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Schengen Visa Fee for Nigerians and How to Apply

Filed in Articles, Travelling Guide, Visa Form by on July 14, 2021

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All Nigerians are required to get a Schengen visa before traveling to Germany. A Schengen visa can be delivered for up to 90 days within a period of 180 days. However, be informed that a shorter validity may be approved depending on your purpose of visit. This article is all about the Schengen visa fee for Nigerians.

Schengen Visa Fees

Schengen Visa Fees

When applying for a Schengen visa there is a non-refundable mandatory visa fee every applicant must pay.

The Schengen visa costs vary depending on the type of visa and age of the applicant as well as some other exceptions.

The Schengen visa fee can be paid in the designated consulate/embassy via cash, debit or credit card. However, some consulates may not allow you to pay by credit card.

The Schengen visa application costs include the visa fees payable at the corresponding embassy/consulate when applying.

Schengen Visa Category Fee in EUR Fee in USD*
Adult 60€ 70$
Child between 6-12 years of age 35€ 41$
Child younger than 6 years of age Free Free
Holders of diplomatic, official or service passports traveling for official purposes Free Free
A family member of an EU/EEA national Free Free
Pupils, students and accompanying teachers during a school trip Free Free
Researchers traveling to perform scientific research Free Free
Nationals from, Georgia, Kosovo, Russia, and Ukraine. 35€ 41$

The applicable visa fee in USD (US Dollar) is as per the current exchange rate. It is subject to change without notice.

Despite the fact that these fees are static and unchangeable until the Schengen members decide otherwise altogether, there are some categories exempt from paying this amount.

The visa fees may also be waived for participants aged 25 years or less in seminars, conferences, and sports, cultural or educational events, organized by non-profit organizations. The decision will be made case by case according to the relevance of the event.

Again, in case the visa is denied there is no refund of the money paid.

Types of Schengen Visas

Types of Schengen Visas

– Uniform Schengen Visa

Category A: Airport Transit Visa: this is needed when traveling through an airport situated within the Schengen area.

Category C: Short-term Visa: this is your standard tourist visa which is valid for up to 90 days. Your short-term visa will also include how many times you will be allowed to re-enter countries within the Schengen area.

This includes single entry, double and multiple entries.

Other than a tourist visa, there are many other types of short-term visas. These include business, medical treatment, religious purposes, sports competition, conference, government delegation, and study and invitation visas.

– Limited Territory Visa

This Schengen visa allows the holder to only travel within the country/countries that the visa has been issued to.

You will not be allowed entry into any other country in the Schengen area. This type of visa is usually only issued in some type of emergency, limiting the user to a specific country or area.

– Long-term visa

You may also apply for a long-term visa if you are going to be reunited with family living in one of the Schengen countries, have a family member that is an EU citizen and plan to visit for an extended period of time, as well as if you have been granted a job in the Schengen area.

What Do You Need to apply?

You will need to obtain all of your required documents to start the process of applying for your Schengen visa.

Without all of the relevant documents, the process will be delayed so it is best to get everything together at once. You will need:

  • A completed Schengen application form
  • Valid passport (with 2 consecutive clean pages) and a full-color copy of data page
  • Two passport photos
  • Bank statements for the last three months
  • Bank details
  • Hotel reservations in your choice of country
  • Medical insurance
  • Round trip flight reservation
  • Evidence of a need to return back to Nigeria (letter from employer, etc.)
  • Color copies of all previous Schengen visas (if applicable)
  • Employment details of the last three months

That is all I can tell you about the Schengen visa fees for Nigerians. Don’t forget, if you want to see the rest of the fees and have the most relevant information, go to visa-fees.homeoffice.gov.Schengen. I hope this will be helpful to you.

CSN Team.

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