If you want to go to Germany, either for tourism or business, one of the first aspects you need to consider is that you may have to get a visa in advance. However, Germany does not require a German visa. Because it is a member of the Schengen Area, you will have to apply for a Germany Schengen Visa. iVisa can be of some help with the application process. If you are interested in learning more about the Germany Schengen Visa, the answers to the most commonly asked questions below should be of assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are the citizens of Burundi required to get a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. As a Burundian, you have to apply for a Germany Schengen Visa before you take your trip to Germany.
Can I apply for a Germany Schengen Visa online?
No. Only the German embassy in your country can issue a Germany Schengen Visa. What we can help you with is the application form you have to submit at the embassy. You provide us with the necessary information and documents, and we will give you a completed application form for you to present at the embassy. We will coordinate your interview as well. For that, we will send you a preparation guide.
What do I need to apply for a Germany Schengen Visa?
You will be pleased to learn that you do not need much for a Germany Schengen Visa. The list below includes everything that is necessary.
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 too long. Besides, iVisa gives you a chance to choose the timeframe in which you receive your completed application form. In fact, you get three options, and you can pick the one that is best 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?
The cost of the application form we send is determined by how fast you want it to arrive. Naturally, the faster the processing, the more you are charged. Here are the prices for all options:
Standard - USD 25.00
Rush - USD 45.00
Super Rush - USD 80.00
The cost of the Germany Schengen Visa must be covered when you get to the German embassy.
What is the validity of a Germany Schengen Visa?
The Germany Schengen Visa has a validity 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?
As a Germany Schengen Visa holder, you are permitted to stay in Germany for up to 90 days Per Entry.