Appliation costs for a Schengen Visa
Schengen Visa Fees
Besides the information about the Schengen Visa application’s total fee, it is important to know that the fee is not refundable in case the Visa Application gets refused.
The Schengen visa fee varies depending on the type of visa and the age of the applicant. Children younger than 6 years of age and students and some other people listed below could get the Schengen Visa Application processed without any additional costs.
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Schengen Visa Fee - Pricing Table
Visa Fees are in Euro and therefore may vary depending on the daily exchange rate to your local currency.
|Schengen Visa Category||Fee in EUR|
|Child 6-12 years of age||40€|
|Child younger than 6 years of age||Free|
|Holders of diplomatic, official or service passports traveling for official purposes||Free|
|A Family member of a EU/EEA national||Free|
|Students, Pupils, and accompanying teachers during a school trip||Free|
|Researchers when traveling to perform scientific research||Free|
|Reduced Schengen Visa Fee||35€|
Reduced Schengen Visa Fee
Nationals from the following countries could benefit from an reduced Schengen Visa Fee: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Serbia and Ukraine.
Visa Fee Payment Options
The Schengen visa fee had to be paid in the consulate/embassy where the application should be processed. Cash would be accepted in most embassies. Debit or credit cards and checks are not allowed in every embassy. Please check the payment requirements of your consulate or embassy before your appointment. In some cases it is possible, that credit card payment may temporarily not be available.
Schengen Visa Fee exemptions
Additional Visa Fees
In some cases you will have to pay additional fees for you visa application:
- If you submit the application at an Visa Service Provider, there would be an additional fee of up to 80 €. This amount is the maximum fee an Visa Service Agent is allowd to take.
- If you choose to get your passport by an courier, there is also an additional fee you have to pay.
In Case of Visa Rejection
The Schengen Visa fee is not refundable in case the Visa Application gets refused or you decide to terminate your application. Paying the fee does not guarantee the issue of the Schengen Visa. If you apply again for an Visa, then you will have to pay again for the Schengen Visa Application.