Visa fees are €80 for Schengen (A or C) visas and €75 for national (D) visas. Fees can be waived or reduced for certain categories of applicants. Details are available here.Your visa fees need to be paid at the time of application. The German Missions accept Mastercard or Visa credit or debit cards. You must have the actual card with you. The named card holder must be present to sign the debit voucher. Digital wallet or mobile payments including Apple Pay or Google Pay are not available.The Visa Application Centres (VAC) operated by our external service provider TLScontact charge additional service fees. For details and payment facilities please refer to their website.Visa fees are processing fees. They are payable as soon as your visa application is submitted. Visa fees will not be reimbursed should your application be denied or should you decide to withdraw your application.