Most of the time, people have concerned regarding Schengen visa fees when they are going to apply for a visa for any Schengen country(s). This article elaborates the categories that include exemption of fees and payment methods to pay Schengen visa fee.
Mostly, fees for short-stay visas for all Schengen states are similar, but they may vary in the case of long-stay visas like work and student visas.
What Are The Fees of Applying for a Schengen Visa?
Here are the costs of a Schengen visa according to different categories, and the fees are non-refundable.
|Schengen Visa Group||Fee in EUR||Fee in USD*|
|Children between 6-12 years of age||40€||48$|
|Children less than 6 years of age||Free||Free|
|Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia.||35€||42$|
You can convert the above fees(€ X Your Currency) into your currency to know the actual cost.
USD fee also varies according to the exchange rate.
Will I Need To Pay Application Fees for All Schengen Countries?
Yes, paying a Schengen visa fee is mandatory for proceeding with your visa application unless submitting the costs your visa application not be accepted.
You need to pay Schengen visa fees for the following countries:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
In What Conditions Schengen Visa Fee Will Be Exempt?
Your Schengen visa fees will be exempt if you are from the following:
- Traveling for official purposes like passport services and Holders of diplomatic.
- Member of an EU/EEA national
- Traveling for scientific researches
- If the students, teachers, or pupils on a school trip will get fees exemption.
- Participants of non-profit organizations take part in co-curriculum activities like conferences, sports, cultural or educational events.
|Schengen Visa Exemption Group||Fee in EUR||Fee in USD*|
|Traveling for official purposes like passport services and Holders of diplomatic.||Free||Free|
|Member of an EU/EEA national||Free||Free|
|Pupils, students and accompanying teachers during a school trip||Free||Free|
|Traveling for scientific researches||Free||Free|
The exemption might be possible other than the above conditions. Regarding more information, you can contact the embassy or consulate directly.
What Are the Payment Methods I Can Use for Paying Schengen Visa Fees?
You can pay your Schengen visa fee by cash, Credit/Debit cards, or bank transfer.
Some Embassies/consulates not accepted card payments so, you can use the alternative payment method.