Europe Visa - Visa News for Indians

The Schengen area comprises 26 European states, and travelling to any of them requires a common visa, even for inter-state travel. And as per the sources, there is most likely to be a hike in the Schengen visa fees. The hike is a result of an updated Schengen visa code which will be coming to force from February 2nd, 2020.

schengen visa fees hiked

A tour to Europe will be more expensive as visa fee is deemed to be increased from 60 euros to 80 euros, the fee hike will be applicable to every country which has not signed the visa facilitation agreement with the EU. There is an increase of 5 euros for children between 6 to 12 years, from the current 35 euros to 40 euros.

This is the first price hike in visa fee since 2006, however, infants below the age of 6 will be charged no money. Over 16 million visa applications were present in the embassies, which shows the magnitude of travel and tourism in this region.

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