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A country in Western Europe, bordering Belgium, Germany and the North Sea.

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Applying for a Schengen visa after going back to Pakistan from the Netherlands voluntarily

I was in the Netherlands from 01 January 2022 until 19 December 2022, then left the Netherlands on 19 December 2022 voluntarily as I was there because of the war in the Ukraine. I was in the Ukraine ...
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Insights on Canadian visa delay post-biometrics from the Netherlands

I am an Indian citizen living in the Netherlands. Recently, two months ago, I applied for a Canadian visa from The Hague, and my biometrics were taken. It's been two months since the biometrics were ...
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Expired passport and flight tomorrow

Tomorrow I am flying from Eindhoven airport to London Stansted. My friend has an expired passport. The passport expired in February this year. We cannot get a new passport anymore but we could get a &...
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Multiple entry Schengen visa date confusion

So, I have Schengen visa with the following dates: FROM: 09-12-23 UNTIL: 07-12-24 NUMBER OF ENTRIES: MULT DURATION OF STAY: 90 I have already travelled to Spain and came back to my country on ...
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Can I walk to the Netherlands from Weeze, Germany (NRN)?

I'd like to visit the Netherlands, and I can see that flights are much cheaper to Weeze, Germany (NRN) than to any airport in the Netherlands. Since Weeze is right next to the Netherlands, I would ...
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Do I need a visa to visit the Netherlands on a UK refugee travel document? [duplicate]

I’m planning on travelling to the Netherlands next month and I currently hold a UK refugee travel document. Do I need a visa to enter for a few days?
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Train connections after ferry Borkum-Eemshaven

I would like to take the ferry from Borkum to Eemshaven and continue to Groningen in March. Comparing the ferry timetables and the train departure times it appears to me that they are exceptionally ...
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If I buy tickets in advance for the Intercity train and I get late, can I get another train in a later time with the same ticket?

I'm going to Amsterdam in April, my flight will land on Schiphol and the hotel is near Amsterdam Centraal station. I'm planning to take the train from the airport to the hotel. I've checked the NS ...
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Can I travel to the Netherlands via Turkey with refugee travel documents? [closed]

Can I travel to the Netherlands via Turkey with UK refugee travel documents?
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Schengen travel insurance for flight landing next day

So, I will be flying on 25th of December and reach Spain next day i.e. 26th of December. I have already applied for Schengen Visa but I have one doubt, will it get rejected because my insurance ...
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I am an Indian passport holder with a Type 1 Dutch residence permit transiting through London. I wanted to clarify if needed a transit Visa or not? [duplicate]

I have seen multiple people ask a similar question but it was asked a few years ago and I wanted to clarify if the rules were still the same. I have a temporary residence permit(a plastic card) for ...
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Do I need a UK transit visa when connecting directly in London Heathrow when travelling with a Dutch RP and Indian Passport? [duplicate]

So, I'm planning my travel from Amsterdam to Hyderabad, India, and I was confused by the various personal accounts and information on the UK government website. I have a Residence Permit from the ...
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Entering the Netherlands with a Croatian residence permit expiring in 1,5 months

I am a Turkish citizen and I have a valid residence permit from Croatia expiring on November 22nd. And my flight ticket to the Netherlands is on October 7th. I will be flying from Istanbul, so I was ...
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Deutschlandticket to Dutch border stations — how to pass the ticket gates?

The Deutschlandticket (German ticket valid on almost all local and regional transportation in Germany) is valid for travel to the Dutch border stations of Venlo, Enschede, or Arnhem (source). In The ...
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I live in the Netherlands. How can my 14-year-old daughter and her grandfather visit me from India?

I live in the Netherlands with a Residence Permit as a highly-skilled migrant. My daughter lives with her father and grandparents in India. She is a minor and 14 years old. Can I apply for a sponsored ...
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Schengen Visa Application Travel

Can I issue my tourist Schengen visa for the Netherlands from Country A even though my plane tickets are booked from another country (Country B) to Amsterdam?
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Shipping packages to the Netherlands months ahead?

