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Schengen visa fees set to increase from June 11 – Report

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Starting from June 11, 2024, adult applicants for Schengen visas will see an increase in fees from €80 to €90.

This adjustment stems from the most recent review of EU visa fees, conducted in December 2023, which is scheduled to occur every three years under the Schengen Visa Code.

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The EU has aligned this increase with inflation rates and civil servants’ salaries in Member States.

The European Commission has approved a decision to raise fees for short-stay Schengen visas (visa type C) worldwide by 12%. This increase will be implemented globally as of June 11, 2024.

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The last time the EU raised visa fees was in February 2020, when application costs rose from €60 to €80.

IATA warns increase in visa fees may deter tourists

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While the draft law was available for public input, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) published a study on the consequences of heightened visa charges for travel to the EU.

As per the findings, the escalation of visa fees would affect the affordability of travel and consequently, negatively influence the economies of the bloc by discouraging travelers and diminishing travel numbers.

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