Netherlands Representative Office (NRO) Palestinian Territories

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The Netherlands (NL) is firmly committed to a comprehensive peace agreement between Israel and the PLO. The main objective is the establishment of two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security.

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The Netherlands is the 20th largest economy in the world. It combines high income per capita with fairly even income distribution and is one of the most open and outward-looking countries in the world.

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The Netherlands Representative Office to the Palestinian Authority (NRO) was opened in 1994, soon after the conclusion of the Oslo Agreements, and was originally located in Jericho. In 1996, the NRO moved to Ramallah, where the institutions of the Palestinian Authority are located.

January 12, 2017 The Netherlands Representative Office (NRO) in Ramallah is pleased to announce the opening of the Visa Application Centre operated by VFS Global. Application for a Schengen visa for the Netherlands can be submitted at the VFS visa application Centre in Ramallah as from 15 January 2017.

January 9, 2017 The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building by providing training and education for professionals. The NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation. EP-Nuffic is responsible for the management of the NFP.