EU visa fee for African Countries including Nigerians has been increased.

EU visa fee for African Countries including Nigerians has been increased.

Nigerians and other African nationals who want a Schengen Visa to enter the European Union will now have to pay an additional £10, as the visa fee has been raised from £80 to £90. This information comes from the latest data released by Schengen visa statistics over the weekend.

Starting from June 11, 2024, Nigerians and other African nationals will need to pay £90 for their visa application fee. In 2023, African nationals received 704,000 negative responses to their visa requests, resulting in them spending €56.3 million on visa applications last year alone.

The report also revealed that out of 1,825 applications, 636 were rejected, with 34.80 percent of them coming from Nigeria. This means that EU countries earned €3.4 million from rejected Schengen visa applications submitted by Nigerian citizens.

Morocco had the highest number of Schengen Visa Applications in the year under review. The report highlighted that African nationals spent €56.3 million on visa application fees in 2023, accounting for 43 percent of all expenses. Rejection rates were particularly high for African and Asian countries, which made up 90 percent of all expenses.

Furthermore, starting next week, expenditures are set to increase by 12.5 percent as the EU raises visa fees for adults from €80 to €90 on June 11, following a recent decision by the EU Commission.

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