Turkey pays 50 mln euros for EU visa
European Commission’s data for 2011 has shown that approximately 700,000 Turkish citizens pay a total of 50 million Euros annually to obtain Schengen visas. In general, Schengen countries require a 60-euro application fee and about 20 additional Euros for other operations. According to the data the Schengen countries earn about 50 million Euros in visa applications from Turkish citizens every year. The data also reflects that Schengen visa applications from Turkey increased to 624,361 by an 11.5 percent increase from 2010 to 2011. The 5 percent of these applications that were rejected did not have their application fees refunded.