Visa fee and VisaMetric service fee


  • The visa fee can be paid in cash (RUR) or with a credit/debit card and the final amount will be calculated according to the exchange rate provided by the Embassy/Consulate.
  • VisaMetric service fee is charged per visa application, in addition to the applicable visa fee. The VisaMetric service fee can be paid in cash (RUR) or with a credit/debit card. Please note that the final amount will be calculated according to the exchange rate provided by the Embassy/Consulate.
  • Applicants who choose the VIP service are required to pay the Visa fee and the VisaMetric service fee as well.
  • All fees are non-refundable.


The following groups of applicant are exempt from the payment of the visa fee, upon presentation of proof of their status:

  • Children under six years of age;
  • School pupils, students and accompanying teachers on study or educational trips as well as researchers (when travelling for research purpose only) will be exempt from the visa fee by all Schengen states regardless of their nationality;
  • Spouses/children/parents of EU/EEA/EFTA nationals that are eligible for a EU-family member visa are exempt from the visa fee.

Please acquaint yourself with the visa fee exempt categories list before submitting documents:

Visa fee exempt categories



The following groups of applicant are exempt from the payment of the visa fee, upon presentation of proof of their status:

  • Fellows who receive a scholarship from public funds (e.g. DAAD, Erasmus, or a scholarship from a German university)
  • Citizens of Ukraine

Visa Fee - Schengen Visa

6-12 years

12+ years

Russian Federation Nationals

₽ 3000 (€ 35) ₽ 3000 (€ 35)
Express visa* ₽ 5990 (€ 70) ₽ 5990 (€ 70)
Nationals of countries with a visa facilitation agreement with the European Union (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Georgia, Cape Verde, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine) ₽ 3000 (€ 35) ₽ 3000 (€ 35)
Other nationalities ₽ 3420 (€ 40) ₽ 6840 (€ 80)

*Conditions for applying for an express visa:

  • The application can be submitted at the earliest 3 working days before the planned trip to Germany
  • Providing proof of necessity of the planned trip is necessary (within 3 working days).
  • Applying for an express visa is only possible in Moscow and only for Russian citizens.

Visa Fee - National Visa

0-18 years

18+ years

National Visa

₽ 3210 (€ 37.50) ₽ 6410 (€ 75)

VisaMetric Service Fee
Service Fee ₽ 2470 (€ 28.90)

Service Fee for:

  • Researchers travelling to Germany for research purposes
  • Travellers who apply for a visa as part of the university cooperation between a German and Russian university
  • Travellers who apply for their visa as part of the German-Russian youth exchange
₽ 1480 (€ 17.30)

Service Fee for:

  • Children between 0-6 years old
  • Handicapped applicants and one accompanying person
₽ 500 (€ 5.80)

Additional Services
VIP ₽ 5990 (€ 70) per person
Biometric photo ₽ 360 (€ 4.1) per one set of photos
Passport delivery depending upon the destination

Insurance

according to the chosen policy
Photocopies, print-outs ₽ 30 (€ 0.3) per page
Form filling service ₽ 360 (€ 4.1) per app. form
SMS notification ₽ 180 (€ 2.1) per SMS
Phone notification ₽ 180 (€ 2.0) per call
E-mail notification Free of charge