Schengen visa fees

Schengen visa fees are collected by your local Embassy or Consulate when you file the Schengen visa application.

Schengen visa fees are payable in the EURO currency and to the Embassy or Consulate to which you submit your application.

The fee for the Schengen visa application has been raised as of 14 May 2008 and is currently 60.00 EUR.

When considering the cost of filing the application, remember to include the cost of preparing all the supporting documentation as listed in the Schengen visa application requirements.

Schengen visa fee

Although the Schengen visa fee is currently set to EUR 60.00 for short-term visa, there are some exceptions to the rule, and the fee is lower or even waived in some cases. Visa fee for the long-term visa is currently EUR 99.00.

Schengen visa fees The European Union enacted special agreements with some countries. Nationals of countries listed below pay only 35 EUR as a Schengen visa fee and are exempt from paying this fee all together in some specific situations such as when visiting relatives. Inquire at your Embassy or Consulate for your applicable rate, exceptions, and further details.

Countries which pay lower Schengen visa fee:
  • Russia,
  • Moldova,
  • Ukraine,
  • Serbia,
  • the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • Montenegro,
  • Albania.

Schengen visa fee waiwed for

fee for Schengen visa Schengen visa fees may be reduced or waived for humanitarian reasons in cases of major accidents or other comparable emergencies, for holders of diplomatic or service passports, for members of the staff accredited by a diplomatic mission, and for researchers from third countries travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research as defined in Recommendation 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament.

Schengen visa fee may be also waived for groups of school children under 18 years of age if they are traveling for educational, cultural, or sports purposes.

Some Schengen zone countries also consider waiving or reducing the Schengen visa fees charged in individual cases if the applicant's stay would serve to promote cultural interests, interests in the field of foreign policy, or some other areas of vital public interest, or if there are humanitarian grounds for doing so.

Schengen visa fee for visa renewals

The Schengen visa fee for renewals is the same as for new applications. See above.

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