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New directives for application Schengen visa and Caribbean visa

Since 2 February, there are new directives for applying for a Schengen visa and a Caribbean visa.

​The European Union has decided to increase the rates for an application. The Schengen visas for children up to the age of 5 remain free, but visas for children aged 6 to 12 now cost 40 euros. This was 35euros. The remaining visas now cost 80 euros. This is an increase of 20 euros. An application for a Schengen visa can now be done from 6 months before your scheduled travel date. This was three months.

Do you have a valid visa or a valid residence permit for Aruba, Curaçao, Sint-Maarten, Bonaire, Sint-Eustatius or Saba? Then you do not need an airport transit visa if you travel through the international zone of an airport in the Schengen area to an airport outside the Schengen area.

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Changes in the rules for Schengen and Caribbean visa applications




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