Are you considering a trip to Germany? Then you should probably know that you may have to get a visa in advance. Approximately 100 nationalities do, and if you are among them, please note that it is not a German visa you need, but a Germany Schengen Visa. Germany is a Schengen Area country. If you wish, iVisa can be of assistance with the application process. To learn more about the Germany Schengen Visa, you should take a moment and read the answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions you can find below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
As an Egyptian citizen, do I have to apply for a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. The citizens of Egypt are on the list of nationalities that must acquire a Germany Schengen Visa before leaving for Germany.
Is the Germany Schengen Visa available online?
Regrettably, no. Only the German embassy or consulate can issue a Germany Schengen Visa for you. What we can do is assist you with the application form you need to submit there. Based on the information you give us, we will send you a completed application form so that you do not have to struggle with it. Plus, we will coordinate your interview at the embassy, and send you a preparation guide that will help you get ready.
What are the requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa?
As you will see, the list of requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa is not that long, and the items on it are not challenging to acquire. Besides, you may already have some of them. Here is what you need:
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’s up to you. When you use iVisa as your visa service, you are presented with the opportunity to select a processing speed for your application according to your particular needs. The options are:
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?
It is essential to know that you pay for the Germany Schengen Visa when you get to the German embassy. The cost of the completed application form you get from iVisa depends on how fast you want your online application to be processed. The speeds are:
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 has a validity period 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?
You can use the Germany Schengen Visa to stay in Germany for up to 90 days Per Entry.