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Important Information

  • The Visa Applications in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore will partially reopen on Monday 10th August. The Visa Application centers will only be accepting LDR-visa applications.

    Additional information can be found at Visit the relevant page on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website to view the list of countries, to learn more about the exemptions and to see if you can apply for a visa.

  • 31 July 2020: European Union citizens including UK nationals, and members of their families, as well as residents of third countries on the list established by the EU can presently travel to the Netherlands. Please note this list is subject to change, according to developments regarding Covid-19.

    For countries still under the EU travel ban, there is a limited number of exemptions (where it ís possible to travel to the Netherlands).

    Visit the relevant page on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website to view the list of countries, to learn more about the exemptions and to see if you can apply for a visa.

    Your application will only enter the decision phase if it fulfils all Schengen visa requirements and explicitly and clearly meets the criteria for an exemption.

  • 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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  • Mandatory online pre-payment introduced in Pakistan

    All applications for a Netherlands visa made in Pakistan must book an appointment and pay the Gerry’s service fee online from the 17 November 2017.

    From the 17 November 2017 onwards all applicants for a Netherlands visa must book an appointment and pay the VFS service fee online before going to a Gerry’s visa application centre to submit their application and biometric data (fingerprints and photograph). From this date appointments to submit applications will only be accepted when the online application form and payment is complete.

    Payment will be in Euro’s and can be made online using Visa or MasterCard debit or credit card. Please ensure the chosen payment method has sufficient funds available before attempting to make an appointment and payment.

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