I'm a student moving to the Netherlands this fall, currently in the US. I need to move out of my current university in the next few weeks, and for the summer I'll be staying with a friend. Is there ...
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Middle name misspelled on the Netherlands short stay visa

I recently got the shortstay visa approved for my mother for her travel to the Netherlands. I observed that the visa stamp has a spelling mistake. Whose responsibility is it to correct this? ...
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Where is OVpay available and who can use it?

I am traveling to Amsterdam later this month for 6 days, with my partner. We plan on taking the NS to/from the airport, which we see on OVpay.nl supports OVpay (It says "All NS trains"). ...
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Can I bring prepackaged food into the Netherlands?

I’m going on a trip to the Netherlands and I’m wondering if I’m able to bring prepackaged food. All guidelines seem to be about fresh fruit, dairy, and meat. Specifically, I’m wondering about crackers,...
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Do I need any visa for transit via Amsterdam (Beijing to Oslo via Amsterdam)? [duplicate]

I am an Iranian Citizen (and Chinese residence permit) who has a Norway D-type visa (single entry). I'm going to buy a flight ticket from Beijing (China) to Oslo (Norway) with a connecting flight at &...
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UK Refugee travel document (blue color) and visas for Netherlands and Germany

I have a UK blue refugee travel document. Do I need a visa for entry to the Netherlands and Germany? Someone said to me you don’t need visa for the Netherlands and Germany but I want to make sure. It’...
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Stati Schengen visa [duplicate]

I had a stati Schengen visa applied from Italy embassy in uk. Its a type c stati Schengen visa. As of now my plan has changed, instead of going to Italy got changed to Netherlands. So can i go to ...
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Forced to pay a customs fee for importing a used wedding dress into the Netherlands. Is there a way to avoid paying?

I have been required to pay a hefty Value Added Tax (VAT) and customs duty on my wedding dress that I brought from Australia to the Netherlands (I was stopped at customs, so I likely also need to pay ...
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Pollen in dunes at coast of the Netherlands in May

I have an allergy against grass pollen. I would like to make a vacation at the sea side, preferably in the Netherlands. In my home region the pollen concentration is very high in May, so I would like ...
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How are business travel expenses usually reported when using the Dutch public transport system?

What is the best way to get receipts of the actual trips when filing expense reports during business travel in the Netherlands? The specificity is the use of the OV-chipkaart with preloaded balance to ...
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What's the cheapest (within reasons) way to travel from Hoek van Holland to Mainz with 2 bicycles?

On a Friday in May, I need to travel from Hoek van Holland, Netherlands to Mainz, Germany in one day. I can start Friday early morning and need to be in Mainz in the late afternoon. I'm looking for ...
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Worried about being refused entry into Schengen

Hi I just got a Schengen visa and I am pleased about that. But at the same time, I'm worried about being refused entry. So the issue is that I applied from the NL embassy (VFS center) for NL and Spain....
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Do I need to go through multiple immigration when changing Schengen country?

So I finally got the Schengen visa from Netherlands. I'll stay 3 days in Netherlands and 3-4 days in Spain. I wanted to know if I need to go through immigration process again in Spain? Or only at the ...
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Is a 4-minute connection enough time to change trains in Utrecht?

I have booked a non-refundable train ticket from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. After paying, I found out that I have only 4 minutes to change trains in Utrecht station. Is this sufficient time to make the ...
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Can I bring alcohol free beer (<0.5% ABV) into Louisiana from The Netherlands?

I am trying to figure out if I can take non alcoholic beer with me to my family in Louisiana. I could only find this Louisiana State Legislature article which mentions: "Alcoholic beverage" ...
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What is the Netherlands visa category to pick if you're attending a conference and accompanied by your spouse for tourism

I'm planning to attend a conference in The Netherlands (Amsterdam) in the month of April 2023. My spouse would be accompanying me on the trip purely for tourism reasons. When applying for the visa via ...
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At what hour should I arrive at Schiphol for a flight to a destination within the Schengen Area that leaves at 7:00 AM?

My flight leaves from Amsterdam at 7:00 AM. I'm flying to another country within the Schengen Area, which means no passport control. In the good old days of efficient Schiphol (sigh...), I would have ...
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Can I bring frozen baked Jamaican Patties into the Netherlands?

