Have you decided to apply for a Visa and travel to the Schengen Zone?
We are so excited for you!
Schengen countries are worth visiting for their beautiful capital cities, picturesque towns and villages, cultural heritage, and more.
However, before enjoying some of the world’s most visited European tourist attractions, you should focus on your application and the Schengen Visa application requirements.
If you still need help with your application, we suggest reading our complete guides for each Embassy requirement.
Alternatively, you can contact us if you have any further questions.
However, if you have figured out what documents you need for a successful application, the next step to follow is to focus on your Embassy or Consulate appointment.
During your appointment with the Embassy officers, you must answer a set of questions, provide your biometric data, submit your application, and pay the Visa fee.
In this blog post, you will learn more about the Schengen Visa fees. Thus, if you need additional information about your Visa appointment, please check out this link.
Knowing the price for your Visa is critical when submitting your application.
To avoid any inconveniences, you should carry with you the exact amount of money needed to pay your Europe Visa.
Table of contents:
- Schengen Visa fee: general information
- How much does your Schengen Visa cost?
1. Schengen Visa Fee: General Information
The Schengen Visa fees vary depending on the applicant’s age, travel purpose, and citizenship.
Most Member States allow you to pay by cash, money order, or credit/debit card. However, you should check which payment methods the Embassy accepts.
For example, the Consulate of Spain in Los Angeles does not accept credit cards, but only money order or exact cash.
The payment is usually made in the local currency and not in Euros.
Please note that the Schengen Visa application fee is non-refundable (meaning that in the unfortunate event your Schengen Visa gets denied, you will not receive your money back).
Most Embassies allow you to get money back if you have paid the wrong application fee. For example, you can get your money back if you have accidentally paid the fee twice.
2. How Much Does Your Schengen Visa Cost?
In the table below, you will find the Visa fees in EUR for each category of applicant.
According to the new EU Visa Code, the fees below are applicable from February 2, 2020 (1155/2019). For further information, please visit this link.
As we mentioned previously, most of the time, you must pay the Visa fee in the currency of your country of residence.
If you are not clear about the Schengen Visa costs in your country of residence’s currency, you can use a currency converter.
Important: Sometimes, Embassies may exempt from paying the Visa fee the representatives of non-profit organisations and applicants under a specific age participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events in the Schengen Area.
Embassies and Consulates will make this decision according to the event’s relevance.
|Short-Stay Schengen Visa fees in EUR|
|Applicants older than 11 years||80|
|Children between 6-11 years||40|
|Children under 6 years||Free|
|Holders of diplomatic, official, or service passports travelling for official purposes|
|Family members of an EU/EEA national||Free|
|Pupils, students, and accompanying teachers during a school trip|
|Researchers travelling to perform scientific research||Free|
|Nationals from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Serbia, Ukraine|
For further information about the Visa reduced fee for nationals from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Serbia, Ukraine, you can also check the Visa facilitation agreements.
Please note that Embassies apply the same fee for single-entry and multiple-entry Visas.
The fees above are also valid for the Schengen Airport Transit Visa (80 EUR for adults and 40 EUR for children between 6 and 11 years, while Airport Transit Visas for children under 6 years are free of charge).
Hopefully, now you have a clear understanding of the Schengen Visa fees.
Before ending, we would like to remind you that we are here to guide and assist you. If you need any help with your application or would like to get a free Schengen Visa consultation report, do not hesitate to contact our team.