Did you know that there are a little over 100 countries whose citizens have to obtain a visa before traveling to Germany? If you find yourself to be among them, remember that it is not a German visa you have to apply for. Instead, since Germany is a Schengen Area country, you are required to get a Germany Schengen Visa. iVisa can be of assistance with the application process. To learn more about the Germany Schengen Visa, we recommend that you read the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
As a Gabonese citizen, do I have to apply for a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. According to Schengen Area’s visa policy, the citizens of Gabon are required to get a Germany Schengen Visa before going to Germany.
Is the Germany Schengen Visa available online?
No. You can get a Germany Schengen Visa only from a German embassy or consulate. However, iVisa can be of some assistance with the application form. If you give us some necessary information and documents, we can send you a completed application form that is ready for submission. We will take care of the interview as well and send you a preparation guide so that you know what to expect when you get to it.
What are the requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa?
You will be happy to learn that the list of requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa is not too long. Chances are that you already have some of the necessary documents and information, which are as follows:
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 up to you. iVisa gives you three options concerning the processing speed of your application, and you are free to choose the one that best fits your needs. Here is what you can choose from:
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 really. Keep in mind that the cost of the completed application form we send varies according to which option you choose concerning the processing speed of your online application. So, if you want the fastest option, you will pay more than you would if you chose the slowest option. Here are the prices:
Standard - USD 25.00
Rush - USD 45.00
Super Rush - USD 80.00
As far as the cost of the Germany Schengen Visa is concerned, you have to cover that 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?
When you travel to Germany with a Germany Schengen Visa, you are permitted to stay there for a period that cannot exceed 90 days Per Entry.