Before you start planning a trip to Germany, you have to find out about its visa policy. After all, depending on your nationality, you may be required to get a visa before departure. If that is indeed the case, you have to obtain a Germany Schengen Visa, rather than a German visa. All countries that are in the Schengen Area require one. iVisa can help you with a part of the visa application process. To learn more about it, you can read the answers to the most commonly asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are Armenian citizens among the nationalities that need a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. The citizens of Armenia happen to be among the nationalities that are required to obtain a Germany Schengen Visa.
Is the Germany Schengen visa available online?
No. But we can still help you with the application process. You provide us with documents and information, and we will send you a completed application form that you have to take with you to the German embassy. Only they can issue a Germany Schengen Visa. We will also coordinate your interview appointment and send you a preparation guide that will help you get ready for it.
What are the requirements for the online application process?
Before you start the process of obtaining a Germany Schengen Visa, you have to put together a few documents and some information. They are easy to get. Here is what you need:
Passport – take a look at its expiry date and make sure that it is valid for another 6 months and has at least 3 blank pages available for stamping.
A passport scan of the information page
A scan of the passport’s last page – this is not always necessary
Accommodation details – you can submit a hotel booking confirmation or any other document that shows that you have a place to stay during your visit
Proof of sufficient funds – in Germany, you must have at least €45 per day. Cash, credit cards, and cheques are accepted, but you can also have a guarantee letter from a host if that is the case
E-mail address – you will receive the completed application form via e-mail, as well as a preparation guide, which is why you must provide a valid e-mail address to which you have access
Means of online payment – iVisa accepts credit and debit cards, but feel free to pay using PayPal, Alipay, or WeChat too
How long must I wait for my application to be processed?
That depends on the choice you make. When it comes to the processing speed of your application, iVisa provides you with three options. That way, you are free to choose the one that best satisfies your needs. They are as follows:
Standard processing – your completed application is ready within 10 Business Days
Rush processing – you have to wait 8 Business Days for your application to be ready
Super Rush processing – your application is ready within just 6 Business Days
How much does it cost to send my application online?
Keep in mind that during the online application process, you do not have to pay for the Germany Schengen Visa itself. That must be done at the German embassy. The cost of the completed application form we send you, on the other hand, depends on the processing speed you select. Therefore, the faster you want it, the more you have to pay for it. Here are the prices:
Standard - USD 25.00
Rush - USD 45.00
Super Rush - USD 80.00
How long is the Germany Schengen Visa valid for?
The Germany Schengen Visa has a validity of 180 days after arrival.
How many entries does a Germany Schengen Visa ensure?
The Germany Schengen Visa is a Single Entry visa.
What is the duration of stay allowed by a Germany Schengen Visa?
With a Germany Schengen Visa, you can stay in the Schengen Area for up to 90 days Per Entry.