Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kampala, Uganda

Visa

How to make an appointment?

Visa applicants should make an appointment by email KAM-INFO@minbuza.nl to submit their applications. Clearly state ‘appointment’ in the subject field. You will receive an email specifying the exact date and time for submitting your application.

Application forms may be downloaded from our website (see Related Documents in the right hand menu) and can already be printed by you, filled out and taken to the Embassy (original only). Hard copies of the application forms can be collected free of charge at the entrance of the Rwenzori Courts building in which the Embassy is situated. Please note that it may take up to two weeks before an appointment can be granted.

Processing time visa applications

Considering that since 1 February 2012 visa applications submitted at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kampala are being processed at the Regional Support Office in Pretoria, South Africa, the processing time for issuing a visa has increased. Please keep this in mind whilst preparing for your trip.

Visa requirements

Under related documents (see menu on the right hand) you can download a file containing the visa requirements and the appropriate application form.

Drop-box procedure

You can find the drop-box procedure under related documents - see menu on the right hand (for frequent travellers only).

Important change regarding procedure for visa applications for the Netherlands and other Schengen areas

As of 6 June 2013, visa applicants will always have to appear in person because of the introduction of biometric data.  A visa applicant has to give fingerprints and a photograph will be taken as part of the application.

However, for subsequent applications within 5 years, fingerprints can be re-used from the VIS system unless there is reasonable doubt regarding the identity of the applicant. When the visa holder arrives at the external border, the border authorities can access the VIS system to verify his or her identity and the authenticity of the visa. These procedures improve security in the Schengen Area.

Certain categories of applicants are exempt from the requirement to give fingerprints, including: 
* Children under the age of 12; 
* Persons for whom fingerprinting is physically impossible; 
* Heads of State and members of national governments, and members of their official delegations when invited for official purposes.