The Netherlands, located in north-western Europe, it is considered to be one of the world’s most densely populated country. Bounded by the North Sea to its north and the west, Netherlands is a country full of many breathtaking tourist spots. Visit this mesmerizing country and witness its artistic masterpieces, candle-lit cafes and groundbreaking architectures.
The Netherlands holds a visa rejection rate of a whopping 8%, the highest in comparison to Greece and Finland.
The embassy of Netherlands in Manila received close to 29,600 visa applications in the year 2016. However, the number of Netherlands Schengen visas that the embassy issued was 28,856.
What are the basic steps to get a Netherlands Schengen visa?
- You will need to find out if at all you need a visa to visit the Netherlands.
- Can you apply for your Netherlands Schengen visa at the Netherlands embassy in Manila?
- Will you need to book an online visa appointment? ( Get Schengen visa appointment for $ 10 )
- Do you have all your documents ready for your visa application?
- Make sure that you visit the embassy for your Netherlands Schengen visa appointment.
I am a citizen of Manila, Philippines. Will I still need to apply for a Netherlands Schengen visa?
Yes, if you are a Filipino citizen, you will need to apply for a Netherlands Schengen visa.
When is the appropriate time for me to apply for my Netherlands Schengen visa at the embassy in Manila?
It is advisable that you apply for your Netherlands Schengen visa at least three months before your departure date from Manila to the Netherlands. As this will give the Netherlands embassy in Manila enough time to go through your visa application and your documents before processing it.
Can I visit other European countries along with the Netherlands if I have Netherlands Schengen visa?
Yes, With a single Schengen visa you can visit 23 other countries along with the Netherlands as you please. Your main travel spot determines if you will need to visit the Netherlands embassy in Manila for your Schengen visa. If a greater part of your travel is centered on the Netherlands, then yes, you will need to visit the Netherlands embassy for your Schengen visa in Manila.
Read the image to gain more clarity on Schengen visa.
How do I book a Netherlands Schengen visa for myself at the Netherlands embassy in Manila?
In order to make a booking for your visa appointment, you will need to visit the official website of VFS.Global to apply for a Netherlands Schengen visa in the Philippines.
Step 1 is to Know Your Visa Type, which is a tourist visa/short-stay visa.
Step 2 is How to Apply for a Netherlands Schengen visa application and
Step 3 is After The Submission of your Netherlands Schengen visa application.
Since you are already aware of your visa type, we suggest you skip the first step and directly click on Step 2: How to Apply.
Under How to Apply, there are various steps given to you. Make sure to read through them. Next, go to Step 3 on the page shown above and move your cursor to click here and schedule an appointment.
Since you are traveling to the Netherlands and it is your main travel destination, select the first option under SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO VFS and click on “click here”.
This is the appointment login page for your Netherland Schengen visa where it is required for you to enter your credentials. If you are using it for the first time, then you will have to create an account and then login with your email address. The page after that will need you to fill in a few of your personal details. Once you are done with filling up the details, click on continue. With this, you have lodged your Netherlands Schengen visa application.
An email confirmation will be sent to you with your fixed appointment date and time. You will have to make sure that you reach the Netherlands embassy in Manila at least 5-10 minutes before your appointment time to avoid any complications with the processing of your Netherlands Schengen visa.
What are the documents that I need to carry for my Netherlands Schengen visa application?
- Your original passport
- Flight Itinerary
- Hotel Reservations
- Travel Health insurance
- A copy of your duly filled and signed Schengen visa application form
- A cover letter
- Employment letter
- Financial stability proof
Passport: Carry your valid passport. It should have a validity of at least three months from your arrival date in Manila. Also, your passport should at least have two empty pages.
Photographs: Make sure that you carry your recent passport sized photographs.
You will also need to provide your residence proof in Manila.
Travel Health Insurance proves that you are able to take care of yourself while in Sweden.
Do not forget to carry a copy of your Schengen visa application form and make sure that you have signed and filled it.
Your financial sustenance can be proved by means of your credit card statements and your travel cards to the embassy of Netherlands.
If you are a foreigner studying in Manila, then provide the Netherlands embassy with your existing university letter.
You will need to provide your employment letter in case you are an employee in Manila.
If you are retired, then your pension statements from the last six months will be enough to prove it.
A cover letter will help you increase your chances at Schengen visa approval.
What is a flight itinerary? Is it accepted by the Schengen consulate?
Of course, in fact, all the embassies mention the same. We have added links to the official visa pages which you can verify.
Your travel itinerary : you MUST BOOK your airline ticket but do not purchase until the visa has been approved.
We recommend that you do not purchase travel tickets until your visa has been approved. On the other hand, you may provide us with a reservation, a planned itinerary or an online printout of a roundtrip ticket.
Travel reservation to and from schengen area, not a ticket. Note: Make travel reservation which you can cancel
Flight (roundtrip)/travel reservations and full itinerary (if several Schengen States will be visited or if the trip covers several Schengen States and non-Schengen countries) with the name of passenger and one copy
Round trip ticket/reservation, originating in this jurisdiction to Europe (and ultimately to Italy) and back, including internal entry and exit points of travel i.e. EURORAIL tickets, car rental, internal flights. The names on reservations have to reflect the names on passports.
We can provide you with flight itineraries which are accepted by not only for Schengen visa but for all visas. We have customers using the same flight itinerary for Malaysia visa, Singapore visa, India visa, UK visa etc.
In fact, the European Union visa requirements for visa states the same.
As per the official document,
Round trip reservation or itinerary with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Schengen state. Schengen authorities accept the itinerary when applying for the visa but request the original air ticket when the visa is collected.
That is why we have 100% visa acceptance rate although some of our customers have been requested to provide “additional documents”, none of their visas has been rejected for providing fake documents.
With 80% of our customers being return customers or companies which process visas for their employees/clients, our approach is the best approach if you want to ensure the safety of your visa.
This is our orders screen for this month. Most of the orders have been placed by repeat customers.
The best part about our service is along with getting a flight reservation without payment, you can also get confirmed hotel bookings, personal cover letter, leave/no objection letter for your visa consulates.
Should I wait for my Netherlands Schengen visa approval to make my travel bookings?
The Netherlands embassy will need to see your travel bookings. Why don’t you visit our website and choose our temporary flight and hotel bookings which are accepted at all embassies and consulates? You can confirm on these same bookings upon your visa confirmation.
Why should I opt for your site for my travel bookings?
Our website, besides providing our customers with temporary travel bookings on hotels and flights, offers them with an impressive cover letter.
In addition to that, we have successfully processed more than 100000 bookings for our diverse customers.
What are the different visa fees for Netherlands that I will need to pay?
Your visa fees are determined by your visa type.
The image below is an all-inclusive Schengen cost that you will have to pay if you are going to make advanced bookings on hotels and flights.
How long will it take to process my Netherlands Schengen visa?
It will take almost fifteen days to process your Netherlands Schengen visa.
What is the validity of my Netherlands Schengen visa?
The validity of your Netherlands Schengen visa is the number of days that are mentioned in your travel itinerary. We advise you to add 2-4 days to your travel itinerary and enjoy a rush-free trip to the Netherlands.
The Netherlands embassy in Manila
Netherlands Embassy in Manila, Philippines
26th Floor Equitable Bank Tower
8751 Paseo de Roxas
(+63) 2-786 66 66
(+63) 2-786 66 00