If you plan on traveling to Germany soon, keep in mind that you may have to get a visa in advance. If that is the case, you have to obtain a Germany Schengen Visa, not a German visa. That rule applies to all Schengen Area countries. iVisa can help you with part of the application process. For more information about the Germany Schengen Visa and the application process, please take a moment to read the answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are Bhutanese citizens among the nationalities that need a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. The citizens of Bhutan are required to obtain a Germany Schengen Visa before traveling to Germany.
Is the Germany Schengen visa available online?
Unfortunately, no. However, we can still help you. When you go to the German embassy, you have to submit an application form. We can send you a completed application form based on the information and documents you provide us with. iVisa will also coordinate your interview and send a preparation guide so that you can get ready for it. Once you go through all of that, the German embassy will issue the Germany Schengen Visa.
What are the requirements for the online application process?
As you are about to see, the requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa are nothing out of the ordinary. The items on the list may already be in your possession, and if not, they are generally easy to acquire. Here is what you will 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 you. iVisa gives you three processing speed options. You are free to choose the one that best suits your needs. Here is what you can choose from:
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 receive my application online?
First of all, bear in mind that the cost of the Germany Schengen Visa itself must be covered when you go down to the German embassy. On the other hand, the cost of the completed application form we send you is established based on the processing speed of your application. The prices, which already include service fees, are as follows:
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 by a Germany Schengen Visa?
When you hold a Germany Schengen Visa, you are allowed to stay in Germany for no longer than 90 days Per Entry.