Holland Visa Application and Requirements  

Holland is a province in the Netherlands. It covers the provinces of Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland. However, Holland is used to refer to all of the Netherlands.

A citizen of a non-EU country will require a visa to gain entry into Holland, while a person who is from a Schengen area (EU nation) will not need a visa but may require a passport.


The Netherlands is a country in Europe and a member of the Schengen area states. To travel to Holland for school, tourism, visit, medicals, vacation, research, and work, the visa requirements you will need are below.

What Are The Requirements For A Holland Visa Application?

  • Download the application form and fill it.
  • Attach two recent photos in a passport format, the photos must be without obstruction, such as with glasses and cap on the head, and the background must be white.
  • Your passport or other travel documents that are not older than 10 years and must be valid 3 months after leaving Holland.
  • Proof of flight reservation indicating entry and exiting day from Holland.
  • Evidence of residence for the duration of stays, such as a visa or residence permit.
  • Proof of marital status.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds for the period of stay in Holland excluding flight tickets, tuition fee, and Visa.
  • Evidence showing that you will go back to your country after your visit
  • Medical insurance covering a minimum cost of €30,000

However, there are other requirements based on the applicant’s purpose of visit.

For a student:


  • Evidence that you have been accepted into any of the higher institutions in Holland
  • A No objection certificate from the school
  • Transcripts and certificates from former schools you attended
  • A letter from both parents is required if you are a minor traveling without your parents.

For employed persons:

  • A letter showing the employment contract
  • Bank statements of not more than six months
  • Income Tax Return (ITR)
  • You must present an approved letter showing your leave of absence

For a tourist:

  • A letter showing your invitation to Holland with the address and phone number of the benefactor.
  • Copies of your passport
  • Bank statement not older than six months
  • A copy of your return ticket is required

For medicals:


  • The medical Visa is to allow you receive medical treatment from Holland.
  • An official letter indicating an acceptance from the Holland medical institution confirming that you will be treated at their medical center
  • Evidence of payment for medical bill
  • A letter stating that you need medical treatment in Holland from your doctor or medical institution in your resident country.
  • Evidence of accommodation in the intended Holland medical institution.

How Much Does It Cost To Get Holland Visa?

A Holland visa for an adult will cost €80, while for a child between 6-12 years of age will cost €40. Visa for children below six years of age is free, and researchers traveling to perform scientific research is free as well. The visa fee is non-refundable and is paid to the embassy or consulate when applying. Visa fees for other categories of persons are listed here.

How Long Does The Holland Visa Take?

Visa applications for Holland can take up to 15 working days. In situations where other relevant information is required, it can take longer, even up to 60 days.

Nevertheless, you can apply for the Holland Schengen visa latest 15 working days to your trip or earlier i.e., 30 days.


Is A Holland Visa Easy To Get?

If you meet all the visa requirements and the country is open to visitors, you can get the Holland visa.

Is Ielts Required For Holland?

The recognized English test in Holland is IELTS and TOEFL. However, some universities do not require IELTS and TOEFL but may require equivalent proof of English proficiency. You can read the IELTS and TOEFL requirements for different universities here.

What Is The Holland MVV Visa?

You will need to apply for the MVV visa if you stay longer than 90 days in Holland. MVV visa is also known as an authorization for a temporary stay visa.

Generally, you will have to apply for an MVV visa before traveling to Holland. If you are awaiting the Dutch residence permit, you can also apply for the MVV visa.

How Can I Go To Holland From Nigeria?

There are several ways of going to Holland from Nigeria by plane or by car. You can fly from Lagos.

The fastest flight between Lagos (LOS) and Amsterdam (AMS) usually takes six h 35m. However, flight time can take up to 10h 42m. Flight time and different airlines which fly to the Netherlands from Nigeria are listed here.

Can I Work While Studying In Holland?

Yes, working and studying in Netherland is possible. However, you will need a work permit from your employer and you can only work for 16 hours a week. Citizens from the Schengen area/swiss do not require a work permit and they are at liberty to work for longer hours in a week.

How Much Is A Holland Visa In Nigeria?

To apply for a Holland visa in Nigeria will cost you €317. You can pay online or through any Nigerian bank outlet.

How Much Bank Statement Is Required For A Holland Student Visa?

For a student visa, you will need to have at least €870 bank balance per month. The 30 Euros bank balance is excluding Visa, accommodation, tuition fees, and flight tickets. This is to show that you can support yourself financially.

Can I Visit Other Countries In The Schengen Area With A Holland Visa?

Yes, Holland is a member and of the 26 countries in the Schengen area. With a short-stay Schengen visa, you are allowed entry into the member countries for a maximum of 90 days within a 180-days period


Visiting the Netherlands can be an exciting experience for you. Once you meet the country’s visa requirement, your journey to the Netherlands begins.





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