from a country which is required to have a valid visa to enter the Schengen space need to apply for a seamen transit visa and if they intend to join a ship that is (or will be) in a Schengen port, land with the aim of join another ship that is (or will arrive) in a Dutch port.

This visa valid up to 5 days.

All applicants / travel agents and Representatives applying under the Blue Carpet facility (Seamen Category) can directly walk-in submit their application at VFS Global centres in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai Kolkata and Ahmedabad as per the below timings:

New Delhi Between 09:00 – 10:00
(Monday – Friday)
Mumbai Between 08:00 – 09:00
(Monday – Friday)
Chennai Between 08:00 – 09:00
(Monday – Friday)
Bengaluru Between 08:00 – 09:00
(Monday – Friday)
Ahmedabad Between 08:00 – 09:00
(Monday – Friday)
Kolkata Between 09:00 – 10:00
(Monday – Friday)
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.