Do you want to spend your vacation in Germany? Or perhaps you have some business there? Whatever the reason for your trip, you should check if you need a visa before departure. A little over 100 nationalities do. However, if you do find out that you need a visa, keep in mind that what you have to apply for is a Germany Schengen Visa, not a German visa. That is because Germany is a Schengen Area country. For more information about the Germany Schengen Visa, please read the answers to the most commonly asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
As a Fijian citizen, do I have to apply for a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. The citizens of Fiji are listed among the nationalities that are required to obtain a Germany Schengen Visa before traveling to Germany.
Is the Germany Schengen Visa available online?
Unfortunately, no. Only the German embassy in your country can issue a Germany Schengen Visa. However, if you provide us with your information and a few documents, we will send you a completed application form that you have to submit at the German embassy. Furthermore, we will coordinate your interview and send you a preparation guide so that you know what to expect.
What are the requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa?
We are pleased to inform you that the Germany Schengen Visa is not a demanding document to obtain. You must put together a few documents and some information, but that should be an easy task. 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?
Not at all. Besides, you get a choice. iVisa gives you three options when it comes to the processing speed of your application so that you can select the one that is best for you. Here is what you can opt for:
- Standard processing – your application form is ready within 10 Business Day
- Rush processing – it takes 8 Business Day for your document to arrive
- Super Rush processing – you only have to wait 6 Business Day for your document to arrive
Is it expensive to get my completed application form online?
No. What you should know is that iVisa does not charge for the Germany Schengen Visa itself. That is a cost you have to cover when you go to the German embassy. The amount you are charged for the completed application form we send you, on the other hand, depends on how fast you want your online application to be processed. The prices are as follows:
- Standard - USD 40.00
Rush - USD 70.00
Super Rush - USD 90.00
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?
With a Germany Schengen Visa, you are free to stay in Germany for up to 90 days Per Entry.