For context, Jamaican Patties can be thought of as an empanada; baked pastries with a little meat filling (roughly like 20% to 35% meat to pastry ratio). I know to the US, I can bring it in with no ...
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What to not to miss in Dutch Hoge Veluwe national park in October?

I was thinking of visiting Dutch De Hoge Veluwe national park in the middle of October during one day. Given that the weather may not be perfect and given that I am usually not good in naturally ...
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I am a South African travelling to the USA via Amsterdam - Do I need another visa to pass through Amsterdam if I do not leave airport? [duplicate]

I am a South African travelling to Chicago, I have a valid 10-year visa for the USA but my flight is from Johannesburg to Amsterdam airport, onward to Chicago. Do I need another visa for the fact ...
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Dutch border police stamped my passport on exit but not re-entry. Should I be concerned?

I'm a British citizen living in the Netherlands with a permanent residence permit with type "PERMANENT RESIDENCE DOCUMENT WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT ART. 18(1)" According to the website for the ...
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OV-chipkaart value and refunds in 2022

Say you were travelling from Brussels to Amsterdam by train, spending 2-4 days in Amsterdam using public transport then travelling from Amsterdam to Antwerp by train. Given 3-5 tram/metro/bus ...
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Travelling from Belgium to Amsterdam by train - NS Flex discount

Say you were travelling from Brussels to Amsterdam by train, spending 2-4 days in Amsterdam using public transport then travelling from Amsterdam to Antwerp by train. According to the NS website, it ...
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Do I need a work visa to attend a conference?

I'm a British citizen and my company is sending me to a conference in the EU (the Netherlands) later this month. Do I need to apply for a work visa while I am attending the conference? This is my ...
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Should I show mutual fund statements for Schengen visa or liquidate to my bank account?

I'm in the process of applying for a Schengen tourist visa (Netherlands) from India. I invest a good amount of my salary in mutual funds every month (SIP). I've been setting aside some money (also in ...
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Is a Dutch ID card still valid for travel to the UK after Brexit?

Before Brexit, a Dutch ID card was valid to travel to the UK. Since Brexit, I'm not sure. I hear conflicting information. Some claim an ID card is still OK, others say a passport is needed. Can ...
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Time to clear border controls when arriving via ferry at Rotterdam

How long does it take to clear border controls when arriving by ferry at Rotterdam from Hull?
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Can I use Revolut for the personal OV-Chipkaart in Netherlands?

They write that I need a Dutch bank account to get a personal OV-Chipkaart in the Netherlands for public transport, but I can't find if Revolut or N26 which are online banks accepted in the ...
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Has anyone recently applied for Schengen visa for Netherlands? In how many days did you receive your visa?

I had applied for Schengen visa for Netherlands from San Francisco on 22nd July 2022. It's been 3 weeks now, in my past experience three times I always received it within 2 weeks. Now I am worried if ...
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Country of residence? MVV form - The Netherlands

I am a citizen of Mauritius and I currently living in Mauritius. I need to collect my MVV visa at the embassy of the Netherlands in Tanzania and I need to fill the MVV form beforehand. However in the ...
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Expectations when dressing in a Dutch hotel room (no curtains)

I am traveling to the Netherlands. The hotel (I've been there before) has no curtains or blinds in the rooms - very typical for the country. In front of the window runs a street, not particularly wide,...
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Will I be able to take a Norway - Netherlands - Norway flight with only a Norwegian drivers license?

I am in the middle of a work trip. I started off in Stavanger (Norway), and flew to Oslo (Norway) where I am at a conference for a day. Tomorrow, I am supposed to fly from Oslo Gardermoen airport to ...
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Who has priority in this Netherlands road junction?

Priority to the right is a right-of-way system, in which the driver of a vehicle is required to give way to vehicles approaching from the right at intersections. However, can I ask in below case who ...
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Can anybody provide a checklist for documents for a conference visa to Netherlands? (from India)

I can not find the checklist (specific for India to the Netherlands) anywhere, not even on the VFS website.
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