Visa Fees At Glance

Visa Fees applicable for Schengen visas types are listed in the table below:

Visa Category Visa Fee in ZAR
Schengen Visas (C Visa – Short Stay)  943
Schengen Visas ( Children between 6-12)  550

Please find below Visa Fees applicable if applying through the Cape Town office:

Visa Category Visa Fee in ZAR
Schengen Visas (C Visa – Short Stay) 943.15
Schengen Visas ( Children between 6-12) 550.15

Please Note:

The applicable visa fee in South African Rand is as per the current exchange rate. It is subject to change without notice. The fee is non-refundable.

There is VFS South Africa service charge of ZAR 440 (inclusive of VAT 15%) applicable per application over and above the visa fees for all applicants.

Nationals with Dual Nationality (EU passports and SA passports) are not allowed to apply for visas.

The following categories of applicants are exempted of Visa fees only:

  • Spouse and Dependent Children of EU Nationals (Proof of EU Nationality and relationship with applicants needs to be provided). This is subject to EU treaty rights i.e. Spouse and Dependents cannot exercise this exemption when visiting country of origin of the EU National.
  • Children under 6.
  • The Following are also exempt but would require to get confirmation from the consulate directly before submission
  • School pupils, students, post graduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake trips for the purpose of study or educational training
  • Researchers from third countries travelling within the Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research

The only acceptable modes of payment  are by Credit/Debit Card (Only at the Visa Application Centre) and Cash Deposit at NED Bank and Deposit Slip needs to be carried as evidence of payments when submitting your application at VFS Portugal Visa Application Centre.

Visa Account details:


Branch Name: Corporate Client Services
Account No: 1037647270
Please use your Passport Number as Reference.

Please Note:

There is an optional Courier facility for the return of processed applications available at a fee of ZAR 150 for application delivery (Inclusive of VAT) per application. This is an optional service.

We also offer SMS Notification Service at a cost of 20 ZAR (inclusive of VAT), an express route to know the status of your visa application at your fingertips. This is an optional service.

All Fees are non-refundable once the application has been submitted at VFS Visa Application Centre.