Service Fees

Payment instructions

The prices given in ZAR will change in accordance with the exchange rate of the Rand (below fees with the exchange rate of 17.05).

Service fees should be paid in advance to embassy's account. Residence permit fees may also be paid via internet when using Enterfinland.fi system. Please note also that when applying for visa at VFS Global visa centre, visa fee and service fee are paid to their account. When applying for a visa at the embassy, visa fee (no service fee) is paid to the embassy's account, see details below. Kindly note that a refund is not an option in case of an erroneous payment.

Embassy Bank details
Name of beneficiary: Embassy of Finland
Account Number: 62249971046
Branch Code: 251345 (Brooklyn)
Bank: First National Bank of SA Ltd – a division of First Rand Bank Limited
Swift Address: Firnzajj

1) Use the following as a reference: "Visa/Passport / Surname or name of group / number of applications", e.g. Visas Moodley family 3pax 
2) Check the correct fee below (the amount can change monthly!)
3) Attach a proof of payment when handing in the application/s.

Any banking charges are to be paid by applicant. Please note that payments made from Finland must be done to our bank account in Finland (more information from the Embassy).

Payment details

Permits for entry and residence

Service Price (€) Price (ZAR)

Schengen visa

80 ZAR1,350

Visa fee for children 6-11 years

40 ZAR700

Visa fee for the citizens of following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cape Verde, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Serbia, Ukraine. For more information, please see: Visa facilitation agreements

35 ZAR600

Visa for children under 6 years, family members of EU citizens and school pupils, students, postgraduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake stays for the purpose of study or educational training. For more information on cases where the amount of the visa fee may be waived or reduced, please see: Visa Code, Article 16

0 ZAR0

Request for an administrative review

170 ZAR2,900

Residence permits (including family relations)

520 ZAR8,850

Residence permits (including family relations), electronic application

470 ZAR8,000

First residence permit for work or a self-employed person

690 ZAR11,750

First residence permit for work or a self-employed person, electronic application

490 ZAR8,350

First residence permit, no labour market testing (other work, specialist, researcher, athlete, coach or trainer)

610 ZAR10,400

First residence permit, no labour market testing (other work, specialist, researcher, athlete, coach or trainer), electronic application

410 ZAR7,000

First residence permit for an entrepreneur, start-up entrepreneur

480 ZAR8,200

First residence permit for an entrepreneur, start-up entrepreneur, electronic application

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350 ZAR5,950

First residence permit for an entrepreneur; other entrepreneur

690 ZAR11,750

First residence permit for an entrepreneur; other entrepreneur, electronic application

e-serviceLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

490 ZAR8,350

First residence permit for seasonal work for 3–6 months, no labour market testing

610 ZAR10,400

First residence permit for seasonal work for 3–6 months, no labour market testing, electronic application

e-serviceLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

410 ZAR7,000

First residence permit for seasonal work for 6–9 months (requires a partial decision)

690 ZAR11,750

First residence permit for seasonal work for 6–9 months (requires a partial decision), electronic application

e-serviceLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

490 ZAR8,350

Residence permit for studies

450 ZAR7,650

Residence permit for studies, electronic application

350 ZAR5,950

Residence permit for a minor (under 18 years)

270 ZAR4,600

Residence permit for a minor (under 18 years), electronic application

240 ZAR4,100