Do you plan on attending the UEFA Euro 2020 in Amsterdam, Netherlands? As the events approach, you need to start planning. There will be four matches in the Netherlands, on the 14th, 18th, 22nd, and the 27th of June. However, if you wish to go to any of them, one of the first things you should do is check whether or not you will need a visa for the UEFA Euro 2020 in Amsterdam. The information below should at least get you started.
In case you are a citizen of another EU or EEA country, you have nothing to worry about as far as visas are concerned. You can travel to attend the UEFA Euro 2020 in Amsterdam, Netherlands without any type of travel document. All you need is a national ID card and you are set. That is because the EU and EEA citizens enjoy freedom of movement.
At the same time, the visa policy that applies in the Netherlands is the policy of the Schengen Area because the Netherlands is a Schengen Area member. However, according to this policy, there are 62 countries and territories whose citizens can enter the Netherlands without a visa as long as their stay does not go beyond 90 days. What is worth mentioning is that if you find yourself among these nationalities, you do need a valid passport that does not expire for at least another 6 months from your arrival date in the Netherlands.
All the other people who want to attend the UEFA Euro 2020 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and are neither visa exempt, nor citizens of EU/EEA countries, have no other option than obtaining a visa in advance.
Since the Netherlands is a Schengen country, what you will need is not a Dutch visa, but a Schengen visa. Getting one should not be a challenge, but you do have to go to the nearest Dutch embassy or a visa center. However, bear in mind that you have the option of submitting an application online. As soon as you do that and make the payment, you can schedule an interview.
The requirements for a Schengen visa that allows you to attend the UEFA Euro 2020 in Amsterdam are not challenging to meet. You will need a passport that does not expire for another 6 months after arrival, an airline confirmation, accommodation details, as well as proof of sustenance. The amount is not the same in every country, but in the Netherlands, you must have at least 34 Euros per day.
Once all the formalities are met on your part, it takes about 15 business days for your application to be processed. If approved, you can travel and stay in the Netherlands for no more than 90 days.
You should know that a Schengen visa does not grant you entry only into the Netherlands, despite the fact that it is issued by a Dutch embassy. In fact, a Schengen visa allows you to travel to all Schengen countries as well as the ones that have a visa policy based on the Schengen acquis, such as Romania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Croatia. So, if you want to extend your vacation and visit other European countries, you have that option with the visa issued by the Dutch authorities.
To find out if you need a visa to attend the UEFA Euro 2020 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, you can use iVisa's Visa Checker Tool. It is located on our website's homepage. For more information on the matter, feel free to contact iVisa's customer support service. Someone is ready to answer your questions 24/7.