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Longer processing time for visa applications during high season

12th April, 2024

Are you applying for a visa between April 2024 and October 2024? Please be kindly informed that during this high season, your visa application may take longer to process

Important Notice

28th May, 2024

Dear Applicants! Due to technical issues, the visa application data fail to transfer. We are working on a solution. The processing of your visa application may take longer. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation! Read the latest developments on this page.

Increase of Schengen consular fees per June 11th 2024

24th May, 2024

Dear applicant, please kindly be informed that the Schengen consular fees will increase from June 11th 2024. All visa applications lodged worldwide on or after this date will be subject to the new visa fees.

Which visa fees will change?

  • The Schengen consular fee for adults will increase from 80 to 90 euro’s.
  • The Schengen consular visa fee for children between 6-12 years will increase from 40 to 45 euro’s.
  • The Schengen consular fee for nationals of Cabo Verde will increase from 60 to 67,50 euro’s.

Reopening of the Visa Application Centre for Netherlands in Shenzhen

2nd May, 2024

We are pleased to inform you that from 6th May 2024, it will resume operation Visa Application Centre for Netherlands in Shenzhen. You will be able to apply for a visa to the Netherlands at our Visa Application Centre in Shenzhen.

Starting from today, you can book an appointment for submitting your application in Visa Application Centre in Shenzhen. Please make sure to book an appointment on the website before visiting the centre for your submission.

Should you have further enquiries, please reach out to our call centre +86 (021) 60168681, available from Monday to Friday, 08:30-16:30 (excluding the public holidays) or leave us a message online.

Reopening the Visa Application Centres in Chongqing

5th April, 2024

We are pleased to inform you that from April 8th, 2024, it will resume operation Visa Application Centre for Netherlands in Chongqing You will be able to apply for a visa to the Netherlands in our Visa Application Centre in Chongqing.

Starting from today, you can book an appointment for submitting your application in Visa Application Centre in Chongqing. Please make sure to book an appointment on the website before visiting the centre for your submission.

Should you have further enquiries, please reach out to our call centre +86 (021) 60168681, available from Monday to Friday, 08:30-16:30 (excluding the public holidays) or leave us a message online.

Reopening the Visa Application Centres in Fuzhou

3rd April, 2024

We are pleased to inform you that from April 8th, 2024, it will resume operation Visa Application Centre for Netherlands in Fuzhou You will be able to apply for a visa to the Netherlands in our Visa Application Centre in Fuzhou.

Starting from today, you can book an appointment for submitting your application in Visa Application Centre in Fuzhou. Please make sure to book an appointment on the website before visiting the centre for your submission.

Should you have further enquiries, please reach out to our call centre +86 (021) 60168681, available from Monday to Friday, 08:30-16:30 (excluding the public holidays) or leave us a message online.

Reopening the Visa Application Centres in Hangzhou

1st February, 2024

We are pleased to inform you that from February 1st, 2024, Visa Application Centre in Hangzhou will resume operation. You will be able to apply for a visa to the Netherlands in our Visa Application Centres in Hangzhou.

Starting today, you will be able book an appointment for submitting your application in Visa Application Centre in Hangzhou. Please make sure to book an appointment on the website before visiting the center to submit your application.

Should you have further enquiries, please reach out to our call centre +86 (021) 60168681, available from Monday to Friday, 08:30-16:30 (excluding the public holidays) or leave us a message online.

Restart of acceptance ADS applications to the Netherlands

8th January, 2024

Dear applicants and travel agencies, we are pleased to inform you that Dutch Embassy and Consulates in China will start accepting ADS applications again from January 15, 2024. Please contact visa center for any information you may require.

Notice of relocation : Visa Application Centre of Wuhan

8th December, 2023

From 18th December 2023, Visa application Centre of Wuhan will be relocated to the following address: Room 906-910, IIC (International Intelligence Center). NO.1515 Zhongshan avenue, Jiangan District, Wuhan.

Our Centre in Room 903, New World Trade Center, Tower I, No. 568 Jianshe avenue, Jianghan District, Wuhan will be closed from 15th December 2023.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to you and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Important Notice

30th November, 2023

Visa Application Center in Wuhan and Changsha will be temporarily closed on December 28th and December 29th. Please schedule your visa application submission in advance to avoid any delay in your trip.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Notice of relocation : Visa Application Centre of Beijing

6th November, 2023

From 13th November 2023, Visa application Centre of Beijing will be relocated to the following address: 11th Floor, Block A, Gateway Plaza, No. 18 East Third Ring North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing.

Our Centre in Room 1009-1010,Guozun Yingdi Center (Tower A, Wangxin building), No.28 Xiaoyun Road Chaoyang District,Beijing will be closed from 10th November 2023.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to you and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Reopening the Visa Application Centres in Nanijng

2nd November, 2023

We are pleased to inform you that from November 3, 2023, the Netherlands Visa Application Centre in Nanjing will resume operation. You will be able to apply for a visa to the Netherland in our Visa Application Centres in Nanjing.

