Schengen visa fees

The Ordinance on fees under the Federal Act on Foreign Nationals (SR 142.209) and the Visa Code stipulate the fees to be collected. The amounts are payable in the currency determined by the Swiss representation.

The fee for the visa is due at the time the application is submitted and is not refundable. If you withdraw the application or it is rejected the fee will not be reimbursed.

The Swiss representation reserves the right to adapt the amounts of the fees at any time in relation with exchange rate fluctuations.

Visa Fees for South Africa
Category Amount in ZAR
Adults 1'420.00
Children aged from 6 to 12    710.00
Children up to 6 years old free of charge
Schengen visa for citizens of the follwing countries (by the Visa Facilitation Agreement:                                         Russin federation, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia- Herzegovina, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine, Cap Verde    620.00

Visas for family members of EU/EFTA citizens are issued free of charge.  

For participants of some international conference (UN, WHO, IMF, ITU, WEF, etc) the visa will be issued free of charge. For more information, please enquire at