Over the last couple of years the number of Kuwaiti citizens travelling to the Netherlands has more than doubled. This is not only due to enhanced business and educational travel, but foremost because Kuwaiti’s are discovering the Netherlands as a touristic attraction. Not only historic cities as Amsterdam and The Hague are popular, but a growing number of Kuwaiti families spend quality time in holiday resorts, from where they make daytrips to the beaches and pleasant countryside of the Netherlands.
In order to make the visa application process easier and quicker, the Netherlands Embassy has decided to join hands with a well-established and experienced Visa Application Center, VFS Global, centrally located in Kuwait City. Appointments can be arranged through the website of VFS and a Track & Trace system will apply, so no queuing and no surprises anymore.
As from Monday, 4 April 2016, applications for Schengen short-stay visa to travel to the Netherlands or Sweden or visa applications for the Dutch parts of the Caribbean can be submitted at the Visa Application Center at the following address:
Al-Banwan Building, 1st floor, Building 4-B,
Ali Al- Salem Street, Al-Qiblah Area,
Kuwait City (opposite Kuwait Central Bank)
Submission timing as from Monday 4 April 2016:
08:30 - 3.30 pm (Sunday-Thursday) except on public holidays.
You can now schedule an appointment at the Visa Application Center through the following website:
Schengen short-stay visa applications of holders of Diplomatic and Special passports of the State of Kuwait are welcome at the Netherlands Embassy on Sunday and Wednesday by appointment only. Appointment requests can be emailed to email@example.com.
The MVV application (visa for a stay for more than 90 days in the Netherlands) will still be processed at the Netherlands Embassy in Kuwait. As soon as an applicant has received a positive notification from the IND in the Netherlands an appointment can be scheduled at the Embassy by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Furthermore, from Sunday 3 April 2016, the consular section of the Netherlands Embassy will be open for other consular services (passport applications, legalizations, etc) on Sunday and Wednesday by appointment only. Appointment requests can be emailed to email@example.com.