Cost of a Schengen Visa
The cost of a Schengen visa varies depending on the type of visa and personal circumstances. The fee is due upon application and is non-refundable.
Overview of Fees
In principle, you pay the visa fee at the responsible embassy or consulate at the time of your application – either in cash, by EC card or by credit card.
All persons over the age of 12 who have no other entitlement to a reduction or exemption
Children between 6 and 12 years
Citizens of the following countries who continue to be subject to the visa requirement due to a non-biometric passport:
- Bosnia Herzegovina
Children under 6 years
Pupils, students, graduate students, accompanying teachers for study or educational purposes
Researchers from third countries for research purposes
Representatives of non-profit organizations up to the age of 25 for attending seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events of this organization
Spouses, registered same-sex partners and underage, single children of a Schengen citizen; Parents of Schengen citizen minors and family members of EU / EEA nationals, provided that these enjoy free movement
Visits to relatives for nationals from:
Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan
Good to Know
Depending on the purpose of the trip, there are different requirements for the permission to stay (e.g., duration or other authorizations). There are three categories of the Schengen visa (A, C, D).
Are you planning a stay in the Schengen area? We explain which documents you need and what you should consider when applying for a visa.
The Schengen states are an association of 26 countries that have agreed upon freedom of movement between these members. A common visa regulation is also part of this agreement.
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