Are you planning a trip to Germany? If that is the case, then you should know that more than 100 nationalities are required to get a visa in advance. If you find yourself among them, then you have to obtain one too. However, you do not have to apply for a German visa, but a Germany Schengen Visa. This rule applies to all Schengen Area countries. iVisa is here to make the application process a little bit easier for you. To learn more about the Germany Schengen Visa, read the answers to the most commonly asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
As an Equatorial Guinean citizen, do I have to apply for a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. You will find that the citizens of Equatorial Guinea are on the list of nationalities that must get a Germany Schengen Visa.
Is the Germany Schengen Visa available online?
No. To obtain a Germany Schengen Visa, you have to go to the German consulate in Equatorial Guinea. However, if you send us your basic information and a few documents, we will send you the application form that you have to submit there. Our services will also coordinate your interview, and you will receive a preparation guide that will help you get ready for it.
What are the requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa?
The first thing you have to take care of is to make sure that you have everything necessary to obtain a Germany Schengen Visa. However, the list is not very long, and the items on it are usually accessible. Here is what you must put together:
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. Besides, you have some control over the timeframe in which your application is processed. To that effect, iVisa gives you three processing speed options:
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 price of the completed application form we send is determined by the processing speed you want for your application. Since there are three available options, there are three prices as well:
Standard - USD 25.00
Rush - USD 45.00
Super Rush - USD 80.00
Keep in mind that the cost of the Germany Schengen Visa itself is to be covered when you go to the German embassy.
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?
The Germany Schengen Visa allows you to spend no more than 90 days Per Entry in Germany.