Netherlands Visa Requirements

  1. A passport with at minimum two blank pages and is valid for at least 90 days after the end of travel. Copy of the first page including personal data and previous Schengen visas if obtained.

  2. Completed and signed visa application form along with one color biometric photo that is not older than 6 months.

  3. Proof of travel with confirmed both-way tickets.

  4. Bank account details proving that the passenger can sufficiently fund his/her travel.

  5. Evidence of occupation in the form of certified documents through employer letter, student certificate, document of registration or demonstration of pension funds.

  6. Accommodation details through an invitation letter or proof of your hotel reservation throughout your stay.

  7. Documentation of travel health insurance that will cover up to 30.000 euros throughout the period of travel and is valid within the entire Schengen area.

There are specific documents to attach to your application dossier depending on your status of employment.


  • Employment contract (original certificate of employment indicating the position in the company and the salary)

  • Bank account statement of the past 6 months

  • Approval letter of leave from employer

  • Income Tax Return (ITR)


  • Proof of business license (company registration)

  • Company’s bank account statement of the past 6 months

  • Income Tax Return (ITR)


  • Documentation of University enrollment

  • No-objection certificate from school management


  • Pension statement documenting the past 6 months



  • Proof of financial resources is nevertheless required

  • If the person is not able to finance his/her own expenses, proof of a sponsor is mandatory.

    What is Visa Sponsorship for the Netherlands?

    Students or unemployed/retired people who are not in a position to cover their own travel expenses will need to demonstrate support from a sponsor who will bear the full costs. Travelers should prove sufficient financial resources demonstrating 55 euros per day for short term stays up to a maximum of 90 days. Otherwise, your sponsor will have to prove that through meeting certain requirements such as filling out the sponsorship form and submitting the requested documents. Moreover, only first grade relatives can fulfill this position. You can check our website for all the relevant details.
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Visa Requirements

In addition to above mentioned application documents, general requirements include:

Netherlands visa requirements for Non-Europeans


  • The general requirements for non-Europeans wishing to enter the EU conform to above mentioned procedures. In case of an invitation supporting the document, contact details of the host organization or private host such as name, address, relation to the guest, purpose and length of visit shall be included in the application.

  • Non-EU nationals who are not obliged to have an entry visa for visits to the Netherlands will nonetheless be required to ask for prior authorisation to travel to the Schengen area as of 2021. The authorization can be processed online through the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS).

Netherlands Visa Fees

You can find below fixed fees for different types of visas determined as of March 2020. In general, the visa fees include consultation, submission and processing of your application yet conditions some applicants may be exempt from visa fees or benefit from reduced prices. The visa fee is non-refundable, thus in the case of rejection of your application reimbursements are not available.

Short-Stay Visa (Adults)


National Visa


Airport Transit Visa


Children Between 6-12 Years of Age


Children Younger Than 6 Years of Age

Free of Charge

Third country nationals who signed the Visa Fee Facilitation Agreement with the EU


Important sections of Self Service Document to be Uploaded before Biometrics appointment Day

  1. Find all documents under each category.
  2. Scan all documents under each category.
  3. Email all documents under each category to us.

Needed document types

Residency: This is country residency document, if you are not applying in your country of nationality

Employment evidence: this might include a work certificate, letter or contract, for further information please check the User guide for supporting documentation.

Financial evidence: this might include a bank statement, savings certificate or payslips, for further information please check the User guide for supporting documentation

Sponsor evidence: this might include your sponsor’s passport and residency or an invitation letter, for further information please check the User guide for supporting documentation

Studies evidence: this might include your offer letter, for further information please check the User guide for supporting documentation

Family evidence: this might include birth and marriage certificates, for further information please check the User guide for supporting documentation

Accommodation: temporary or permanent this might include a rental or house, mortgage statement or house deed, for further information please check the User guide for supporting documentation

Travel and residency documents: we always recommend that you do not book and pay for travel and accommodation until the outcome of your visa is known

Other evidence: Any other valuable information.

It should end with a Link to download the visa application form. A sub section should contain the requirements for minors.

Application fees to Swiss embassy:

  • Schengen visa (age 12 years and above) – EUR 80
  • Children, ages 6–11 (unless otherwise stated in the Visa Facilitation Agreement) – EUR 40
  • Appointment Fees: N24,000


Processing time

The processing time for a Russian visa can take 3 to 20 days, depending on the urgency of your application.


When your Russian visa has been approved, you will need to collect it at the Russian Embassy in Abuja. You will be contacted telephonically and via email to let you know that your visa is ready for collection.

Biometrics collection/submission addresses

Embassy of the Switzerland Federation


The Switzerland Embassy is in Abuja: 157, Adetokumbo Ademola Crescent Wuse II, Abuja. 

Business Hours: 
Monday-Friday: 12:00-13:00

Application collection days: 

Monday, Thursday, Thursday: 09:00-11:00

How to apply

Step 1: Fill all forms Online or Offline.  or download form HERE

Step 2: Pay application fees. 

Step 3: Select Biometrics Appointment Date. 

Step 4: Upload All Support Documents

Step 5: Print out all submission documents. 

Step 6: Visit TLS Centre for Submission.

Download your Visa application form here - fill it and scan it to our email for consultation purposes.

Consultation - Be Sure of your Visa approval chances!

Contact our Visa experts on 08100070067 or send us a mail at

Get Expert advice from our Visa consultants. Yes! You can DIY but with guidance from our visa experts. Below are the benefits of our consultation services.

  • Bank Account Audit and Reporting: We will audit your application statement of account to know it will be suitable for the kind of application being made.
  • Letters of Support: We will check your letters and advise on how you should rewrite them to be better suited to your application. 
  • Complete Consultation/Advisory services: We will ask all relevant questions regarding your application and advice on the best approach. 
  • Save Money and Time: Avoid waste of valuable resources on visa applications that lack the merit required to get the visa granted. We scrutinize all applications based on years of experience and make sure every penny spent on a visa yields the desired outcome. 
  • Huge Convenience: We make your life simple by providing you with all the information you need in a specific way to your unique application. 
  • Expertise: We have treated many applications over the years and we have a better understanding of what entry clearance officers want. 
  • Transparency: We provide clear processes and application details that help build reliable travel history for all clients, no forms or contents are hidden. 
  • Privacy: All applications are done confidentially as vital documents relating to finance and social life are kept private. 

Consultation Fee Per Applicant: N15,000 Only per Session.

Pay For A-Z Processing. #150,000 Per  Applicant

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