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How to Apply


Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how long it will take to process, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Embassy. You may refer to the link ‘All about Visas’ to understand details of various visas.


Complete you visa application form and affix your photograph. You may download the form from this website. Also, please mention name along with surname of father and spouse, if applicable. Please ensure that you furnish all the required documents. You may download the relevant document checklist from this website. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


All applicants applying for a short stay Schengen visa or Caribbean visa are required to schedule a (prior) appointment at the VFS Visa Application Centre where they will be submitting their application.

To schedule an appointment at a VFS visa application center: Click here.

Please note that, as of the 2nd of July 2018, it is required to pay the VFS service fee of INR 1167/- and convenience fee INR 160/- (for provision of multiple modes of payment) online when booking the appointment; the requested appointment will only be confirmed once payment has been received. The VFS Service Fee is in principle non-refundable, even if you do not attend your appointment. The visa fee needs to be paid during the appointment itself in cash.


Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Service Centre.


Visit the Netherlands Visa Application Centre during the working hours and receive a token number. Please click here to check address of the center you have taken an appointment for.


Submit your application at the VFS Centre along with the applicable visa fee in cash.


Track your application online


Collect your passport from the Visa Application Centre or wait for courier delivery.