Schengen Visa Fees
There is no refund if the visa application is rejected. The fee will be retained as a processing fee. The fee amount is the same irrespective of duration or the number of entries of the visa.

Regular Fee
Schengen Visa Fee is
  Adults - €60 per person.
  Children 6-12 years of age - €35 per person.
  Children under 6 years - free.

No Fee
There is no fee for Schengen visa for:
  • Children under the age of 6 years.
  • School pupils, students, post graduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake trips for the purpose of study or educational training
  • researchers from third countries traveling for the purpose of carrying out 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

May be Waived or Reduced
Visa fees may be reduced or waived for
  • Children between the ages of 6 and 12 years

  • holders of diplomatic, official or service passports, traveling for official purposes.

  • participatns aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations

In individual cases, the fee may be waived or reduced in accordance with national law when this measure serves to promote cultural interests as well as interests in the field of foreign policy, development policy, other areas of vital public interest or for humanitarian reasons.

Fees in USA
Due to the fluctuating exchange rate, the amount in local currency should be rounded up. Fees may be paid in Euros, U.S. dollars or local currency of the country where the Schengen visa is applied.


For applicants from the USA, at the time of writing/updating this document (July 7, 2010), the following fees apply:

Visa type
Fee
Airport transit visa (A)
$74
Short stay visa / Schengen visa (C)
$43 for citizens of Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Macedonia, Albania, Russia, Ukraina, Moldovia

$74 for citizens of all other applicable coutnries
Long stay visa (D)
$122
Visa for French overseas territories (E4)
$11

Please add an additional fee of $15 ($50 for Bermuda) if you want the consulate to mail your passport once your visa is ready.

Fees are payable by cash or money order only. Checks or credit cards are not generally accepted at most embassies/consulates. However, some consulates allow you to pay by credit card (Visa or Mastercard only), if you apply in person.