How to apply for visa?
You can apply for a short stay visa at the Dutch embassy or consulate in your country 3 months before the competitions start. Make sure that you include the following documents in your application:
- Valid passport (travel document)
- Letter of invitation. RoboCup2013 only sends out a letter of invitation after your registration is complete, i.e. after you paid the registration fees.
- Evidence showing that you have sufficient means of support for your stay in the Netherlands, transit journey, and/or return journey. This means showing you have at least €34,- per person per day at your disposal for the duration of your visa (for example by means of bank statements, traveller’s cheques or cash).
- Documents showing you have adequate medical travel insurance.
- Proof of reservations for the journey.
- Documents which make the return to your country of origin or country of continuous residence plausible. Such as an employer’s statement, records of children attending school, proof of ownership of your own house and/or other immovable property.
- Two passport photographs.
Please note: An embassy or consulate may always ask you for extra documents or items.
Please note: To speed up the visa-requests, the Dutch embassies prefer teams to make a group appointment for all the team-members.
For more information, see the brochure of the Immigration and Naturalisation service of the Dutch Government or the website of the Dutch government.
For questions about visa and your letter of invitation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: The letter of invitation will only be send if your registration is complete!
Countries for which a visa is required
Source: Appendix 1 of the brochure of the Immigration and Naturalisation service of the Dutch Government.
|Afghanistan||Equatorial Guinea||Maldives||Sierra Leone|
|Angola||Ethiopia||Marshall Islands||South Africa|
|Armenia||Fiji Islands||Mauritania||Sri Lanka|
|Cambodia||Iran||North Korea||Trinidad Tobago|
|Cape Verdi||Ivory Coast||Oman||Turkey|
|Central African Republic||Jamaica||Pakistan||Turkmenistan|
|China||Kazakhstan||Papua New Guinea||Uganda|
|Colombia||Kenya||Peru||United Arab Emirates|
|Dominica||Lesotho||Saint Vincent and
|Dominican Republic||Liberia||Salomon Islands||Zimbabwe|
|East Timor||Libya||Sâo Tomé and Principe|
Countries for which a visa is not required
Source: Appendix 2 of the brochure of the Immigration and Naturalisation service of the Dutch Government.
Nationals of EU/EEA countries do not require a visa
|Antigua & Barbuda||El Salvador||Montenegro*||Spain|
|Australia||Honduras||Nicaragua||Taiwan (Republic of China)**|
|Barbados||Hong Kong***||Panama||The Bahamas|
|Bosnia-Herzegovina*||Israel||Paraguay||United States of America|
|Brunei||Macedonia*||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Vatican City|
* Nationals of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia (former Yugoslavia), Montenegro and Serbia in principle do not require a visa, unless they still have a non-biometric passport. In that case, they require a visa, al be it at a lower fee.
** Citizens of Taiwan are from 11-1-2011 not required to have a visa if the number of the id card is also included in the passport.
*** Holders of BNO (British National Overseas) passports and Hong Kong SAR passports (Special Administrative Region)