Whenever you want to go to a foreign country, you have to check whether or not you need a visa. The same rule applies when you wish to travel to Germany. According to Germany’s visa policy, a little over 100 nationalities must obtain a visa in advance. But since Germany is a Schengen Area country, you have to apply for a Germany Schengen Visa. iVisa can be of some help with that. For further information about the Germany Schengen Visa, please read the answers to the most common questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
As a Djiboutian citizen, do I have to apply for a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. The list of nationalities that must acquire a Germany Schengen Visa includes the citizens of Djibouti.
Is the Germany Schengen Visa available online?
No. Only the German embassy or consulate in your country can issue a Germany Schengen Visa. What iVisa does is to assist you with the application form. We will send you a completed form based on the information and documents you give us. iVisa will also coordinate your interview and help you prepare for it.
What are the requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa?
The list of requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa may seem a bit long but rest assured that most items on it are easy to acquire. You may already have some of them. Here is what you need for a successful application process:
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?
iVisa offers you multiple processing speed options for your application. In fact, you get three:
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 cost of the Germany Schengen Visa must be covered when you get to the German embassy. The amount you are charged for the services we provide depends on how soon you expect your application to be processed. We have three processing time options, so there are three available prices as well:
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 maintains its validity for 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?
When you hold a Germany Schengen Visa, your stay in Germany cannot exceed 90 days Per Entry.