Germany Visa Application Fees

Complete list of fees you need to pay for a German visa application

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Most of world travelers in need of a visa to Germany will have to pay a fee for the processing of their visa application. The fee depends on the visa type you are applying for, purpose of entry, nationality, age and several other factors.

Below in this article, find out how much every applicant needs to pay for the processing of their Germany visa application, according to these factors.

Germany Short-Stay Visa Fees

A Germany short-stay visa is also known as a Schengen visa. It permits its holder to enter Germany and remain there for a maximum of 90 days per six months. The visa holder can also travel to the rest of the Schengen countries within this period. Excluded are those who hold a Germany visa with Limited Territorial Validity.

Due to the Schengen Area rules on visa application, the fee for a Germany short-stay visa is €60. However, several categories of applicants shall pay a reduced fee. Whereas some other categories are exempt from paying the fee at all.

Categories Paying a Reduced Short-Stay Visa Fee

The following categories need to pay a lower fee of 35 EUR when applying for a short-stay Germany visa:

  • Children between the ages of 6 and 12.
  • Passport holders of Russia, Ukraine, Kosovo and Georgia.
  • Non-biometric passport holders of Serbia, Montenegro, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania.

Categories Exempt from Paying the Visa Fee

The following categories are exempt from paying the visa fee when applying for a short-stay Germany visa:

  • Children under the age of six.
  • Husband/wife, same-sex partner in a civil union and minor single children of German citizens, the parents of minor German citizens and family members of EU/EEA nationals, provided they enjoy freedom of movement.
  • School pupils, undergraduates, postgraduates and accompanying teaching staff who undertake trips for the purpose of study or educational training.
  • Representatives of non-profit organizations aged 25 years or less, participating in seminars, conferences or other sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations.
  • Researchers from third countries traveling within the European Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research.
  • Those traveling for the “replacement” of an old, valid visa in a “full” travel document (one that has no empty pages) with a new visa valid for the same period in the applicant’s new travel document.

Germany Long- Stay Visa Fees

Foreign nationals applying for a Germany national visa will need to pay a fee of €75 in order for their application to be processed. Again, several categories of applicants are only required to pay a reduced fee. Additionally some others are waived from paying the fee at all.

Categories Paying a Reduced Long-Stay Visa Fee

All long stay visa applicants below the age of 18 years old need to pay a reduced visa fee of €37.5, when applying for a Germany Long -Stay Visa.

Categories Exempt from Paying the Visa Fee

The following categories are exempt from paying the visa fee when applying for a long-stay Germany visa:

  • Foreign nationals receiving a scholarship from public funds during their stay in Germany, as well as their spouse or partner and minor children as long as they are covered by the funding.
  • Spouses, same-sex partners in a civil union and minor single children of German citizens, the parents of minor German citizens and family members of EU/EEA nationals, provided they enjoy freedom of movement.
  • Members of the diplomatic missions, consular posts and international organizations in Germany, as well as their spouse and children up to and including the age of 25.
  • Nationals of other specific countries or categories where Germany has undertaken to do so in bilateral or multilateral agreements.

Moreover, the German Consulate will consider waiving or reducing the fees, if the applicant is seeking to enter the country to promote:

  • cultural interests
  • interests in the field of foreign policy
  • development policy, or
  • for humanitarian reasons