Home to picturesque landscapes, tulip gardens and some of the most famous and quaint college towns, the Netherlands is one of Europe’s most promising destinations. Everything from delectable cheese to the indomitable spirit of the Dutch is what has people always coming back for more.
Are you planning a visit soon to the Netherlands? Have you been unable to arrange an appointment date for Dutch Schengen visa from London? In 2017, the British consulate issued close to 18,000 visas. So getting your Dutch Schengen visa appointment in London can make you wait around for a long time.
Don’t let this hamper the excitement of the fast-approaching vacation!
Here’s what we have for you! In this article, we will explain how to get Dutch Schengen visa appointment and what you should do if you don’t get one. We can help you get an appointment by just filling our Schengen visa appointment form.
Once you have the appointment ready, you will have to get all the required documents in order.
How to get Dutch Schengen Visa appointment in London – The Basics
This is how you can book a Dutch Schengen Visa appointment from London:
The Dutch Consulate gets your visa application done through VF Services (UK) Limited
You will have to schedule an online appointment with VFSGlobal. For this, please visit the VFSGlobal homepage.
This is the page that you will be redirected to:
The next step is to register as a new user. For this, click on ‘New User‘.
To gain access to the online appointment booking portal, fill in the necessary details. Select an available date and time slot.
The appointment with VFSGlobal is usually difficult to get and is subject to availability. It is known that VFSGlobal can support at least 30 applicants on any given day. For this service, the handling charge charged by VFSGlobal will be $25 or above.
What to do when there is no appointment date available for Dutch Schengen visa?
Follow these steps when you are unable to get a Dutch Schengen visa appointment:
Change the jurisdiction
You could be waiting for a really long time at your preferred jurisdiction to get an appointment date for Dutch Schengen visa. Have you looked for another jurisdiction? We advise you to turn your attention to a jurisdiction at another location. This, however, does not guarantee you an appointment, since most of the consulates are usually booked well in advance.
Change the main Schengen Consulate
Are you applying for Dutch Schengen visa appointment from London? It has been observed that the main Schengen countries like Germany, France, Italy may be all booked out for a couple of months. In such cases, you can try your luck with any other country’s consulate. Trying to apply to countries like Slovakia or Malta where there is not an incursion of applicants might help your case.
Showing a tentative travel plan with this country by using temporary flight and hotel bookings will help you to speed up this process. We can help you with this! Just follow the link above.
That’s it! Once your visa is approved, you can travel within the Schengen country. For instance, you can land in Slovakia, transit for a day and take the earliest available flight to the destination of your choice in Europe.
Wait for someone to cancel their Dutch Schengen visa appointment
This is risky and you never know how long you will have to wait. But it is sure worth a try. You can wait for a cancellation of Dutch Schengen visa appointment and hope that you get the appointment. For this, you should keep multiple tabs open for all the consulates in your locality. Watch intently. Do not forget to refresh the tabs at regularly.
We suggest you not to discard this option. There have been many scenarios where our customers have got an appointment just by waiting for a cancellation of another’s appointment. In fact, we have a team dedicated to watching for any Schengen visa appointments opening up and booking it on your behalf.
If you are interested, fill the Schengen visa appointment form and we will guide you through it.
Want us to get your Dutch Schengen visa appointment?
We can help you get your Dutch Schengen visa in the following countries:
We are adding several countries to this list.
We provide this service to corporate employees and business professionals. Such customers from the above countries, usually require a visa within a short span of time. We can arrange their visas within 1-2 weeks. To find out how you can get Dutch Schengen visa in 7 days you can click here.
In the case of high demand, we will try in all the nearest consulates. This option is subject to availability of slots in the preferred consulate.
The fees for the appointment is not fixed by us, as the quote for Schengen visa appointment varies based on the region of operation. A fee of $35 will be charged on top of the quote for our service.
You will need to fill the form below and pay a nominal fee of $10. Once we have your appointment ready for you, you can pay the remainder of the service fee.
Click here for Schengen visa appointment form.
- Fill the above form. The initial payment can be done via Paypal, Western Union, or through direct bank transfer.
- Within 8 hours of the initial payment, we will send you an email regarding the availability of a slot and the consulate of appointment.
- Once you have confirmed, we will send you the appointment details and reference number to verify.
There’s nothing left to do other than to pack your bags! You can now attend the appointment and apply for your Dutch Schengen visa.
FAQs on Schengen visa appointment
Find out more about visa appointment and have your queries answered.
Can I take an appointment for my whole family?
No, you will have to make individual appointments for each member of your family. If you are making an appointment through VFS global, then within a single account you can book five Schengen visa appointments. But the dates might vary for each of the 5 appointments as they may not be available on one day.
Can you make an appointment for me?
Yes! We can surely assist you in getting a Dutch Schengen visa appointment. We can handle the appointment request for your whole family as well. Just fill the below form:
Where can I verify my appointment?
You may have your appointment verified on the government or the VFSGlobal website.
What amount is to be paid to get an appointment?
The amount payable varies from one consulate to another. We charge $35 as the service fee. The appointment date also determines the price for an appointment. The earlier you request for an appointment, the higher you pay for the same.
Can I take Schengen visa appointment for multiple applicants?
Getting an appointment for multiple persons is difficult on the same day. In case of more than 3 or 4 applicants, we can provide appointments on different dates or in a different consulate.
Can I pay a higher fee and get the appointment?
We operate on a first come first serve basis. You will have to wait for your turn.
Is the appointment fee refundable?
It is fully refundable if you cancel before we get you an appointment or if we are unable to get you one. But once we get you an appointment, it is non-refundable.
Could my Dutch Schengen visa application get rejected?
Yes, the consulate could reject your application for a number of reasons. Common reasons are:
- No evidence of travel itinerary
- Travel insurance invalidity
How can I apply for a long stay visa?
Long-stay visa application decisions are made by the Immigration and Naturalization services in the Netherlands. You can visit www.ind.nl for detailed information about the application process.
Do I need to have a travel insurance for Dutch Schengen visa?
The proof of travel insurance for DutchSchengen visa must cover emergency medical expenses up to a minimum of 30,000 Euros.
How long will it take for you to get Schengen visa appointment on my behalf?
We usually take around 8-10 hours, since we need to check with all the consulates for the availability of an appointment slot.
What is the processing time for a Visa application?
The processing time for a Dutch Schengen visa is a minimum of 14 calendar days.
Within how much time do I have to complete the payment?
We make close to 250 appointments a day. If the demand is high, you will have less than an hour to complete the payment and appointment. Sometimes, our reseller puts the appointment to auction and usually, we always have takers for the appointment.
What details are required in order to book the appointment?
Details such as your name, passport number, expiry date passport issue date are needed. The information needed depends on the country you are applying to. For additional information, we will get in touch with you by email.
In which countries do you provide the service for booking a Schengen visa appointment?
We currently operate in India, UK and USA. We are adding more countries regularly.
What mode of payment is accepted?
You can make a direct bank transfer to complete the payment. You can also make the payment via PayPal or Western Union.
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London Information
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