EU Increases Schengen Visa Fee To €90

By Alice Etuka, Abuja

The European Union (EU) has announced an increase in Schengen visa application fees for adult African and other non-EU citizens, raising the cost from €80 to €90.

According to a statement on the European Commission’s website, the new fees will be effective starting June 11, 2024.

It explained that applications submitted on or after the said date will be subject to the new fee structure.

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The Commission further stated that, for children aged six to twelve years, the application fee will be set at €45.

Non-EU nationals require a Schengen visa to temporarily visit any country within the Schengen area for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

The 27 EU member states are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.

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