Travel Visa Guide For Netherlands Embassy in Dublin, Ireland

Netherlands Embassy in Dublin is located in Ireland and has helped thousands of Ireland citizens in issuing visas. Netherlands Embassy in Dublin is one of the foreign representations who can issue a Schengen visa to travel freely in 26 Schengen states. Netherlands is famous for creative industries as architecture, fashion, gaming, design, and media and entertainment and tourists love to cover them during the trip. Netherlands Embassy in Dublin has VFS Global Ireland as outsourcing partner to collect Schengen visa applications. Find out how you apply for a Schengen visa at Netherlands Embassy in Dublin, Ireland and get approval in 5 easy steps.

      Schengen visa (2019) stats issued at Netherlands Embassy in Dublin, Ireland


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      Netherlands Embassy in Dublin






      Who can Apply Travel Visa from Netherlands Embassy in Dublin, Ireland

      Ireland citizens are eligible to apply for a travel visa from Netherlands Embassy in Dublin. Travelers with Ireland visit visas are not eligible to apply and they need to apply from their home country. Other country citizens who are subjected to Schengen visa obligation and legally present on work visas in Ireland can present a justification for lodging an application in Ireland rather than in their country of residence. Netherlands Embassy in Dublin only has the right to issue Schengen visa approval and VFS global is just a service provider.

      Netherlands Embassy in Dublin, Ireland


      160 Merrion Rd,

      Dublin 4,

      D04 T283,


      Phone: (+353) 12693444

      Timings: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Email:  [email protected]

      Website: Netherlands Embassy in Dublin | Ireland |

      Location: Netherlands Embassy in Dublin View on Google Maps

      At the External Service Provider VFS Global Dublin, Ireland


      Vistatec House, 700 South Circular Road,


      Phone: +233 (0) 30 274 6216

      Email: [email protected]

      Location: View Vfs Global Dublin on Google maps ->  

      Timings: Monday to Friday 08:00 am -3:00 pm

      Vfs global visa application center for Netherlands Embassy in Dublin accepts visa applicants with appointment to prevent delays and avoid waiting times. All appointments will be scheduled from 8 am to 3:00 pm, according to availability. Access is restricted to applicants who have an appointment confirmed by the Embassy or whose interview has been scheduled through the Visa Centre. Please, always remember to print and bring your appointment confirmation received from the Embassy or from the Visa Centre. Proof of appointment will be asked both by guards at the main gate on the street and by security at the entrance of the embassy. 

      Visa Application Fee Structure for Netherlands Embassy in Dublin, Ireland

      Application fee is collected on behalf of the Netherlands Consulate in Ireland

      Visa TypeFee Eur
      Tourism Visa80 Eur
      Business Visa72.55 Eur
      Medical Treatment80 Eur
      Study VisaNo fee
      Sports and Cultural Events Visa80 Eur
      Transit Visa80 Eur
      Transport Visa80 Eur


      VFS Service Fee: 

      Applicants lodging the visa application at the Netherlands Visa Application Centre also need to pay a VFS service fee of 15.25 Euro inclusive of VAT and this need to be paid in cash, credit /debit card. Fees is non-refundable.

      Visa Application Processing time

      The Embassy of Netherlands processes  visa applications within 15 -30 calendar days. For national visas processing requires up to 30 days for family reunion and salaried work, and up to 120 days for self-employment work.

      Schengen Visa Types issued by Netherlands Embassy in Dublin, Ireland

      Schengen visas are issued for about 90 day or less depending the reasons for applying visa which are explained below. National visa is also issued which has the duration longer than 90 days.

      Visa Applicants can choose category depending on below reasons

      • Visitor Visa- This visa is issues for tourism/vacation purposes
      • Business Visa- This visa is issues for professional/work related purposes
      • Family visa- This visa is issues for meeting family
      • Airport transit visa- This visa is used for transit
      • Medical visa- This visa is issued for receiving medical treatments
      • Schengen cultural visa- This visa for attending events
      • Study Visa – This visa is used for training or study purpose
      • Sports visa- This visa is issued for sports person

      Can Schengen Visa be Used for Single Entry or Multiple Entry?

      Consulates offer Schengen visa depending on reasons applied for, documents submitted and the fees paid.  Below are categories applicants can get

      Single Entry Visa – Traveler can enter Schengen country only once within 90 days

      Multiple Entry Visa – Traveler can enter Schengen country any number of times within 90 days

      Can a third party submit my visa application for me?

