Whether you want to travel to Germany for business or pleasure, chances are that you may be required to get a visa in advance. Approximately 100 nationalities need one. However, if you are among them, you do not need a German visa. Instead, you have to apply for a Germany Schengen Visa because Germany is a member of the Schengen Area. iVisa can be of some help with the application process. For more information about the Germany Schengen Visa, we advise you to read the answers to the most frequently asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are the citizens of Cape Verde required to get a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. As a Cabo Verdean, you must obtain a Germany Schengen Visa before traveling to Germany.
Can I apply for a Germany Schengen Visa online?
Sadly, that is not possible. A Germany Schengen Visa is issued only by the German embassy in your country of origin. However, we can still help you with the process. All you have to do is provide us with some documents and information, and we will send you a completed application form that is ready for you to submit at the embassy. Not only that, but 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?
Before you start the process of getting a Germany Schengen Visa, please make sure that you have everything necessary at hand, as follows:
Passport – it has to be valid for another 6 months. At least 3 blank pages are essential 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. Plus, you will be pleased to know that iVisa lets you decide on the timeframe in which your document arrives. You are provided with three processing speed options so that you can select 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?
First, you should know that the cost of the Germany Schengen Visa will be covered when you go to the German embassy to submit your application. The amount you are charged for our services depends on which option you select regarding the processing speed of your application. Here are the fees:
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 expires 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?
With a Germany Schengen Visa, you can stay in Germany for up to 90 days Per Entry.