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It could be possible that you need to get a visa for Amsterdam before you arrive. That is of course the same visa for the Netherlands. Citizens of many countries don’t need a visa, mainly from the European Union.

Visa for Amsterdam

Be carefull, without a visa for Amsterdam access to the country can be denied.

Shorter than 3 months

Below is a list of countries whose residents do not need a visa to stay in the Netherlands for 3 months or less:

Please visit the website of JustLanded for the current visa-free countries.

Citizens of other countries must apply for a visa. Even if this is for a stay shorter then 3 months. You must apply for a visa at the Dutch embassy or consulate in your country of residence / origin. This must be before you come to the Netherlands.

Longer than 3 months

If you are a citizen of the EU, EEA or Switzerland, or are a family member of a citizen of these countries and you do not hold EU nationality, you can check whether you need a visa or certificate on the Ministry of Security and Justice website.

If you are planning to stay in the Netherlands for a period longer than 3 months, you need an Machtiging tot Voorlopig Verblijf (MVV). An MVV is a temporary residence permit for anyone wanting to remain in the Netherlands for more than three months.

Please get the right Preparation for Amsterdam before you hit the city.

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