Netherlands visa requirements for Sierra Leoneans

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Sierra Leoneans visiting Netherlands

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a Dutch Visa.


  • A correctly filled and signed visa application form.
  • A passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the intended date of exit from the Netherlands or any other Schengen area.
  • Two (2) empty passport pages for visa stamps.
  • Two 35x45mm passport photographs that meet the visa application requirement.
  • A national ID or residence permit to prove residence in Sierra Leone.
  • A detailed itinerary of your time in the Netherlands.
  • Proof of enough funds to cover your entire stay in the Netherlands.
  • Travel insurance with a minimum of €30,000 for the duration of stay.
  • A bank statement for the last 3 months before the application period.
  • A police report showing that you don't have a criminal record. 
  • A return-ticket to Sierra Leone.
  • For every document, you must provide the original and one photocopy.

Netherlands Visa for Sierra Leoneans

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 Three weeks 90 days
Student visa Three weeks 1-5 years
Transit visa Three weeks 24 hours

General Requirements for Netherlands Visa


  • A correctly filled and signed visa application form.
  • A passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the intended date of exit from the Netherlands or any other Schengen area.
  • Two (2) empty passport pages for visa stamps.
  • Two 35x45mm passport photographs that meet the visa application requirement.
  • A national ID or residence permit to prove residence in Sierra Leone.
  • A detailed itinerary of your time in the Netherlands.
  • Proof of enough funds to cover your entire stay in the Netherlands.
  • Travel insurance with a minimum of €30,000 for the duration of stay.
  • A bank statement for the last 3 months before the application period.
  • A police report showing that you don't have a criminal record. 
  • A return-ticket to Sierra Leone.
  • For every document, you must provide the original and one photocopy.

Netherlands Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Tourist visa

Short-stay Visa

60.00 (EUR)

Student visa

99.00 (EUR)

Transit visa

60.00 (EUR)

Netherlands Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Sierra Leone


Location

Address

Sierra Leone

There is no Netherland embassy in Sierra Leone. Applicants are advised to go to neigbouring countries.

Frequently Asked Questions


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.


Can you drink in public in the Netherlands?

Drinking in public is generally frowned at in the Netherlands especially for people who are not up to the legal age for drinking. Drinking in public in Amsterdam is illegal and attracts a fine of €90.


Is the process for getting a visa for the Netherlands easy?

Yes, it is relatively easy to get a Netherlands visa. This is particularly because the kind of visa gotten for this country is the popular Schengen visa.


Can I extend my Dutch visa?

You can only extend your Dutch visa in exceptional cases where new facts and special reasons arise after entry in the Netherlands. If you intend to enter the country more than once, you should consider applying for a multiple-entry visa.