If you want to travel Germany, you have to make sure that you have all the required documentation. More than 100 nationalities need a visa when going to Germany. If you need one as well, remember that it is not a German visa you must apply for, but a Germany Schengen Visa. That is because Germany is a Schengen Area country. iVisa can be of some help with the application process. If you are interested in knowing more about the Germany Schengen Visa, we advise you to read the answers to the most frequently asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
As a Chinese citizen, do I have to apply for a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. The citizens of China are required to obtain a Germany Schengen Visa before traveling to Germany.
Is the Germany Schengen Visa available online?
No, but that does not mean we cannot still help you. The Germany Schengen Visa can only be issued by a German embassy or consulate. When you go there, you must submit a completed application form. We can help with that. You give you your general information and a few documents, and we will send you the application form. iVisa will also coordinate your interview at the embassy, and you will receive a preparation guide that will help you get ready for it.
What are the requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa?
To successfully apply for a Germany Schengen Visa, you need to put together a few documents and some information. They are as follows:
Passport – the validity of the passport has to be of a minimum of 6 months since the arrival date. You should also make sure that there are at least 3 blank pages available for stamping
A passport scan of the information page
A scan of the passport’s last page – if applicable
Accommodation details – a hotel booking confirmation, an Airbnb receipt, or anything else that proves you have a place to stay while in Germany is accepted
Proof of sufficient funds – according to Germany’s visa policy, you are required to have at least €45 per day. You can use cash, credit cards, and cheques. A guarantee letter from a host is accepted too. If you visit other Schengen Area countries, that amount differs
E-mail address – the document you apply for online arrives via e-mail in PDF format.
Means of online payment – you can use credit and debit cards, but you can pay using PayPal, Alipay, or WeChat
Does it take long for my application to be processed?
No. You can even choose the processing speed for your application. You are provided with three options so that you can choose one that best fits your needs. Here is what you can opt for:
Standard processing – your application form is ready within 10 Business Days
Rush processing – it takes 8 Business Days for your document to arrive
Super Rush processing – you only have to wait 6 Business Days for your document to arrive
Is it expensive to get my completed application form online?
No. The amount you are charged for the services provided by iVisa depends on the processing speed you want for your application. Needless to say, the sooner you want your application to be processed, the more you pay. The fees are as follows:
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 go to the German embassy.
What is the validity of a Germany Schengen Visa?
The validity of a Germany Schengen Visa is of 180 days after arrival.
How many times can I enter Germany with a Germany Schengen Visa?
The Germany Schengen Visa is a Single Entry visa.
What is the duration of stay of a Germany Schengen Visa?
Holding a Germany Schengen Visa means that you can stay in Germany for no longer than 90 days Per Entry.