German visa: German national and tourist visas are cheaper for Indians

The German Embassy has announced the reduced fees for long-stay national visas as well as short-stay tourist visas with immediate effect.

National fees have been reduced to Rs 6,000 for adults and Rs 3,000 for minors (up to 17 years old). On the other hand, Schengen visa fees have been reduced to Rs 6,400 for adults and Rs 3,200 for minors.

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“Important message from our visa section: Visa fees for Schengen and domestic visas have changed. For more questions, check our website and contact [email protected],” the German consulate in Mumbai said in a statement. a tweet.

What is the national visa?

The national visa allows its holder to enter Germany for a specific purpose, in most cases to work or study, and is issued for more than 90 days.

In another recent change, Germany has made it mandatory for Indian students to have their academic records assessed by the Academic Assessment Center (APS) and obtain certificates of authenticity before applying for a student visa.


What is the Schengen visa?

The Schengen visa is a short-stay visa for Europe that allows its holder to travel anywhere in the Schengen area. You can travel to any Schengen country for up to 90 days in total within 180 days.

What are the 26 countries in the Schengen area?

The Schengen area includes Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia. , Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

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