Visas can be issued for the purposes of volunteering. There are three types of volunteering: civic service, association-based volunteer work and European Voluntary Service (EVS).
If part of the European Voluntary Service (EVS), you will receive a temporary long-stay visa (VLS-T) marked “Volunteer”.
For the other categories of volunteering, different types of visa will be issued based on how long you will be volunteering:
- If your stay is equal to or less than 12 months it will be marked “Temporary exemption from a residence permit”
- If it is over 12 months it will be marked “Visitor”