If you are planning to take a trip to Germany, keep in mind that you may have to get a visa in advance. About 100 nationalities are required to get one. If you happen to be among them, you do not have to apply for a German visa, but a Germany Schengen Visa. All Schengen Area countries have the same requirement. iVisa can help you with part of the application process. For more information about the Germany Schengen Visa and the application process, please read the answers to the most frequently asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are the citizens of Bolivia required to get a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. Bolivian citizens are among the many nationalities that have to acquire a Germany Schengen Visa before traveling to Germany.
Can I apply for a Germany Schengen Visa online?
No. The Germany Schengen Visa can only be issued by the German embassy or consulate. However, what we can assist you with is the application form. All you have to do is send us the required information and documents, and we will give you a completed application form. Moreover, we will coordinate the interview you have to go through at the embassy. You will receive a preparation guide that will teach you all you need to know about it.
What do I need to apply for a Germany Schengen Visa?
The requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa are nothing out of the ordinary. Here are the documents and information you must have on hand:
Passport – it has to be valid for another 6 months. At least 3 blank pages are necessary for the stamps
A passport scan of the information page
A scan of the passport’s last page – this does not always apply
Accommodation details – you can use a hotel booking confirmation, an Airbnb receipt, or anything else that proves you have a place to stay while in Germany
Proof of sufficient funds – in Germany, you must have at your disposal at least €45 per day. Cash, credit cards, and cheques are accepted. A guarantee letter from a host is ok as well. Keep in mind that if you visit other countries in the Schengen Area, the amount required per day differs
E-mail address – the completed application form is sent to you via e-mail. Please make sure to submit a valid address to which you have access
Means of online payment – iVisa takes credit and debit cards, but you can also use PayPal, Alipay, or WeChat
How long will it take for my completed application form to arrive?
You will make that decision. When you use the services provided by iVisa, you receive three options regarding the processing speed of your application. That way, you can pick the one that best meets your needs. They are as follows:
Standard processing – your completed application arrives within 10 Business Days
Rush processing – you will wait 8 Business Days for your document to be ready
Super Rush processing – it only takes 6 Business Days for your document to be ready
What is the cost of getting a completed application form with iVisa?
First, you should make the distinction between the cost of the Germany Schengen Visa and the completed application form we send you. The cost of the former is covered when you go to the German embassy, while the price of the latter depends on the processing speed you choose for your online application. Here are the prices for all three options:
Standard - USD 25.00
Rush - USD 45.00
Super Rush - USD 80.00
What is the validity of a Germany Schengen Visa?
The Germany Schengen Visa is valid for 180 days after arrival.
How many entries does a Germany Schengen Visa cover?
The Germany Schengen Visa is a Single Entry visa.
For how long can I stay in Germany with a Germany Schengen Visa?
The Germany Schengen Visa allows you to spend up to 90 days Per Entry in Germany.