If you want to travel to Germany for business or tourism, the first thing you have to do is to make sure that you have the proper documentation. After all, a little over 100 nationalities need a visa to cross the German borders. If you find yourself among them, keep in mind that it is not a German visa that you need. Instead, since Germany is a Schengen Area country, you will have to apply for a Germany Schengen Visa. To learn more about the Germany Schengen Visa, you should take a minute and read the answers to the most frequently asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
As an Eritrean citizen, do I have to apply for a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. The visa policy of the Schengen Area states that the citizens of Eritrea are required to obtain a Germany Schengen Visa before traveling to Germany.
Is the Germany Schengen Visa available online?
No. Only the German consulate in your country can issue a Germany Schengen Visa. What iVisa can do for you is to help with the application form. You send us the necessary information and documents, and we will provide a completed application form ready for submission. Moreover, we will coordinate the interview for you, and send a preparation guide that will help you learn how to go through it successfully.
What are the requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa?
The Germany Schengen Visa is not a demanding visa to obtain. In fact, the list of requirements is not that long, and you may already have some of the items on it. Here is what the list includes:
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 are given the opportunity to choose the timeframe in which your completed application form arrives. iVisa gives you three processing speed options so that you can choose the one that best suits your needs. 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 exactly. But please remember that the cost of our services is not fixed. You will spend according to how fast you want your online application to be processed. Needless to say, the faster the processing, the higher the amount. The prices for all options are listed below:
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 get to the German embassy.
What is the validity of a Germany Schengen Visa?
The validity of a Germany Schengen Visa is 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?
The Germany Schengen Visa allows you to stay in Germany for no more than 90 days Per Entry.