Your Germany visa fee is determined by the type of visa you seek. This article discusses the various German visa options.
German Short-Stay Visa Category
- The cost of an airport transit visa is €80.
- For youngsters aged 6 to 12, a short stay visa costs €40.
- Adults pay €80 for a short stay visa.
- Short-term visas for children under the age of six are free.
- The cost of a short-term visa for citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia is €35.
All forms of German short-stay visas, often known as Schengen visas, have cost 80 euros from February 2020. However, depending on your country or status, you may not be needed to pay for a visa or qualify for a reduced charge. If you are applying for a Schengen visa and your primary destination is Germany, you will be excluded from paying the visa fee if you fall into one of the following categories:
- Children under the age of six
- Spouses, same-sex civil union partners, and minor single children of German citizens, as well as the parents of minor German citizens and family members of EU/EEA nationals, are all eligible to travel freely
- School students, undergraduates, postgraduates, and teaching staff who go on field trips for research or pedagogical purposes
- Non-profit representatives under the age of 25 who are attending seminars, conferences, or other sporting, cultural, or educational events sponsored by non-profit organizations
- Researchers from third nations are allowed to travel throughout the European Community to conduct scientific research
- Those who are traveling to replace an old, valid visa in a full travel document, one with no blank pages, with a new visa valid for the same duration in the applicant’s new travel document
- If the applicant is seeking to enter the country to promote cultural interests, foreign policy objectives, development policy interests, or humanitarian reasons, the German Consulate may consider waiving or decreasing the costs paid in individual situations
Germany Long-Stay Visa Fee
The charge for all forms of German long-stay visas, generally known as the National (D) visa, is 75 euros as of September 1, 2017. Due to bilateral agreements and facilitation for certain categories of visa seekers, some specified groups are exempt from paying the National Visa charge, while others must pay a lesser visa fee.
Visa Fee Waivers for Long-Term Stays
If you apply for a long-term visa in Germany and fall into one of the following categories, you will be spared from paying the visa fee:
- Foreign nationals, as well as their spouse or partner and minor children, are getting a scholarship from public funds during their stay in Germany.
- Spouses, same-sex civil union partners, and minor single children of German citizens, as well as the parents of minor German citizens and family members of EU/EEA nationalities, are all eligible for free movement.
- Members of diplomatic missions, consular posts, and international organizations in Germany, along with their spouses and children under 25 years old.
- Other specific nations or groups for whom Germany has agreed to do so in bilateral or multilateral agreements.
Visa Fees for Long-Term Stays
When applying for a Germany Long-Stay Visa, all visa applicants under the age of 18 will be charged a reduced price of 37.5 euros. The German Consulate will consider waiving or decreasing the fees if the applicant is seeking to enter the country to promote cultural interests, interests in foreign policy, development policy, or humanitarian grounds.
Reimbursement of Visa Fees in Germany
Please keep in mind that if your visa application is denied, Germany will not return your visa payments. Furthermore, there will be no refund if you decide to withdraw your application. You will no longer be able to withdraw your money after paying the fee, regardless of your reason for doing so.