Starting today, you will be able book an appointment for submitting your application in Visa Application Centre in Nanjing. Please make sure to book an appointment on the website before visiting the center to submit your application.

Should you have further enquiries, please reach out to our call centre +86 (021) 60168681, available from Monday to Friday, 08:30-16:30 (excluding the public holidays) or leave us a message online.

Notice of relocation : Visa Application Centre of Guangzhou

22th September, 2023

From 5th October 2023, Visa application Centre of Guangzhou will be relocated to the following address: Room 02-03, 14F Pacific Finance Center NO 32 Huaxia Road Tianhe District Guangzhou.

Our Centre in Room 811 Taixing Business Building No 599 Guangzhou Dadaozhong Yuexiu District Guangzhou will be closed from 29th September 2023.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to you and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Reopening the Visa Application Centres in Changsha

22th September, 2023

We are pleased to inform you that from October 10, 2023, the Netherlands Visa Application Centre in Changsha will resume operation. You will be able to apply for a visa to the Netherland in our Visa Application Centres in Changsha.

Starting today, you will be able book an appointment for submitting your application in Visa Application Centre in Changsha. Please make sure to book an appointment on the website before visiting the center to submit your application.

Should you have further enquiries, please reach out to our call centre +86 (021) 60168681, available from Monday to Friday, 08:30-16:30 (excluding the public holidays) or leave us a message online.

Notice of relocation : Visa Application Centre of Chengdu

From 4th September 2023, Visa application Centre of Chengdu will be relocated to the following address: Room 2505-2509, Western Cultural Industry Center, No.16, Huaxing East Street, Jinjiang District, Chengdu city.

Our Centre in Room 1902B & 1912B (can be reached by elevators of Tower A and B), Times Plaza, No.2 Zongfu Road, Jinjiang District will be closed from 1st September 2023.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to you and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Important notice

TLScontact reminds all applicants applying for Dutch visa to refer to the information published on the official TLScontact platform.

The only official website of the Netherlands Visa Application Center: https://nl.tlscontact.cn/cn/splash.php

The official website of TLScontact is the only platform for you to make an online appointment for Dutch visa. TLScontact does not provide expedited appointments and applicants cannot obtain an appointment by paying an additional fee. Applicants are advised to be wary of false advertisements such as “fast-tracking appointments” or “internal channels, expedited appointments”. Please be vigilant and do not believe in false propaganda published by unofficial platforms.

TLScontact strongly resists unscrupulous practices of obtaining appointments illegally and false advertising that disrupts the market. If you become aware of any unscrupulous individuals claiming to be affiliated with TLScontact Visa Application Center, please report them to TLScontact.

Important notice

In order to protect the security of your personal information, all the applicant need to download, print, complete and sign the statement of consent for personal information processing and cross-border transfer and submit it to the Visa Application Center when submitting your visa application materials, so as to provide you with corresponding services.

Longer processing time for visa applications

1st June 2023

Dear Applicants! We received a notification from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Due to technical issues, the processing of your visa application may take longer than 15 days. We are working on a solution.

At the moment it is not clear how long the technical issues will last. We also cannot say how much longer the processing of your visa application may take. Read the latest developments on this page.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

Importance notice

25th May 2023

Dear Applicants! In order to protect your personal information and ensure that your appointment is not taken by others, the data relating to the passport number, first name, surname, date of birth, telephone number, nationality and main purpose of travel provided by the applicant when registering on the TLScontact website is not modifiable at the Visa Application Centre.

TLScontact urges applicants to be extremely vigilant before validating the information provided, as all information must be completely matching with their travel document and the information of the trip. Any error on the fields mentioned above will result in NOT being accepted by the Visa Application Centre and will oblige the applicant to create a new account, fill in the correct information and reschedule the appointment.

Technical outage

23rd May 2023

Dear Applicants! Due to a technical problem in Dutch MFA's system, visa applications submitted since May 22nd (included) are temporarily pending to be processed. The technical team is actively working on this issue and hopes that it will be resolved soon. Once the system is back to normal, the Visa Center will complete the rest process as soon as possible.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

Suspension of Postal Application Procedure

4th April 2023

As notified by Dutch MFA, the Postal Application Procedure will be suspended from 17th April 2023. For application documents received by post after 17th April (included), the Visa Application Centre will return the documents to the applicant in the same way.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

Attention: Limited Appointments and Longer waiting time for visa applications

24th March 2023

Appointments are currently limited, and you may experience longer waiting times to get an appointment. This is because a growing number of applicants wants to travel to the Netherlands after COVID travel restrictions have been eased. We are working to increase our acceptance capacity with the aim of making it more convenient for applicants.

We regularly offer new appointment slots, so please keep checking the appointment system.

Plan your trip well in advance. And make sure you have all the documents ready for your appointment.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

Important notice

23rd March 2023

Dear Applicant, since March 27, 2023, Chengdu Visa Application Center will receive visa applications of the Netherlands at the following office addresses:

B-1912B, Times Plaza, No.2 Zongfu Road, Jinjiang District, Chengdu

Please arrive at the Chengdu Visa Application Center on time to submit your visa application.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

Important notice about travelling to the Netherlands

27th February 2023

As of February 24, 2023, passengers traveling from China to the Netherlands will no longer be required to present a negative test result for Covid-19 prior to departure.

