Planning a Euro Trip? Here’s What You Need to Know About the Latest Schengen Visa Fee Hike

Starting June 11, the fee for short-stay Schengen visas (type C visa) will increase by 12%. For children aged 6 to 12, the fee will rise from 40 euros to 45 euros. Adults will now pay 90 euros instead of the previous 80 euros. This visa permits travelers to stay in the Schengen area for up to 90 days but does not allow for employment or business activities.

The Schengen visa fee is generally reviewed and adjusted every three years. In addition to the fee hike, the European Union plans to introduce digital Schengen visas by 2028. This new digital platform will allow applicants from the Schengen region to apply for visas online, regardless of their intended destinations within the area. Instead of receiving a sticker for their passport, applicants will get a digital visa.

The Schengen visa grants entry to 26 European countries: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. These countries adhere to a unified short-stay visa policy.

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