Netherlands Bilateral Visa Waiver Agreement

Sent: Tuesday, 27 September 2016 3:53 PM
Subject: Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and The Netherlands


Can you please confirm if this bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and The Netherlands is current, for Australian citizens and passport holders.

Australian Treaty Series 1951 No 4


Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Netherlands concerning Visas and Visa Fees

If so, please explain the rules and regulations for Australian citizens.
Please confirm if this can be used as additional time to the Schengen 90 out of 180 days visa.
Thank you
Sent: Wednesday, 28 September 2016 5:15 AM
Subject: RE: Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and The Netherlands

Dear Ms. Maric,

Thank you for your message.

I herewith confirm the existence of a Bilateral Visa Waiver Agreement between Australia and the Netherlands. You can find information about this agreement on the website of the Dutch representations in Australia:
The Netherlands is part of the Schengen Area. Countries in the Schengen Area require visitors who are nationals of certain non-EU countries to obtain a visa that allows them to enter the Schengen Area. If you wish to travel to the Netherlands and you are a national of one of these countries, you must normally apply for a Schengen visa at a Dutch embassy or consulate.

Here you can find that as an Australian national, you can stay in the Netherlands for 90 days and consecutively visit one of the other countries that have the same agreement with Australia (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland).

I trust to have informed you sufficiently.

Kind regards,

Consular information officer


24/7 Consular Contact Center

Consular Affairs and Visa Policy Department

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands