Note: This information was last updated on 21st April, 2011. See the embassy website for confirmation: http://www.chinaembassy.nl/eng/
Mailed applications are acceptable. You may also submit the application to the Visa Office of the Embassy; if you cannot go in person, you may entrust someone else or a travel/visa agent to transact your application affairs. You may book via the center's website in advance for submission. If you apply by post, please check Section ‘Instructions for application by post’. You may be required to go to the Chinese Embassy for an interview if necessary.
Dutch passport holders that wish to travel in Hong Kong are not required to transact application affairs if your stay there is no more than 90 days. And if you want to stay for more than 90 days, you should transact your application first. If a visa is required, you can apply directly to Hong Kong Immigration Department (website: www.immd.gov.hk) or you can also apply through the Consular Section of the Chinese Embassy in The Hague. You need to come in person with your valid passport (travel document) and one passport photo. Dutch passport holders that wish to travel in Macao are not required to transact application affairs if your stay there is no more than 30 days.
Except for a neatly, truly and completely filled out L visa form, applicants also need to provide following materials:
Visa fees of Netherlands passport holders vary from the number of entries or duration of stay.
The center offers express service and urgent service.
If you wish to Hong Kong for more than 90 days, the visa fee is 33 Euro no matter what kind of visa it is, and for rush service of picking up on the next working day, an extra 33 Euro should also be paid.
Payment Method :visa fees are paid when collecting passport; Cash，debit card are acceptable; For mail visa application, online interbank transfer only. For mail application, no express or urgent service.
Visas can be picked up on or after the pick-up date specified in the receipt. The receipt must be presented. Applicants can pay and pick up visas themselves or send an entrusted person or travel agency with the receipt.
You may submit your application to The Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC) the Hague in the Netherlands
See figure below. Addresses, etc. follow the office hours info.
The embassy will be closed on Saturday and Sunday and the following holidays: including New Year’s Day, Spring Festival, Good Friday , Easter Monday , Queen’s Day, Labor Day, Liberation Day, Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, Ascension Day, Whit Monday, Chinese Mid-autumn Day, Chinese National Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.