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Information for Schengen visa applicants

The embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Islamabad will outsource parts of the Schengen visa process. The embassy’s outsource partner is VFS Worldwide Holdings Ltd, and the visa application centers are operated by Gerry’s. This means that your visa application can no longer be handed in at the embassy, but that the initial processing will be done at Gerry’s visa application center.

From 21 April 2014 onwards, Schengen visa applicants therefore have to submit their visa application at one of the visa application centers in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi at the following locations:

14-B Sadiq Plaza Opposite Meraj Hotel
G-9 Markaz, Islamabad

20 A, Opposite Ganga Ram Hospital
Queen's Road, Lahore

43/1/E, Razi Road
Block 6 P.E.C.H.S Karachi

An appointment for submitting applications at the visa application centers is not required.

Applications submitted at Gerry’s visa application centers will be assessed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located in Islamabad. For the time being, information about the required documentation is available on the embassy’s webpages. In due course this information will become available exclusively on the website of VFS Global. Please note that the embassy’s appointment calendar can no longer be used, and will be de-activated.

To make an online appointment for visa or MVV, follow the following procedure:

  • Per slot an appointment per person (ex. A family of 4 will need to make 4 appointments!).
  • You can only make one appointment per trip.
  • You can make appointments maximum three months in advance.
  • Make your appointment on time; the visa handling period is 2 weeks and the appointment system may be fully booked on the time you want to make your appointment. 

Appointment online:

  • Click the word Calendar at the bottom of this page.
  • Click the preferred month. 
  • Click the day and time.
  • Fill out the registration form and click submit.
  • Within minutes you will receive an e-mail with a link to confirm your appointment.

Click this link within 6 hours, otherwise the appointment will be cancelled automatically.

After confirmation you will receive a mail with important information. Be advised to read this information carefully before submitting your application and bring a print-out to your appointment.

To change or cancel an appointment:

  • Send an e-mail to in which you mention your name, surname and time of appointment.
  • After receiving a reply that your appointment was cancelled, you can make a new one. For more information please visit our website

Follow-up appointment/application:

For visa applications of Afghani and Pakistani passport holders a consultation with other Schengen countries is obligatory. The consultation period takes may take up to a maximum of 14 days. Two weeks after the appointment you can call or mail the Visa Section to inform about the status of your visa by sending an e-mail to or call from Monday to Thursday from 14:00  to 16:00, telephone number 051-2004111.


Plot 167, Street No 15,
Sector G-5
Diplomatic Enclave
Tel: (+92)51-2004444
Fax: (+92)51-2004333