If you are Nigerian intending to obtain a Schengen visa, you will have to part with more from February 2, 2020.

Nigerians will have to pay an increased fee of €80 (N32,000) when applying for a visa to Schengen countries in the new year.

Schengen refers to the European Union (EU) passport-free zone that covers 26 European countries.

TheCable quotes an official from the information monitoring and media division of Lithuania as saying that the increase follows the implementation of the updated Schengen visa code adopted by the EU Council in June.

The new fee is €20 more than the €60 currently being charged for the visa application.

Nigerian children applying for visa will also now pay €40 (N16,000) instead of €35 (N14,000).

New rules, procedures

Nigerians will also be subject to several changes in terms of visa application procedures, rules and benefits, the report states.

All representative missions of the Schengen countries located abroad are obliged to apply the new rules.