Do you plan on taking a trip to Germany? Then you should check whether you need a visa. All nationalities that are not visa-exempt must obtain one before departure. However, you should also know that since Germany is a Schengen Area country, you are required to get a Germany Schengen Visa, not a German visa. We can provide some assistance with that. For further information about the Germany Schengen Visa and the application process, take a look at the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are Beninese citizens among the nationalities that need a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. The citizens of Benin are required to obtain a Germany Schengen Visa before traveling to Germany.
Is the Germany Schengen visa available online?
Not exactly. Only a part of the application process can be completed online. The Germany Schengen Visa can only be issued by the German embassy in your country. When you go there to apply for it, you need a completed application form and to attend an interview. That is what iVisa can help you with. We will send you a completed application form based on the information you give us, and we will coordinate the interview for you. Plus, you will receive a preparation guide to help you prepare for it.
What are the requirements for the online application process?
The requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa are relatively easy to meet. Here is what you are going to need for a successful application process:
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 decision you make. Using iVisa’s services means that you are at liberty to select a processing speed for your application according to your individual needs. Here are your options:
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 process my application online?
The cost of the Germany Schengen Visa is to be covered when you go to the German embassy. The amount you are charged for the completed application form we send you depends on the processing speed you pick for your application. The prices are listed below.
Standard - USD 25.00
Rush - USD 45.00
Super Rush - USD 80.00
How long is the Germany Schengen Visa valid for?
The validity of a 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 with a Germany Schengen Visa?
The Germany Schengen Visa ensures a stay of no more than 90 days Per Entry.