Schengen visa fees

The Ordinance on fees under the Federal Act on Foreign Nationals (SR 142.209) and the Visa Code stipulate the fees to be collected. The amounts are payable in the currency determined by the Swiss representation.

The fee for the visa is due at the time the application is submitted and is not refundable. If you withdraw the application or it is rejected the fee will not be reimbursed.

The Swiss representation reserves the right to adapt the amounts of the fees at any time in relation with exchange rate fluctuations.

Category Amount in USD
Adults 96.00  
Children aged from 6 to 12 48.00 
Children up to 6 years old free
Spouses and children of Swiss/EU/Efta citizens (does not apply on fiancés)  free 
Citizens of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina,Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine  42.00

Visas for family members of EU/EFTA citizens are issued free of charge.  

Details regarding the payment process

Kindly note that:

Applicants residing in Venezuela have to pay the visa fee in USD in cash or in Bs. by debit or credit card on the appointment day. 

Applicants from Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago can pay the visa fee in USD by bank transfer prior to their appointment. Please enquire the Embassy’s bank account details by email (caracas@eda.admin.ch) when requesting an appointment.