Whether you want to travel to Germany for business or pleasure, one thing is for certain: you may need a visa in advance. A little over 100 nationalities do. However, since we are talking about a Schengen Area country, you would have to apply for a Germany Schengen Visa, not a German visa. To learn more about it and the application process, please read the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
As a citizen of the Dominican Republic, do I have to apply for a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes, the Dominican Republic is on the list of countries whose citizens are required to obtain a Germany Schengen Visa before traveling to Germany.
Is the Germany Schengen Visa available online?
Unfortunately, no. Only the German consulate in the Dominican Republic can issue a Germany Schengen Visa for you. But we can provide assistance with the application form you are required to submit when you go to the consulate. Based on the information you give us, we will send you a completed application form. We will also coordinate your interview and send you a thorough preparation guide so that you can get ready for it.
What are the requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa?
When you decide to apply for a Germany Schengen Visa, you must first make sure that you have everything necessary for the process. Lucky for you, all the documents and information are easily accessible. Here is what you will need:
Passport – the validity of the passport has to be of a minimum of 6 months since the arrival date. You should also make sure that there are at least 3 blank pages available for stamping
A passport scan of the information page
A scan of the passport’s last page – if applicable
Accommodation details – a hotel booking confirmation, an Airbnb receipt, or anything else that proves you have a place to stay while in Germany is accepted
Proof of sufficient funds – according to Germany’s visa policy, you are required to have at least €45 per day. You can use cash, credit cards, and cheques. A guarantee letter from a host is accepted too. If you visit other Schengen Area countries, that amount differs
E-mail address – the document you apply for online arrives via e-mail in PDF format.
Means of online payment – you can use credit and debit cards, but you can pay using PayPal, Alipay, or WeChat
Does it take long for my application to be processed?
That is for you to decide. iVisa gives you three options when it comes to the processing speed of your application. That way, you have some degree of control over the timeframe in which your document is ready. Here is what you can opt for:
Standard processing – your application form is ready within 10 Business Days
Rush processing – it takes 8 Business Days for your document to arrive
Super Rush processing – you only have to wait 6 Business Days for your document to arrive
Is it expensive to get my completed application form online?
No. The cost of the completed application form we send you depends on the processing speed you select for your application. The prices for each option are:
Standard - USD 25.00
Rush - USD 45.00
Super Rush - USD 80.00
Please note that you will cover the cost of the Germany Schengen Visa when you go down to the German consulate.
What is the validity of a Germany Schengen Visa?
The Germany Schengen Visa remains valid for 180 days after arrival.
How many times can I enter Germany with a Germany Schengen Visa?
The Germany Schengen Visa is a Single Entry visa.
What is the duration of stay of a Germany Schengen Visa?
The Germany Schengen Visa ensures a stay that cannot exceed 90 days Per Entry.