In addition, the recommendation to wear a medical mask has been removed for flights to the Netherlands, and self-test kits will no longer be issued upon arrival in the Netherlands.

Read more about travel advice to the Netherlands.

9th January 2023

Dear applicants, we received today the notification from Dutch missions in China that, as an extra precaution, from 10 January 2023, travelers older than 11 years old and arriving from China whose final destination is the Netherlands must have a negative test result. Read more about travelling to the Netherlands from abroad .

Important notice about travelling to the Netherlands

20th September 2022

As of 17 September 2022, there are no longer any COVID-19 entry rules for travellers to the Netherlands. You can enter the Netherlands without proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative test result. Read more about travelling to the Netherlands from abroad .

Use of “Consular services portal” of Dutch MFA for visa application form online filling

12th January, 2022

Please visit “Consular services portal” of Dutch MFA to fill out the visa application form online

Dear applicants, in accordance with the requirements of the Dutch MFA and the Dutch Mission in China, travelers need to be directed to the “Consular services portal” of Dutch MFA to fill out the visa application form online before submitting the visa application. The Chinese version of the visa application form is suspended to use.

Schengen Visa:please click here to be directed to the online form.

Caribbean Visa:please click here to be directed to the online form.

Travel Medical Insurance (TMI)

17th September, 2021

Attention: holding a Travel Medical Insurance (TMI) is a requirement to apply for a Schengen visa. The TMI has to cover any expenses that may arise in relation to repatriation for medical reasons and/or emergency treatment during the visa holder’s stay. Expenses made as a result of pandemic situations (including Covid-19) are suggested to be included in the coverage.

In order to facilitate the selection of compliant travel insurances, the self-service insurance platforms managed by a third-party service provider are available as an optional service for your conveniences.

Schengen Member States have suspended visa representation for other Schengen member countries

5th November, 2020

Dear applicants,
Please be advised that effective immediately and until further notice, Schengen Member States have suspended visa representation for other Schengen member countries. This means that the Visa Application Centre of the Netherlands can now only accept visa applications for the Netherlands itself, and can no longer accept applications on behalf of other Schengen states. Please contact the local representation of the Schengen state you're trying to apply for to receive more information.

Changes in the rules for Schengen visa applications and increase of visa fees

Due to changes in the Schengen regulations, new rules apply to the visa application process. At the same time visa fees increase. The most important changes are:

- Extended application period : You can apply for your Schengen visa 6 months before your planned travel date (this was 3 months). Seafarers can apply 9 months in advance.

- Increase of visa fees : The Schengen and Caribbean visa fees have been increased. Please click here to check visa fees.

- Multiple-entry Schengen visa for regular travellers: Do you regularly travel to the Netherlands / Schengen area? Then you may qualify for a multiple-entry visa with a longer period of validity. You must meet a number of conditions:

  • multiple-entry visa for 1 year: if you have received a Schengen visa 3 times in the past 2 years and used it correctly;
  • multiple-entry visa for 2 years: if you have received a multiple-entry visa for 1 year in the past 2 years and used it correctly;
  • multiple-entry visa for 5 years: if you have received a multiple-entry visa for 2 years in the past 3 years and used it correctly.

Decisions on the issuing of visa will be made on an individual basis. No rights can be derived from the above.


Biometrics / applying in person for Schengen visa applications

Did you provide biometric data (fingerprints and photo) within the last 59 months before your current application? Then someone else can submit your application for you. You do not have to appear in person.

Please note: it is not possible to verify if your biometric data are in the system at the time of application. It is therefore possible that you will be invited to come to submit them at a later moment. You may also be invited to come for an interview on an individual basis.

Study and Scientific Research applications are no longer accepted

Dear applicants,

Please be advised that applications for visa type: Study, Scientific Research are no longer accepted. Those travelling to the Netherlands for study purposes and with a purpose of conducting scientific research can apply for Business visa.

Additional questions regarding those visa types can be directed at the Embassy or the Consulate of the Netherlands.

Implementation of document scanning

The digital and paper documents will be sent to the Dutch consular authority with your passport, and visa decision officers will consider your application in the usual way.

In order to avoid delays in the Visa Application Centre, we recommend to applicants to note the following:

  • All documents should be A4 size;
  • You photocopy all original and any documents which are smaller or larger than A4 onto A4 sized paper;
  • You remove any clips or pins from documents before submitting them;
  • If your documents are torn, crumpled or heavily creased documents, please photocopy them onto A4 sized paper before they are submitted, as they cannot be scanned in this condition;
  • All photocopies must be clear and complete. It is recommended to submit colored photocopies to ensure a good photocopy quality;
  • Arrange your documents according to the document list order;
  • Submitted photocopies which do not fulfill the above mentioned requirements might influence the outcome of the visa decision.