If you have a trip to Germany coming up, one of the aspects you need to check is whether or not you need a visa. After all, many nationalities do. However, you have to remember that if you need a visa, you do not need a German visa. Since Germany is a part of the Schengen Area, you have to apply for a Germany Schengen Visa. iVisa can provide some assistance with that. In case you are interested in learning more about the Germany Schengen Visa, you should read the answers to the most frequently asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are the citizens of Botswana required to get a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. Botswanan citizens are among the nationalities that must get a Germany Schengen Visa before their trip to Germany.
Can I apply for a Germany Schengen Visa online?
No. Unfortunately, only a German embassy can issue a Germany Schengen Visa. But we can still help you with the application form you need when you go to the embassy. All you have to do is provide us with the necessary documents and information, and we will send you a completed application form, ready for submission. Also, iVisa will coordinate your interview and send you a preparation guide so that you can get ready for it.
What do I need to apply for a Germany Schengen Visa?
The Germany Schengen Visa is not a demanding document to obtain. All you need is the following:
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 does it take for my completed application form to arrive?
That is entirely up to you. iVisa gives you three options as far as the processing speed of your application is concerned. You can select the one that is best for you. Here are your options:
Standard processing – your completed application arrives within 10 Business Day
Rush processing – you will wait 8 Business Day for your document to be ready
Super Rush processing – it only takes 6 Business Day for your document to be ready
What is the cost of getting a completed application form with iVisa?
First of all, you should know that you cover the cost of the Germany Schengen Visa when you go down to the German embassy. The price of the completed application form we send you is determined by how fast you want your application to be processed. Here are the fees for all available options:
Standard - USD 40.00
Rush - USD 70.00
Super Rush - USD 90.00
What is the validity of a Germany Schengen Visa?
The validity of a Germany Schengen Visa is of 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 stay in Germany for up to 90 days Per Entry.