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last updated on 2018-08-25 by vaksurik

Phone Number: 020-575 5309
Calling this number, you get into a menu which will refer to the information number underneath for all visa-related matters. I never got to talk to an actual person, then again I used to call in the afternoon

You should call this number between 9-12 am. Choose option 2 for Dutch menu, then option 5 for the immigrant visa department. I got an answermachine at my first try, when i called again 5 min later, I got to talk to a real nice lady.

You could also call direct: 020-5755331 or 020-5755333 (the last number is the one to which you are being forwarded when you call the above number).

Visa Information Service: 0900-872 8472 (� 0.70 / minute)
I didn't find this one very useful (either) to be honest, for it seems to be predominantly aimed at tourist visas; a near endless barrage of menu choices and info that didn't help me any, but did cost me an absolute fortune

Visa Information Service, faxed information on demand: 0900-872-8470 (� 0.70 / minute)

020-575 5310 FAX

The phone number is no longer working as over October 2015. All questions must be asked via e-mail.
E-Mail: AmsterdamIV@state.gov
Address: Museumplein 19
1071 DJ Amsterdam
Netherlands
Working Hours: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Mondays through Fridays.
The Consulate is closed in the afternoons and on Embassy and Consulate Holidays

Our immigrant visa staff is available for walk-in service:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons**, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM.
Best Contact Method: Email or if immigrant visa queries then fax

I would say...just call
Approx Waiting Time for Interview After Consulate Recieves NVC Package: about 5-6 weeks
Issues Packet 3?
Packet 3 Contains: P3 is snail mail

1 - Instructions on what to collect and carry out in order to make an interview appointment
2 - The document checklist (you must verify you have what is needed, and send back that form)
3 - The appointment request page

The checklist includes:
1- the appointment request page (you get this in packet 3)
2- the ds160 confirmation page with barcode
3- passport
4- birth certificate, original or certified copy
5- divorce/death certificate, if applicable
6- form I-134
7- police certificate (the VOG) from The Netherlands (you can get before receiving P3)
8 - police certificate for all countries lived in for more than 6 months, if applicable (except US)
9- 2 copies of court or prison records, if applicable
10- military records, if applicable
11- 6 US-style passport photos (make sure the dimensions are correct)
12- proof of relationship evidence (whatever you used for the original petition, plus proof of ongoing relationship - evidence from the time you sent the petition until the interview)

Note: Info for the medical is not listed here, but provided you have your case number, you can make that appointment before receiving P3
https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Medical/AMS%20-%20Amsterdam.pdf
Issues Packet 4? Yes
Packet 4 Contents (if known): P4 is an email

- instructions on how to prepare for the interview
- link to make interview appointment
- vaccination requirements
- US-style passport photo instructions
- instructions for the medical exam (you can get this in advance of the P3 provided you have your case number)
https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Medical/AMS%20-%20Amsterdam.pdf
Forms to Consulate? 1) DS-160 confirmation page
2) copy of biography page of passport,
3) checklist confirmation
4) appointment request page
Other Forms (if any)? 1- the appointment request page (you get this in packet 3)
2- the ds160 confirmation page with barcode
3- passport
4- birth certificate, original or certified copy
5- divorce/death certificate, if applicable
6- form I-134
7- police certificate (the VOG) from The Netherlands (you can get before receiving P3)
8 - police certificate for all countries lived in for more than 6 months, if applicable (except US)
9- 2 copies of court or prison records, if applicable
10- military records, if applicable
11- 6 US-style passport photos (make sure the dimensions are correct)
12- proof of relationship evidence (whatever you used for the original petition, plus proof of ongoing relationship - evidence from the time you sent the petition until the interview)
Direct Consular Filing Offered? No
If DCF Allowed: For all or only US citizen lawfully resident in country? Residents_Only
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend interview? No
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"? Advance
Did embassy schedule interview or could you walk-in? Embassy Scheduled
Visa issued same day? No
If not what's the waiting period? 3-5 workdays. You will receive an email from the consulate with the tracking information once it is mailed. Once mailed, it is typically one day for arrival.
Is the Medical exam same day as interview? Prior to Interview
Cost of Medical Exam? 210 euros and 60 euros for the chest x-ray. Vaccinations you might need range from 35 euros (DTAP/DKTP) to 150 euros a piece, on top of the cost for the exam itself. All fees are to be paid on the spot, in cash and Euro only

Word of advice: visit your family physician and see if you can get the vaccinations that you need there. They'll be covered by your health insurance, if not completely then at least for the most part.

If you haven't had a update to your DKTP/DTAP shot in the last 10 years, get one prior. The one at the medical exam will cost you 35 euro.
List of doctors? Medical Exam:


Dr. M. Schulte
Nicolaas Maesstraat 43
1071 PN Amsterdam
Tel. : 020-671 0054

X-ray:
Stichting Medisch Centrum Jan van Goyen
Jan van Goyenkade 1
1075 HN Amsterdam
Tel. : 020-305 5812
How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical? 4
How many Passport Photo's Required at the interview? 2
Estimated waiting time at the consulate on the day of interview? -
Vaccination requirements? http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/Amsterdam-vacc-Netherland.htm

Cheap and good hotels near the Consulate? Homeaway.com
Additional Info? Be certain to read the instructions on security. Absolutely no electronics are allowed, cell phones are allowed but bluetooth needs to be switched off. If you need, check with the surrounding museums for lockers. You can rent a small locker for a 1 euro coin Stedelijk Museum, or a large one for 2 euro without having to pay to enter the museum.


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