Are you interested in a trip to Germany? Then the first thing you have to do before you book a flight is to check whether or not you need a visa to enter the country. However, if you indeed need a visa, you cannot apply for a German visa. Since Germany is a Schengen Area country, you must obtain a Germany Schengen Visa instead. We can help you with part of the application process. To know more about the Germany Schengen Visa, please take a look at the answers to the most commonly asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are Belizean citizens among the nationalities that need a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. The visa policy of Germany requires the citizens of Belize to hold a Germany Schengen Visa when crossing the border.
Is the Germany Schengen visa available online?
No. But that does not mean we cannot still provide some assistance. The Germany Schengen Visa can only be issued by the German embassy. We can help you by sending you a completed application form to take with you, based on the information you give us. We will coordinate the interview at the nearest German embassy as well. A preparation guide will be sent to you so that you can get ready for the interview.
What are the requirements for the online application process?
Before you begin the process of obtaining a Germany Schengen Visa, please make sure that you meet all the requirements, which are as follows:
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?
It depends. As far as the processing speed of your application is concerned, you are provided with three options. You are at liberty to choose the one that is most convenient for you. Here is what you can opt for:
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?
It depends on the processing speed you select for your application. The prices for all available options, which already include the service fees, are as follows:
Standard - USD 25.00
Rush - USD 45.00
Super Rush - USD 80.00
Keep in mind that the cost of the Germany Schengen Visa itself must be covered when you go to the German embassy.
How long is the Germany Schengen Visa valid for?
The validity of the Germany Schengen Visa is 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 Germany for up to 90 days Per Entry.