Cost of German Visa Reduces for Indians

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Cost of German Visa Reduces for Indians
It has been explained that the changes in the national visa will benefit students the most as a large number of Indians choose to study in Germany.

The German authorities have decided to reduce the visa fees for national and short-term tourist visas. According to the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Mumbai, Indian citizens will pay a reduced price when they apply for Schengen and national visas.

SchengenVisaInfo.com reported that the visa fee for adults has been reduced to €80 (INR 6,400), whereas for minors, it has been reduced to €40 (INR 3,200). Regarding the national visa, the Consulate explained that Indian adults will pay €75 (INR 6,000), and for minors, the fees will be €37.50 (INR 3,000) for their application.

“The visa fees have changed. The Schengen visa fee amounts to 6,400 INR; the reduced Schengen visa fee for minors to 3,200 INR. The national visa fee amounts to 6,000 INR; the reduced national visa fee for minors to 3,000 INR,” the statement of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Mumbai reads.

Applicants can opt for a short-term Schengen visa for stays lesser than 90 days or a long-term German national visa for stays over 90 days depending on the purpose and duration of a person’s stay in Germany.

Those applying for a Schengen visa must make sure to submit all the required documents, such as the application form, copies of previous visas, two passport photos, a declaration, a round-trip itinerary, proof of financial funds, proof of accommodation, a cover letter, proof of civil status, as well as a German travel health insurance.

In addition, depending on the employment status, additional documents may be required. This may include documents such as a current bank statement, employment contract and leave permission.

It has been explained that the changes in the national visa will benefit students the most as a large number of Indians choose to study in Germany. Apart from announcing a cheaper fee for Indian students applying for a visa, the German authorities have also said that the new appointments will be opened soon.

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