How To Apply A Netherlands Schengen Visa With A Toddler (Type C: Short Stay)
I’m a single parent to Evia but travel is life. I have finally decided to take my 5-year-old daughter with me to Europe. It will be my third time in Europe and I am tagging her along!
Fun fact: My daughter loves traveling as much as I do. We barely buy toys and new clothes. We invest in traveling, and yes, she remembers some places we’ve been to like Japan, Boracay, Dubai, etc.
Where to apply: VFS Global Visa Application Center
Address: Ecoplaza Building, Mezzanine Floor, Don Chino Roces Ave, Extension, Makati 1231, Philippines
Netherlands Embassy: Netherlands Embassy in Manila
Address: 26th Floor BDO Equitable Tower, 8751 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to apply for whatever reason there is, all information can be found here: https://www.vfsglobal.com/Nether…/Philippines/tourist.html
This blog post has helped me a lot too:
Additional notes and tips in applying for a Schengen Visa with The Netherlands this 2020: (Please note that we applied in 2020 before the pandemic, please check the updated requirements before applying this 2021)
- For affordable travel insurance: Malayan Travel Master (https://www.malayanonline.com/travelmaster/stp1) or Prudential Guarantee Travel Shield (https://prudentialguarantee.com/products/travel-insurance/)
- For flight reservations: Most airlines let you hold or reserve a flight ticket for as low as $10.
- Starting last 02 Feb 2020, applicants need to pay €80 instead of €60. An additional Php 901 for the processing fee, Php 400 if you want to have your passport delivered, Php 150 for an SMS update.
I only paid the processing fee for my child. 6 y.o. & below are gratis of the visa fee.
- Photocopy the first page of your application form.
- Photocopy ALL pages of your current passport and the bio page, stamps, and visas for your old one.
- They did not ask for our passport-sized photos, they took our photos on-site during biometrics.
- Make sure you and your family have separate copies of documents required even when they are all the same; like hotel bookings, day-to-day itinerary, flight reservations, bank statements and certificates, and other proof of economic ties or financial capacity.
- For unmarried parents: CENOMAR – if the father of the child has not been acknowledged in the birth certificate. You can also submit a Solo Parent I.D. or anything that can prove that you are the only parent. However, if the father has been acknowledged in the birth certificate of the child, you will also have to submit an Affidavit of Consent or Permit to Travel.
- If only one parent is traveling with the minor: Submit an Affidavit of Consent or Permit to Travel.
- If one or both parents are Overseas Filipino Workers and are not traveling with the minor: The minor will be needing to secure a DSWD Travel Clearance (https://www.dswd.gov.ph/dswd-travel-clearance-needed-for-minors-traveling-abroad-alone-without-parents/) before they apply for a visa.
Due to Covid-19 Pandemic, our flights were canceled and we were not able to use our Schengen Visa. Rest assured that when it is safe for Evia to travel again, we will be reapplying her a Schengen Visa so she can finally see how beautiful Europe is.