Netherlands Business Visa Requirements

  1. Passport: 

An original passport that has at least six months validity beyond your intended departure date and minimum 2 blank pages for visa stamping is required.

  • A copy of any previous passports or visas that have been issued.
  • Include all of your previous passports (if any).
  • If a visa request is denied, the information of the original letter sent by the country’s authorities is preferable.
  1. Visa Application Form for the Netherlands: 

The applicant must complete and sign the visa application form.


  1. Photo requirements: 

Two recent passport-sized photos with a matt or semi-matt quality, 60-80% facial coverage, white backdrop, and no border (Size: 35mm x 45mm)

Please note that the photograph must be less than 3 months old, scanned/stapled, and not have been used in any previous visas.

  1. Covering-Letter: 

A covering letter from the application detailing the applicant’s name, designation, passport number, purpose, and who will be responsible for the entire trip’s costs, including travel, lodging, and expenses. Addressed to: The Visa Officer, Dutch Embassy in Dhaka.

  1. Letter of Invitation: 

(If Any)

  1. Forwarding-Letter: 
  • On the applicant’s company letterhead, a forwarding letter / NOC from the applicant’s company authority specifying the applicant’s name, designation, passport number, purpose, and duration of visit.
  • A letter from the educational institution requesting a visa or a student card/proof of school enrolment (if student)


  1. Proof of Occupation: 
  • If the applicant is a first-time traveler or a proprietor, a company registration certificate (original notarized English translation and original photocopy).
  • Copies of the office ID card and visitor cards.
  1. Financials: 
  • Company or personal bank statement for the previous six months, clearly stating the bank’s name and phone number.
  • Pay stub for the previous six months. (If applicable)


  1. Ticketing and Hotel Reservations: 

Ticketing and Hotel Reservations.

So-way Tours & Travels offers Visa Consultancy in the Netherlands.


Bangladeshi visa applicants who wish to go to the Netherlands are granted visas in a variety of categories, including:


Visit visas, tourist visas, business visas, family visas, and other visas are all available.


The Embassy Kingdom of the Netherlands in Dhaka is located at the following address:

Road 90, House 49, Gulshan 2, 

Dhaka, Bangladesh 

Postal Address: P.O. Box 166

Telephone: (+88) 02 988 1647 – 50  

(+88) 02 984 2715 – 18,

Fax: (+88) 02 882 3326  

E-mail: dha@minbuza.nl

Hours of work (Embassy): 08.00 – 16.00 hrs. Sunday – Thursday

Hours of duty (consular department): 9.00 – 12.00 hrs. on Wednesday mornings

Information about visas: 

A Schengen visa may be required if you plan to stay in the Netherlands for up to 90 days. The Kingdom of Netherlands Embassy is no longer offers Schengen visas as of June 1, 2012. Travelers who wish to visit the Netherlands or Belgium for less than three months can apply for a Schengen visa through the Sweden Visa Application Center at the Swedish Embassy in Dhaka.


There is an appointment system in place at the Swedish Embassy. Please get in touch with the external service provider listed below (not applicable for online applications) to schedule an appointment.

Visa Application Center in Sweden

Delta Life Tower, Plot 37, Road 90, 

Gulshan North, Gulshan-2, Dhaka

(+88) 09 606 777 333 (helpline) 

From Sunday to Thursday (09:00 to 17:00)

Email: info.swedenbd@vfshelpline.com

Visit www.vfsglobal.se/Bangladesh/Index.html for further information.


To learn more about the Schengen Visa, click here.


If you are unable or unable to apply online, you may submit your application materials in person at the Swedish Embassy, based on the appointment you got from the external service provider, VFS (not applicable for online applications). The Netherlands Embassy in Dhaka is still accepting applications for long-term visas (greater than 3 months, i.e. employment, study).

The cost of a visa to the Netherlands is


Processing Time: 

The total processing time is estimated to be 10 to 15 working days (time may vary depending on the applicant’s profile and the actual processing time at the embassy).

Fee for Visa Consultation

** The service (consultancy) price of So-way Tours & Travels is subject to a 15% VAT.


Fees for Consultation and Service (BDT)

10,000/- Consultancy

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