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Are you in the Netherlands with a validShort Stay Visa (type C visa:single entry visa) and is

a special and unexpected situation arises that requires you to travel to the Netherlands more often?Then you can change your visa to onemultiple entry visa.

Immigration Services is happy to assist you in obtaining a multiple entry visa.

We are open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We are available every day for all your questions

Available from 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM during our telephone consultation hours on telephone number 070 - 800 2111 / 020 - 261 6434.

Please contact us for more information. We are happy to help you!

Changing a Single entry to a Multiple entry Schengen visa

You are in the Netherlands with a valid Schengen visa type C, this is asingle entry visa. This means that you may only enter the Schengen area once. A special and unexpected situation has now arisen, which means you have to travel to the Schengen area more often. You therefore want to change your visa to onemultiple entry visa. This is a visa that allows you to enter and leave the Schengen area more than once.

NB! With a multiple entry visa you are not allowed to stay in the Netherlands and the Schengen area longer

with a single entry visa. With a multiple entry visa you may therefore be in the Schengen area for a maximum of 90 days within a 180-day period.

Apply for a multiple entry visa change


To change your short-stay Schengen visa, make an appointment with theIND, the Immigration and Naturalization Service. We will make this appointment for you. You must come to the appointment yourself. On the day of the appointment, bring the documents for the visa change with you, and you will receive the entire file from us. The IND will immediately assess your application at the appointment.


The decision is positive or negative. If the decision is positive, you will receive a multiple entry Schengen visa.

The counter employee will stick the multiple entry visa in your passport. This is still a Schengen visa type C. In the event of a negative decision, the IND will not change your visa to multiple entry. 

Object to a negative decision 

Is your visa not being changed and you do not agree? Then request the IND employee to put the rejection in a letter. You will receive the letter with the negative decision (decision) within 2 weeks, and you can object to this decision. Object within 4 weeks after you have received the decision. 

With a thorough objection, we strive for a successful objection procedure and help you obtain the visa within 4 weeks.

Change conditions Schengen visa 


The following conditions apply to changing your visa from single entry to multiple entry:

✓        You have a valid travel document, for example a passport. The travel document must be submitted after

            are still valid for 3 months at the end of the visa period. It may also not be older than 10 years.

✓        You havea valid short-stay Schengen visa (type C). You have received the visa from

            The Netherlands or one of the other countries in the Schengen area.

✓         When you applied for your visa, it was not clear that you had to travel to the Schengen area more often.

✓        YOUuse the visa for the same purpose for which you received the visa.

✓        Er a new, special and unexpected situation has arisen. This means that the situation is not there yet

            was when applying for your visa. This concerns one of these situations:

    • Force majeure, this means that you cannot do anything about the situation.

    • Important humanitarian reasons.

    • Important serious reasons related to your work.

    • Important personal reasons.

✓        You havestill enough money to cover the costs of staying in the Schengen area.

            Minimum:€55 per person per day, for the duration of the stay in the Netherlands; or someone in

            The Netherlands guarantees you. This can be the inviting referent or a random one

            third person. The guarantor hassufficient and sustainable income.

         You have (medical) travel insurance taken out in your name. You take out the insurance

            your country of origin (or another country). The person you invite may also take out the insurance

            you disconnect in the Netherlands. The insurance has coverage of at least €30,000 for medical

            costs in itSchengen area and covers at least the following costs:


    • Costs for return to country of origin for medical reasons.

    • Urgent medical care.

    • Emergency treatment in hospital

    • repatriation.

✓         You have sufficient reasons to return to your country of origin or residence on the date specified

            your visa is valid. For example, because you work there, have (school-age) children or own your own home.

            A  return ticket alone is not enough.

✓         It is certain that you will get access to your own country or another country.

✓         You are not a danger to public order, national security or international relations

            from one of the Schengen countries.

Cost of procedure


There are costs associated with a change to a Schengen visa. Thefees for changing a Schengen visa are €30per request. You pay these costs during the appointment at the IND desk, and the IND will then process your application.


You also pay for the work of Immigration Services the Netherlands. We charge a fixed amount of€149 excluding VAT per request. We will take care of your application and guide you throughout the entire procedure until the change to your Schengen visa has been completed.


​Before you place an order, it is wise to first check whether this is possible and whether you meet all the conditions. If you meet all the conditions, you can register via our website.

Do you have any questions? Please contact our team of specialists by telephone without obligation.

Step 1 - Sign up
You register via our website'apply now' at the bottom of this page.

Step 2 - Payment

Complete your registration by completing the registration form. You can then complete the visa application safely

pay online via one of the payment methods: iDeal (most commonly chosen payment method) PayPal or credit card (Mastercard / Visa). 

Step 3 - Confirm

As soon as we have received your registration via our website, we will confirm the order by e-mail

a written order confirmation. After creating the file and confirming the order

we will get started on your case.

You will receive an email from us with what you need to create a file. We store your data

in our system. This information will not be provided to third parties and is only intended for the assignment and processing of the necessary forms and documents.

After receiving the necessary documents for the change of your Schengen visa application, you will receive:within 2 working days the entire application from us. The application can then be submitted at an IND desk in your area. 


(!) You must always request a change to your Schengen visa application in person at an IND counter. You must identify yourself to the IND during the appointment. We will arrange the appointment for the change of a Schengen visa application at a nearby IND desk.

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