Schen­gen Visa fees to be in­creased by over 33%

Muscat Daily - - NATION - Our Cor­re­spon­dent

Trav­el­ling to Europe will be costlier as all Schen­gen Visa ap­pli­cants lodg­ing an ap­pli­ca­tion from Fe­bru­ary 2, 2020 will be sub­ject to the new Schen­gen Visa Code, which among oth­ers fore­sees an in­crease in visa fees by 33.3 per cent.

The VFS Global of­fice in Mus­cat stated, ‘As of Fe­bru­ary 2, 2020 the Schen­gen visa fee per per­son (Short Stay Visa) will in­crease from € 60 (RO25.5 ap­prox) to € 80 (RO34 ap­prox) or the equiv­a­lent amount in your lo­cal cur­rency. For chil­dren be­tween 6 and 12 years old, the visa fee will in­crease to € 40 or equiv­a­lent.’

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