The citizens of more than 100 countries must obtain a visa before traveling to Germany. If you find yourself among them, keep in mind that it is not a German visa that is required, but a Germany Schengen Visa. iVisa can be of some help with the application process. If you are interested in knowing more about the Germany Schengen Visa, we recommend that you take a minute and read the answers to the most frequently asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are the citizens of Chad required to get a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. Chadian citizens are, according to Germany’s visa policy, required to obtain a Germany Schengen Visa before leaving for Germany.
Can I apply for a Germany Schengen Visa online?
No. The Germany Schengen Visa is not available online. But the application form is, and that is something that iVisa can help you with. Just give us the necessary information and documents, and we will send you a completed application form that you can submit at the German embassy. We will also coordinate your interview and send you a preparation guide.
What do I need to apply for a Germany Schengen Visa?
The list of requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa is not too long, and it includes items that you may already have in your possession. What you will need is as follows:
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 up to you. You get to choose the processing speed of your application. To that effect, iVisa provides you with three options:
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 amount you are charged for the services iVisa provides depends on how fast you want the processing to go. The quicker you want to receive your completed application form, the more you have to pay for it. The prices for each option are:
Standard - USD 25.00
Rush - USD 45.00
Super Rush - USD 80.00
You will have to cover the cost of the Germany Schengen Visa itself when you go to the German embassy to submit your application.
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?
When you hold a Germany Schengen Visa, your stay in Germany is limited to 90 days Per Entry.