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Visa Application Fees

In order to apply for a visa, you will have to pay a visa fee and a service fee.

The visa fee is collected on behalf of one of the German Missions in South Africa and the service fee is collected for the processing of your visa application at TLScontact.

Visa Application Fees


To apply for a visa, you will have to pay:

  • Visa fee - collected for the German Mission;
  • Service fee - collected for the processing of your visa application at TLScontact.


Attention: Payment of the visa fee and the service fees do not give any guarantee or right that a visa will be granted. The visa fee and service fee are both non-refundable and non-transferable if the visa application is denied by the staff of the German Mission or if the applicant decides to withdraw the application.

Visa type EUR ZAR*
Short stay Schengen visa, less than 90 days: 80.00 1,580.00
Short stay Schengen visa, less than 90 days:

  • Children between the age of 6 and below 12 years old;
  • 40.00 790.00
    Short stay Schengen visa, less than 90 days:

  • Citizens of countries with whom the European Union has entered into visa facilitation agreements (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cape Verde, North Macedonia, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Russia, Ukraine);
  • 35.00 675.00
    Short stay Schengen visa, less than 90 days:

  • Children under the age of 6;
  • Family members of EU-citizens and Swiss nationals (Family = Father, mother, children or stepchildren, spouse, in particular cases also parents; claim must be supported by birth- or marriage certificate and valid proof of EU nationality);
  • Some individuals may be entitled to a free visa fee. If this is the case, a refund will be organized after submitting the application.
  • Free Free

    * The visa fee, only collectable in ZAR, may change as a result of currency fluctuation.

    The visa fee is fixed in EUR but payable only in ZAR. The exchange rate between these currencies is decided by the German Missions and is updated periodically, therefore the payable amount may differ from those quoted above. Please note that your visa application fee receipt will only quote the fee paid in ZAR.

    The service fee, mandatory for any visa application, is ZAR 409.10 (20.9 EUR). This amount has been decided in agreement with the German Government and corresponds to the different services provided by the TLScontact centre (i.e. visa application reception, data processing, information collection, appointments booking, etc.).