Schengen Visa Fee


When applying for a Schengen visa there is a non-refundable mandatory visa fee every applicant must pay. The Schengen visa costs vary depending on the type of visa and age of the applicant as well as some other exceptions stated below in the text. The Schengen visa fee can be paid in the designated consulate/embassy via cash, debit or credit card. However, some consulates may not allow you to pay by credit card.

The Schengen visa costs include the visa fee and the service fee, payable at the corresponding embassy/consulate when applying. Again, in case the visa is denied there is no refund of the money paid.

The regular Visa fee (in Euro)

  • Airport transit visa                                                   60.00 EUR
  • Short stay Schengen visa, less than 90 days    60.00 EUR
  • Long stay visa, more than 90 days                     99.00 EUR

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The visa fee is 35 EUR for:

  • Children between the age of 6 and below 12 years old.
  • Nationals from, Georgia, Kosovo, Russia, and Ukraine.

There is no visa fee for:

  • Children under 6 years of age
  • Pupils, students, postgraduates and the accompanying teachers who are travelling for the purpose of studying or educational training
  • Researchers of the third-world countries travelling for the purpose of scientific research
  • Representatives of non-profit organizations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations.

Learn also what are the Visa Fees for a French Visa Application.