Netherlands visa requirements for Rwandans
Travel and visa requirements
Basic Travel Requirements for Rwandans visiting Netherlands
Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a Dutch Visa.
Netherlands Visa for Rwandans
Facts about Netherlands
The Netherlands is renowned for its landscapes of canals, extensive cycling routes, impressive windmills. tourists can find pleasure in exploring the waterways, museums. One notable spot not to be missed is the Keukenhof known as the Garden of Europe which has over 700 varieties of tulips, and the largest public garden in the world.
The Netherlands translates to 'lower countries' as a reference to its low and flat topography. the country is the second-largest exporter of food in the world owing to its rich soil and mild climate.
Tourism in The Netherlands has been steadily on the rise compared to other European countries with the number of foreign tourists growing at a rate of 5.5 percent yearly.
Types of Netherlands Visa
|Types of Visa||Processing Time||Duration of Stay|
|Tourist visa||15 days||90 days|
|Business visa||15 days||90 days|
|Student visa||15 days||More than 90 days|
General Requirements for Netherlands Visa
Netherlands Tourist Visa Eligibility & Requirements
- You must also provide a leave letter from your employer excusing you from work for the entire duration you intend to stay in the Netherlands.
Netherlands Business Visa Eligibility & Requirements
- You are required to submit a letter of introduction from your company explaining its commercial activities, your position in the company, the purpose of your travel and who is financing it.
- Please note that as a business traveller, you are not allowed to seek public funds while in the country nor can you receive payment for any services rendered while you are there.
Netherlands Student Visa Eligibility & Requirements
- You must have received an offer of admission from an educational institution in the Netherlands before you can apply for the student visa.
- You can apply for the student visa at the Netherlands embassy or consulate in your country or the Dutch institution can apply on your behalf through the Dutch immigration and Naturalization Service (IND).
- at any point within the following six months. This is to show that you are not a tourist in the country. Students are advised to apply for the MVV at least 3 months before their intended arrival date in the Netherlands.
- Residence Permit - if you have been accepted into a Dutch institution and offered an MVV, your host institution is obliged to apply for a residence permit on your behalf. This will be done within 5 days of your arrival.
- If you are the recipient of a scholarship, student aid or similar grant, you are required to provide documents supporting this, showing your name, the monthly amount you are entitled to and the period during which you will receive the fund.
- You are required to provide your academic transcripts to prove that you satisfy the conditions for access to higher education in the Netherlands.
- As proof that you can cater to your financial needs in the Netherlands and spend around 850 euros per month, you are required to submit your bank statements of the last 3 months.
- Proof of a travel medical insurance with a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros for the entire Schengen Area must be provided by each applicant.
- You should note that your student visa can be withdrawn if you do not maintain sufficient progress in regards to your academic performance (at least 50 per cent of the required credits each academic year).
Netherlands Visa Fees
Netherlands Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Rwanda
Boulevard de l’Umuganda, P.O. Box 6613, Kacyiru-Kigali
(+250) 280 28 02 81
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I work in the Netherlands without a permit?
Every non-EU national must have a valid work permit in order to work in the Netherlands. Usually, the employer will help you secure the permit so you should reach out to your employer to find out more.
What is the emergency number to call in the Netherlands?
Can I extend my Dutch visa?
What language is spoken in the Netherlands?
The national language in the Netherlands is Dutch, a West Germanic language. However, the Frisian is also an official language of the Netherlands. While English is not an official language in the Netherlands, about 90% of the population can speak some English.