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 Dennis Vermeulen

By Dennis Vermeulen | July 16, 2016 |

Information leaflet orange carpet program for business travelers


The Orange Carpet Program aims to facilitate the issuance of Netherlands (Schengen) visas1 applicants who travel to the Netherlands regularly for business purposes.


– The applicant can apply for the visa by mail2

– The applicant is exempt from submitting copies of flight reservations, hotel reservations, proof of insurance and means of subsistence;

– The applicant can apply for a visa with a validity of up to 3 years (see also: Restrictions);

– OPC applications are expedited and have priority over regular visa applications.


– US based companies and institutions with established business ties in the Netherlands;

– US based companies and institutions that are interested in investing in the Netherlands;

– Companies and institutions based in the Netherlands with business ties to various US-counterparts.


Companies and institutions that wish to apply for the Orange Carpet Program for their employees can do so by submitting the below-listed documents to the nearest Dutch Embassy or Consulate General. The respective addresses can be found on our home page, right-bottom corner under ‘Other representations’.

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