Cost of short-stay visa to visit Schengen area to rise from June, 2024

Increase is needed due to higher costs and inflation, says European Commission

Close-up of a schengen visa required for travel to EU and France
People of many nationalities require a 90-day visa to travel to Schengen area
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The price of a short-stay visa to visit the Schengen area is to rise from June 2024, the European Commission has confirmed to The Connexion.

The 90-day visas are required for people from countries which do not have a visa-free travel arrangement to enter and travel through France and other countries in the Schengen area.

Many countries do not have visa-free travel arrangements to the Schengen area, which means travellers need a visa for short visits. This includes people from:

  • India

  • Qatar

  • Saudi Arabia

  • South Africa

  • Turkey

People from the UK and US do not require a visa to visit the Schengen area for up to 90 days.

Read more: Can I delay the start date of my one-year French visa? 

How much will the 90-day Schengen visas cost?

From June 11, 2024, the 90-day Schengen visas will cost €90 for adults and €45 for children between the ages of six and 12. 

They will remain free for children under six.

Until June 11, they cost €80 for adults and €40 for children between the ages of six and 12.

The European Commission told The Connexion that the rise in price is due to “increased costs and the environment of inflation affecting member state countries in recent years.”

“The price adjustment was guided by objective data from the EU’s statistics office Eurostat.”

For more information on visas and residency cards for France and short and long stays to the Schengen area, see our guide available here.

It explains the key information and terminology on what is required to visit as well as giving more in-depth information on the main routes to living in France.