Before you start planning your trip to Germany, you should make sure that you have all the required documentation. Depending on your nationality, you may have to get a visa in advance. Since Germany is a member of the Schengen Area, you do not need a German visa, but a Germany Schengen Visa. To learn more about the Germany Schengen Visa and how to obtain it, please read the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we put together for you below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are Bangladeshi citizens among the nationalities that need a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. The citizens of Bangladesh who want to travel to Germany must first obtain a Germany Schengen Visa.
Is the Germany Schengen visa available online?
Unfortunately not. However, we can still provide assistance with the application process. Based on the information and documents you provide us with, we will send you a completed application form and coordinate an interview at the nearest German embassy. Only they can release a Germany Schengen Visa. We will also send you a preparation guide so that you can learn how to get through it successfully.
What are the requirements for the online application process?
As you will see, the Germany Schengen Visa is not a demanding document to obtain. All you need is to get together the following:
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?
When you use iVisa’s services, you can choose the processing speed of your application. We are giving you three options so that you can make the best possible decision for yourself. Your choices 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?
The amount you are charged for a Germany Schengen Visa must be paid when you go to the German embassy. The cost of the completed application form we will send you depends on which choice you make regarding the processing speed of your application. Here are the prices for all available options:
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 expires 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 with a Germany Schengen Visa?
When you travel to Germany with a Germany Schengen Visa, you are permitted to stay for no more than 90 days Per Entry.