Netherlands Tourist Visa Requirements

  1. Passport: An original passport with a validity of at least six months beyond the anticipated travel date and minimum two 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 are preferred.
  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.
  2. 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

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

Visas are provided to Bangladeshi visa applicants who wish to go to the Netherlands in a variety of categories, such as:

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


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

Address: Road 90, House 49, Gulshan 2, Dhaka, Bangladesh 

Postal Address: P.O. Box 166, Dhaka, Bangladesh

E-mail: dha@minbuza.nl 

Phone: (+88) 02 984 2715 – 18, (+88) 02 988 1647 – 50 

Fax: (+88) 02 882 3326

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

Sunday – Thursday

Hours of work (consular department)

Wednesday mornings on 9.00 – 12.00 hrs.

Information on visas: A Schengen visa may be required if you plan to stay in the Netherlands for up to 90 days. The Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands 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 contact the external service provider listed below (not applicable for online applications) to schedule an appointment.

Visa Application Center, Sweden

Helpline No: (+88) 09 606 777 333,

Delta Life Tower, Plot 37, Road 90,

Gulshan North, Gulshan-2, Dhaka (Sunday to Thursday 09:00 to 17:00)

Email: info.swedenbd@vfshelpline.com


Suppose you are unwilling and unable to apply online. In that case, 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).


Visa fee for Netherlands:



Processing Time: 

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

** 15% VAT is applicable on So-way Tours & travels service (consultancy) charge.

Consultancy Fee

Service                                                  Fee (BDT)

Consultancy                                          10,000/-

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