How To Apply For Netherlands Visa In Nigeria Through VFS Global

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For Prospective Applicants

If applicants wish to apply for a visa for Belgium Luxemburg, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Estonia. We strongly recommend that they read the information on this site. The provided guidelines on this site are to help them prepare their application as accurately as possible and to prevent any processing delays.


Belgium is responsible for visa application which the main destination is Belgium, Luxemburg, Lithuania, The Netherlands and Estonia.

The Embassy of Belgium will only process short stay visas for the following Countries; Netherlands, Estonia and Lithuania.

The Belgium Visa Application Centre in Abuja will process visa applications for Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Lithuania and Estonia.

The Consulate General of France in Lagos through France Visa Application Centre, Lagos will be processing all visa applications for the Kingdom of the Netherlands for applicants residing in Lagos and its environs.

Visa Rules

A Schengen visa has to be obtained from the Embassy of the country where the MAIN PURPOSE OF TRAVEL lies. Therefore, please check your travel plans before making your application.

In case of travel to multiple Schengen countries, please make your application to the Embassy where you will be staying for the maximum number of days, or from the Point of First Entry into the Schengen Countries, if the duration of stay is the same in more than one Schengen Country.

If you plan to apply for your Schengen visa at the Embassy of Belgium in Nigeria, your main destination and the maximum period of stay in the Schengen States must be in Belgium or Luxemburg only. Please provide proof to support this information.

The Belgium Visa Application Centre will accept your application but we do not assure you of a visa as the decision to issue a visa and duration that it is issued for is made by Embassy of Belgium in Abuja only.

Schengen visa is valid for

Austria Belgium Sweden Slovakia
Finland France Estonia Slovenia
Greece Iceland Latvia Hungary
Luxembourg Netherlands Lithuania Switzerland
Portugal Spain Malta Denmark
Germany Poland Italy Norway



  • Please note you can submit your visa application up to 3 months prior to your date of travel
  • To avoid any disappointment, applicants are advised to submit their complete files at least three working weeks before the intended date of departure.

All applicants will submit their applications to VFS Application Centre with the following exceptions

  • Holders of Diplomatic Passports
  • Spouses/husbands of EU Citizens. Children of EU citizens.

These groups can/will apply directly to the Embassy Spouses/husbands and children of EU-citizens can apply directly at the Embassy after obtaining a prior appointment by an e-mail to [email protected]


If they voluntarily opt or prefer to submit at the VFS Visa Application Centre, in which case service charges must be borne by the applicant and paid at the Centre only.


Submission at any Visa Application Centre does not foreclose the possibility of an interview. An applicant may be invited by the Embassy if the need arises to do so.

Interviews are compulsory for Student Visas and Family Réunion…. applicants in this category should have a mindset on this, as they can be called upon anytime for the interview in Abuja

Applicants are requested to read the following steps carefully before submitting their application at the Belgium Visa Application Center, Lagos and Abuja.

Step 1

Applicant is required to submit their application personally at the application centre. In the case of minor, parent or guardian must accompany them on the day of submission.

Step 2

Make a clear copy of all the original documents, three clear copies of passport data pages and applicant’s any previous visas.

Step 3

Please click here to fill Online application form

Step 4

Pay the applicable visa fee and service fee at the bank teller counter at the Visa Application Centers (Lagos & Abuja).

Step 5

Along with application form and documents mentioned on this site applicant can come to VFS application center between 08.00 AM to 2.00 PM (Monday – Friday , except the holidays observed by the Belgium Embassy and Federal Government of Nigeria)

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