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 18.20).

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 ZAR1,450

Visa fee for children 6-11 years

40 ZAR750

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 ZAR650

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 ZAR3,100

Residence permits (including family relations)

520 ZAR9,450

Residence permits (including family relations), electronic application

470 ZAR8,550

First residence permit for work or a self-employed person

740 ZAR13,450

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

490 ZAR8,900

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

480 ZAR8,750

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

380 ZAR6,900

First residence permit for an entrepreneur, start-up entrepreneur

480 ZAR8,750

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

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350 ZAR6,350

First residence permit for an entrepreneur; other entrepreneur

690 ZAR12,550

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

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490 ZAR8,900

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

480 ZAR8,750

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

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380 ZAR6,900

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

740 ZAR13,450

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

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490 ZAR8,900

Residence permit for studies

450 ZAR8,200

Residence permit for studies, electronic application

350 ZAR6,350

Residence permit for a minor (under 18 years)

270 ZAR4,900

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

240 ZAR4,350