Taking a trip to Germany may imply a visa application process. According to Germany’s visa policy, there are a little over 100 countries whose citizens need a visa to enter Germany. However, Germany is a Schengen Area country, meaning that you do not need a German visa, but a Germany Schengen Visa. iVisa can be of some help with the application process if you are eligible for one. In case you are interested in knowing more about the Germany Schengen Visa, we recommend that you read the answers to the most frequently asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
As an Ecuadorian citizen, do I have to apply for a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. The citizens of Ecuador are listed among the nationalities that must acquire a Germany Schengen Visa before going to Germany.
Is the Germany Schengen Visa available online?
No. You can only get a Germany Schengen Visa from the German consulate in Ecuador. However, we can be of assistance with the application form that you need to submit when you arrive there. You provide us with the necessary information, and we send you a completed application form. Not only that, but we will also coordinate your interview for you. A preparation guide will be sent to you so that you can get ready.
What are the requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa?
The first thing on your to-do list is to ensure that you have everything necessary for the application process. Fortunately, the Germany Schengen Visa is not a demanding document to obtain. You will need the following:
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?
That is for you to decide. Regarding the processing speed of your application, iVisa presents you with three options. As a result, you are at liberty to choose the one that best for you. 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?
Please note that iVisa does not charge you for the Germany Schengen Visa itself. That amount is to be covered when you get to the German consulate. The amount you are charged for the completed application form we send you, on the other hand, is determined by how fast you want your application to be processed. There are three available pricings:
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 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 travel to Germany with a Germany Schengen Visa, you are allowed to stay there for up to 90 days Per Entry.