United Kingdom Tourist Visa For Netherlands (Indefinite Leave To Remain)

This page provides travel information for UK Citizens wanting to travel to the Netherlands.

Important Information

The Netherlands is a member of the European Union and British Citizens do not require a visa to enter the Netherlands. If you intend to live in the Netherlands, you should get important documents, such as birth certificates and marriage certificates, officially certified (apostilled) at the FCO Legalisation Office.

The Dutch border authorities have strengthened their border controls in precautions against child abduction. Parents travelling in sole charge of their children are regularly stopped for further checks, to avoid delays, you should carry a signed authorisation form for travelling abroad with a minor, along with copies of the authorising adults’ passports and any other documents that relate to the guardianship/custody of the child.

Your passport should be valid for the intended duration of your stay.

Is this visa the right one for me?

This visa can be used for tourist travel to the Netherlands only. Business activities are not allowed. Tourist activities include:

  • Holidays
  • Sightseeing or Packpacking
  • Visiting Family or Friends
  • Unpaid Sports/Music/Dance Roles
  • Attending a Wedding or Funeral
  • Religious Purposes
  • Medical Treatments


The information found here is based on the response provided by the Dutch embassy. We recommend you always double check the latest information directly with the embassy before you travel.

Travel Requirements

In order to travel to the Netherlands there are a few requirements. Click on any of the icons below to learn more about each one.

Visa Not Required

Citizens of the United Kingdom do not require a visa to travel to the Netherlands as they have Indefinite Leave To Remain. This means that you can travel freely into and out of the country. Please check below for any document requirements that may be needed including specific passport information.


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