Planning a trip to Germany may involve a visa application process. The citizens of over 100 countries need a visa to enter Germany. However, if you find out that you are among them, you do not have to apply for a German visa. Instead, you are required to obtain a Germany Schengen Visa, and iVisa can be of some assistance with that. To learn more about the Germany Schengen Visa and how to obtain it, please read the answers to the most commonly asked questions we put together for you below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
As a Cuban citizen, do I have to apply for a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. Germany’s visa policy states that the citizens of Cuba need a Germany Schengen Visa to enter Germany.
Is the Germany Schengen Visa available online?
No. Only a German embassy can issue a Germany Schengen Visa However, iVisa can help you with the application form. As long as you send us the necessary documents and information, we can send you a completed application form that is ready for submission. We will also coordinate your interview and help you thoroughly prepare for it.
What are the requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa?
Before you start the process of getting a Germany Schengen Visa, you have to make sure that you have everything necessary for it. The list is relatively short, and the items on it easy to acquire. What you need is 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?
It is up to you. iVisa gives you three options when it comes to the processing speed of your application. As a result, you are free to choose the one that is most convenient. They are as follows:
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?
Not really. Besides, the amount you are charged is established by how soon you want your application to be processed. The faster the processing, the more money you spend. Here are the prices for each option:
Standard - USD 25.00
Rush - USD 45.00
Super Rush - USD 80.00
You will cover the cost of the Germany Schengen Visa when you arrive at the German embassy to submit your application.
What is the validity of a Germany Schengen Visa?
The period of validity of a Germany Schengen Visa is of 180 days after arrivall.
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?
With a Germany Schengen Visa, your stay in Germany is limited to 90 days Per Entry.