When you plan on traveling to a foreign country, one of the things you have to research is its visa policy. You may need a visa before departure. When going to Germany, the same rule applies. However, bear in mind that if you do want to travel to Germany, you will need a Germany Schengen Visa, not a German visa. That is because Germany is a Schengen Area country. iVisa can offer some assistance with that. For further information about the Germany Schengen Visa, please read the answers to the most frequently asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are the citizens of Burkina Faso required to get a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. Burkinabe citizens are among the nationalities that must obtain a Germany Schengen Visa when traveling to Germany.
Can I apply for a Germany Schengen Visa online?
Sadly, no. A Germany Schengen Visa can be issued by a German embassy or consulate only. What we can help you with is the application form you need to submit at the embassy. You send us the documents and information required for the process, and we will give you a completed application form. You also have to go through an interview, which we are more than happy to coordinate for you. You will be sent a preparation guide that will help you get ready for it.
What do I need to apply for a Germany Schengen Visa?
The requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa are not challenging to meet. In fact, all you need is the information and documents listed below.
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?
Not long. Besides, you can choose the timeframe in which your application is processed. iVisa gives you three options so that you can make the best possible choice for you. 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, it is important to know that you will cover the cost of the Germany Schengen Visa when you go to the German embassy. The amount you are charged for the online application depends on the processing speed of your application. Here are the fees for all 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 arrivall.
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 permits you to stay in Germany for up to 90 days Per Entry.