Most of 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 Visa Fees
|Germany Visa Category||Fee|
|Germany Schengen Visa and Airport Transit Visa||€80|
|Children between 6-12 years of age applying for a Germany Schengen Visa||€40|
|Children younger than 6 years of age applying for a Germany Schengen Visa||Free|
|Citizens of Georgia, Kosovo, Russia and Ukraine applying for a German Schengen Visa||€40|
|Germany Long Stay Visas||€75|
|Applicants younger than 18 years of age applying for Germany Long Stay Visas||€37.5|
Categories Exempt from Paying the Germany Short Stay 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.
Categories Exempt from Paying the Germany Long Stay 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