Hi all, we received this information from the INA:
ROYAL NETHERLANDS EMBASSY NEWS
Easier visa application procedure for Dutch and Indonesian companies
The Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta has made it easier for large Dutch and Indonesian companies, to apply for a Schengen visa. One designated person in a management position of the company can sign a letter of reference or guarantee for the visa applicant. The visa application form (can be downloaded from www.netherlandsembassy.or.id) has to be signed by the person travelling to the Netherlands. The travelling person can be a staff member or a business relation of the company and does not need to apply at the Embassy in person. The visa application with the passport can be submitted and collected by a courier from the company (travel agents will not be accepted), who will receive an admission pass to the Consular Section. In some cases, two-year multiple business visa may be issued, entitling the holder to an unlimited number of entries into the Schengen area with a maximum stay of 90 days per six months. The main purpose (e.g. site inspections, negotiations, courses and training) in the Schengen area has to be in the Netherlands. Required documents to submit with an application are:
- a valid passport
- a filled in and signed application form
- 2 passport photos, and
- proof of a hotel booking or a letter of guarantee from the inviting or parent company in the Netherlands.
The visa fee is payable in advance and amounts up to IDR 397.000,- (€ 35,-). If you would like to like to present your company for this facility, please contact Mr Jeroen van Rijckevorsel of the Royal Netherlands embassy at jak-ca
Criteria for companies to be able to use this facility are:
- demonstrable business relations with one or more companies in the Netherlands
- the inviting company in the Netherlands is responsible for accommodation, transport and other expenses
- for the tourist industry other criteria apply
It is emphasized that this facility is for business travel only.
At the BeNeLux level and on the basis of an initiative of the Netherlands government it has been decided to waive as from 1 November 2006 the visa requirements for holders of Indonesian diplomatic an official passports for travelling to and in the countries of the BeNeLux. This implies that Indonesian diplomats and officials do no longer need a visa for travelling to and in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg for short visits not exceeding 90 days. If in addition to the BeNeLux countries other Schengen countries are visited, a Schengen-visa remains required.