Planning a vacation in Germany should not be a challenge. However, there is one thing you have to consider above all others, and that is that you may need to get a visa in advance. A little over 100 nationalities must meet this requirement. At the same time, remember that since Germany is a Schengen Area country, you will have to apply for a Germany Schengen Visa. If you want, iVisa can help with that. If you wish to learn more about the Germany Schengen Visa, the answers to the most frequently asked questions below should be of some assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are the citizens of Ghana required to obtain a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. Ghanaian citizens, same as many other nationalities, must obtain a Germany Schengen Visa when planning to travel to Germany.
Is the Germany Schengen Visa available online?
Unfortunately, no. To get a Germany Schengen Visa, you are obliged to go to the German embassy in your country.
How can iVisa help me with the Germany Schengen Visa?
What we can do for you is to help with the application form. If you provide us with your personal information and a few documents, we will send you a completed application form. All that is left for you to do is to submit it and attend the interview, which we are more than happy to coordinate for you. You will receive a preparation guide so that you can get ready for it.
What do I need for a successful application process?
The requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa are not complicated. Many applicants already have some of the items on the list. What you have to put together for a successful application process is as follows:
Passport – it has to be valid for another 6 months from arrival and include at least 3 blank pages for the stamps
A passport scan of the information page
A scan of the passport’s last page – not always applicable
Accommodation details – i.e., a hotel booking confirmation, an Airbnb receipt, or anything else that proves you have a place to stay while in Germany
Proof of sufficient funds – according to Germany’s visa policy, you ought to have at least €45 per day. You can use cash, credit cards, and cheques. In other Schengen Area countries, that amount can be lower or higher
E-mail address – the document you apply for online is sent via e-mail in PDF format.
Means of online payment –credit and debit cards, PayPal, Alipay, or WeChat
Do I have to wait long for my completed application form to arrive?
No. With iVisa, you get to pick the processing time of your application. You will get to choose between three options:
Standard processing – your application form is sent within 10 Business Days
Rush processing – you have to wait 8 Business Days for your completed application form to be sent to you
Super Rush processing – it only takes 6 Business Days for your completed application form to be sent to you
How much does it cost to get a completed application form with iVisa?
That depends on the processing speed you select for your application. Needless to say, the sooner you want your application to be reviewed, the more you are going to be charged. The prices are as follows:
Standard - USD 25.00
Rush - USD 45.00
Super Rush - USD 80.00
The cost of the Germany Schengen Visa is to be paid when you go to the German embassy.
How long is the Germany Schengen Visa valid for?
The Germany Schengen Visa expires 180 days after arrival.
How many entries does a Germany Schengen Visa cover?
The Germany Schengen Visa is a Single Entry visa.
How long can I stay in Germany when I travel with a Germany Schengen Visa?
The Germany Schengen Visa covers a stay of maximum 90 days Per Entry.