Entry visa / residence permit

  • An entry visa (MVV in Dutch) is a sticker in your passport issued by the Dutch Embassy or Consulate in your home country (or the country in which you legally reside) which you may need to enter the Netherlands.
  • A residence permit allows you to reside and study in the Netherlands.

Whether you need an entry visa and/or a residence permit depends on your nationality:

not applicable


a residence permit

South Korea
United States
Vatican City State

an entry visa and a residence permit

All other countries

How to apply

  • Utrecht University has to submit the application with the Dutch Immigration Services on students behalf. Student who need a entry visa and/or residence permit will be informed by the university about the necessary steps. Please do not take action before we inform you!
  • About 3-4 months before you start your studies, we will inform you by email that you can start preparing the required forms and documents. As of that date, the current fact sheets with step-by-step instructions will be made available.