Welcome to the website of the Visa Application Centres for the Netherlands in Pakistan. This site provides information on procedures applicable to all nationalities who need a Schengen visa to travel to the Netherlands, Finland or the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. An appointment is required to submit your application at one of the 3 Visa Application Centers in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi.

Step 2 Before you decide to apply for a visa please make sure you familiarize yourself with the information on the visa subclass you are applying for. Quick links to information on visa categories and Long Term Visa Types helpful information including Visa Fee, VFS Service Charge and Processing Time can be found on the Visa Wizard page on this website.

Step 3 Applicants should fill the Download Forms corresponding to the visa subclass under which they wish to lodge their application. Applicants can get the Download Forms by visiting the nearest Netherlands Visa Application Centre or by downloading the forms from Applications and Forms.

  • The Dutch MFA has just issued the below for visa applications globally. They are shutting down visa acceptance except for emergencies and national interests cases as advised below.
    Herewith the guidelines from The Hague for the period March 18 – April 6 regarding the issuance of Schengen visa:
    The granting of visas shall be limited to the following categories:

    • Humanitarian / serious personal reasons:
      • Family visits in case of serious illness likely to result in death or death (supporting documents must be provided). In the case of an application in relation to death, consultation with the Visa Service will take place in advance);
      • Partners for assisting spouse in childbirth;
      • Necessary medical treatment that cannot be provided elsewhere (under the usual conditions).

    Guidance: these are generally unforeseen situations in which postponement of the issue of a visa does not offer a solution and for which applicant only needs to travel to the Netherlands.

    • National interests:
      • Urgent and important business interests: discussions (possibly in relation to Covid-19) of e.g. Shell, KLM or other NL companies.
      • Participation in (political) negotiations at a high level, at the invitation of NL.
      • Individual politically sensitive applications, at the request of DCV.
      • Applications submitted by International Tribunals (seat obligations) on behalf of suspects, witnesses, victims;


    The Netherlands Visa Application Centers closed

    As a result of the corona crisis the Netherlands has closed its Visa Application Centers until further notice. All visa application appointments from 18 March 2020 onwards are cancelled.

  • It is not possible to extend a visa. Not even if, due to circumstances, the visa expired unused. You will have to apply for a new visa.

  • As a precautionary measure and in order to avoid the spread of the novel Coronavirus/ Covid-19, all applicants visiting the Visa Application Center are required to have their body temperature checked at the entrance. Those who have a fever will be asked to leave and return another day when their health improves.

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News And updates

The visa application centre in Islamabad will be closed on 12 and 13 July 2018

Published on 11 July 2018

Mandatory online pre-payment introduced in Pakistan

Published on 12 November 2017

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