The German Consulate in Mumbai on Wednesday announced that the fee for national and Schengen visas have been reduced, which is significant news for Indian students and citizens who want to travel to Germany.
The National fees have been reduced to Rs. 6,000 and for minors, the amount is Rs. 3,000. On the other hand, Schengen visas amount to Rs. 6,400 and Rs. 3,200 for adults and minors respectively.
The Schengen Visa is a short-stay visa for Europe that permits the bearer to travel anywhere within the Schengen Area. You can travel to any Schengen nation for up to 90 days total within 180 days with this sort of visa, which is issued by one of the Schengen states, including Germany. While the national visa allows a holder to enter Germany for a specific purpose, in most cases employment or study, and is issued for more than 90 days.
“Visa fees usually change based on foreign exchange rates and students do fall under a national visa,” said an official from the German Consulate in Mumbai to Free Press Journal. There has been a reduction of 300 INR as the earlier cost for a National visa was Rs. 6,300 for adults, according to the official.
For further queries on the changes, the Consulate has asked individuals to refer to the website while making use of the official mail id. “For further queries check our website and contact [email protected],” said the tweet by the Consulate.
Source: The Free Press Journal