As on February 2nd, 2020, Indonesian citizens will be required to pay a higher fee when applying for a Schengen visa.
According to SchengenVisaInfo.com, the fee will increase from €60 (US$67) to €80 for adults, and €35 to €40 for children.
Additionally, new rules will be applied for Indonesians planning to visit European Union countries next year. Indonesians will now be permitted to submit an application up to 6 months in advance of departure, instead of 3 months; and a more “harmonized approach” to the issuance of multiple-entry visas with longer validity for travelers who have “a positive visa history.”
Last year, Schengen embassies and consulates in Indonesia are reported to have processed 210,468 visa applications, 3,687 of which were rejected. That’s a rejection rate of around 1.75%.
France was the most popular country for Indonesians with 55,959 submitted applications, followed by the Netherlands (40,411) and Germany (27,779).
Regarding expenditure, Indonesians spent 12.6 million euro on visa applications to Europe in 2018, with 221,220 euro spent by those who had their visas rejected.