Short Term (Schengen Visa "C")

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Certain citizens of third countries who wish to stay in the Netherlands for a maximum of 90 days for business purposes require a valid visa.


90 days Month(s)





Processing time

1 to 2 week(s)




What are eligibility requirements for the Short Term (Schengen Visa "C")?

14 Eligibility Requirements

  • You have a valid travel document, for example a passport.
  • You are not a threat to public order, national security or the international relations of one of the Schengen countries.
  • You have a business purpose with an economic interest for the Netherlands. Examples of business purposes include:
  • Meeting or training at a business unit established in the Netherlands.
  • Purchase and sale of products, business transactions and tenders.
  • Attending an exhibition, conference or seminar.
  • Taking part in a cultural or sports event.
  • Work placement or study (less than 90 days).
  • You are invited by a company or an organiser in the Netherlands (such as a foundation, a volunteer organisation, sports association, organiser of an exhibition, church or government institution).
  • You have sufficient financial means to do business in the Netherlands and also for the stay in the Netherlands, the transit and/or the return trip:
  • The company abroad (who you are working for) sets out in an invitation letter who is responsible for which costs (plane ticket, hotel, transportation, medical insurance).
  • Or You have at least € 34 per person per day for the duration of your stay in the Netherlands.
  • You have taken out a travel medical insurance in your name. The insurance covers at least € 30,000 for medical expenses in the Netherlands/Schengen area.
  • You have sufficient reasons to return to your country of origin or residence. For example, because you have work, (school-aged) children or your own home there. Only having a return ticket is not enough.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Short Term (Schengen Visa "C")?

9 Document Required

  • Visa application form, completed and signed.
  • A valid travel document.
  • 2 passport photos.
  • An original, signed invitation letter from a company or organisation in the Netherlands.
  • Documentary evidence that show that the company you work for has sufficient financial means to do business in the Netherlands and also for the stay in the Netherlands, the transit and/or the return trip.
  • A copy of the proof of a travel medical insurance.
  • Documentary evidence that show you have a job in the country of origin or residence. For example: an employer's declaration and/or employment contract.
  • Copies of bank statements of the last 6 months showing that you have sufficient means.
  • An option on or a (provisional) reservation of a return ticket.

Talent Migration data for Netherlands

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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