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Starting 11 June 2024, travelers applying for a Schengen visa will face a price hike, as the European Commission has announced a 12.5% increase in visa fees, Wego reports.

 

The new fees, as outlined in the Official Journal of the European Union, specify that adult applicants will now pay EUR 90 instead of EUR 80, and children between 6 and 12 years will pay EUR 45 instead of EUR 40. This change applies only to Schengen areas.

The Schengen visa allows holders to stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period, making it a popular choice for short-term travel across Europe. The fee adjustment aims to cover the administrative costs of processing visas and is a direct response to the rising operational costs due to inflation.