To travel to the Netherlands for the purpose of study, the duration of which is more than 90 days in six months, citizens need to obtain a long-term MVV visa. An MVV study visa is issued with the help of your educational institution immediately after enrollment and financial issues. You need to carefully read the requirements for the documents that your educational institution will send. As a rule, the most important documents are financial.
There are a number of ways to demonstrate that a student has the right amount to live on. This can be a certificate from the bank about the availability of the required amount, transfer of funds to the deposit account of the university (in whole or in part), or the award of a scholarship that covers living and educational costs.
After the university receives all the necessary documents, it sends an application to the Immigration Service, where a decision on issuing a visa is made. On average, it takes about 3-5 weeks to process an MVV student visa application . After the decision of the Dutch Immigration Service to issue a visa, the university informs the student about it.
Next, you need to sign up and apply to the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and come to the visa application. If additional documents are needed, the Consulate will inform you. As a rule, they ask you to take your passport, 2 photos for a visa in the format of 3.5 by 4.5 cm, any documents related to the purpose of the trip, and a questionnaire for the visa insert.
The visa is issued for 3 months for entry. After you enter the Netherlands, you need to register at the place of residence in the city municipality within 8 days and obtain a temporary residence permit.