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  • The European Union will increase Schengen Visa fees beginning on June 11, 2024


The European Union (EU) will increase Schengen Visa fees beginning June 11, 2024. These fee changes will include the following rates:

  • Adults: €80 to €90
  • Children aged six to 11: €40 to €45

All visa applications lodged worldwide on or after this date will be subject to the new visa fee. According to the announcement, the increase is based on the EU-wide inflation rate and salary developments for national civil servants over the past three years.

This adjustment in visa fees reflects the EU’s efforts to align visa processing costs with the current economic climate. Travelers planning to visit Schengen Area countries should budget accordingly for the increased fees. It’s important to note that these changes will apply uniformly across all EU member states, ensuring a consistent approach to visa applications. Prospective travelers are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance to account for any potential delays or additional expenses associated with the new fee structure. Additionally, applicants should stay updated on any further changes in visa policies or procedures that may arise due to this adjustment.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the European Union’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: European Union Law

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