      Personal appearance is mandatory for all visa applicants, unless you are exempt from biometric data entry. Exemptions from the fingerprinting requirement are provided for a limited number of applicants, including children under the age of twelve and persons for whom the collection of fingerprints is physically impossible. Heads of State and members of the national government with members of their official delegation and spouses will also be exempted, if travelling for official purposes.



      How to Submit Travel Visa Application from Netherlands Embassy in Dublin

      Applying for Schengen  Visa is a simple and quick process if you prepare documentation carefully. If you follow steps below you can apply visa without any worries. You need to apply atleast 2 -3 weeks prior to travel date so that you give enough time for consulate to process your application.

      Step 1: Choose right visa category and Complete Schengen visa application

      Applying for a Netherlands Schengen Visa, your main destination should be Netherlands. Depending on your reason for trip select the right visa category for traveling to Netherlands. Fill the online visa form and print the completed form and attach a photo. Note that these documents will be requested when submitting your visa application to the VFS Global center

      Step 2: Prepare for Required Travel Visa Documents

      Arrange the documents listed below to submit your visa application..

      1. Passport photo
      2. Valid Passport – with at least 6 months validity having 2 blank pages
      3. Schengen Visa application form
      4. Flight Reservation Proof
      5. Invitation letter
      6. Hotel Confirmation Proof
      7. Travel Insurance covering 30,000 Euro
      8. Proof of Financial means
      9. Proof of legal residence
      10. Employment certificate
      11. Marriage/ Birth certificate

      Step 3: Make an appointment with the VFS Dublin, Ireland

      Create a VFS account by entering your personal email address and password. Fill the requested personal data. If you are part of a group of people applying for a visa, please also enter the data of those accompanying you and proceed to validate the group. Book an appointment by selecting day and time at your convenience to attend visa interview at Vfs center, Dublin, Ireland. Don’t forget to print your appointment confirmation letter, as it will be required at our reception area.

      Step 4: Attend Visa Interview at VFS Center Ireland For Netherlands Consulate in Dublin

      Read frequently asked questions listed below

      • Purpose of Your Trip?
      • Is anyone sponsoring your trip?
      • How long do you stay?
      • Do you regularly pay your income tax?
      • Can you provide your bank statement?

      To refer detailed interview questions, check out Schengen visa interview questions

      What To Do on the Date of Visa Interview

      Go to VFS Global Netherlands Visa application center in Dublin, Ireland on the date of interview atleast 30 min before your interview so that you can relax and have an overview of the location to get yourself comfortable. Ensure you got all required documents along with photocopies for your visa application. During the interview process you may be required to give biometrics data depending on consulate requirements. After the biometrics is done you need to pay the required Schengen visa fee & service fee and submit your application.

      Step 5: Collect Your Passport After Netherlands Embassy Ireland Decision

      You can track the progress of your application using track visa application status onliine. Applicants can use the Reference Number present on the invoice/receipt issued by the Visa Application Centre along with your last name to access this service. Once your visa application is decided by the Consulate General of Netherlands, your passport will be returned to the Vfs visa application Centre or have your documents returned to you by courier (if offered by the Visa Application Centre) for an additional fee.  you will be notified to collect your passport either in person or through a representative. In some cases, due to incomplete/insufficient supported documents provided, visa application can be rejected

      What happens if Schengen Visa is refused

      Negative decisions on applications are notified to the applicant. In the refusal letter reasons on which refusal decision was taken are clearly stated. Visa applicants whose applications are refused can decide to apply again or to appeal.

      Below are some of the reasons of Schengen Visa Rejection

      • Inadequate explanation of the traveling purpose
      • No travel medical insurance covering trip
      • Invalid passport or Passport expiring in 2 months
      • Lack of financial proof to support trip cost
      • Did not provide proof of accommodation
      • Missing documents

      If your Schengen Visa is rejected for some reason then you can re-apply Schengen Visa by following the article Help With Schengen Visa Rejection

      Final Thoughts:

      Did you ever realize what it takes to get travel visa stamped on passport by any embassy. Applying Schengen Visa process at Netherlands Embassy, Dublin Ireland is very simple and you need to work with Vfs Global to submit your application by following this article. Hopefully your visa will be approved and you can enjoy your trip with family, friends & others. Holders of a new Schengen visa, or of a Schengen visa still valid, therefore, are not automatically allowed to enter Netherlands and Schengen territory and must comply with the travel restrictions in force at Schengen level and at the level of the country of first entry into the Schengen area because of Covid pandemic. It is indeed the responsibility of each traveler to check the travel restrictions in place before departure