Are you planning a trip to Germany in the near future? Then perhaps you would like to know that there are a little over 100 countries whose citizens need a visa to cross the German borders. If that is the case for you, keep in mind that it is not a German visa that you need. Germany is a member of the Schengen Area, and as a result, the Schengen Area visa policy applies. For you, that means that you have to apply for a Germany Schengen Visa. To learn more about it, you should take a look at the answers to a few of the most frequent questions you can see below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are the citizens of Iran required to obtain a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. Iranian citizens are on the list of nationalities that have to get a Germany Schengen Visa to enter Germany.
Is the Germany Schengen Visa available online?
No. You can get a Germany Schengen Visa only from the German embassy or consulate in your country.
How can iVisa help me with the Germany Schengen Visa?
We can help with the application form. What you must do is fill in an online application form with your general information and send us a few documents. After your application is processed, you will receive a completed application form that you must take to the German embassy. We are also more than happy to coordinate your interview and help you prepare for it by sending you a comprehensive guide.
What do I need for a successful application process?
Before you do anything else, you have to ensure that you meet the requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa. They are not challenging to meet, and you may already have some of the necessary items. They are 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?
Not if you don’t want to. iVisa gives you three options as far as the processing speed of your application is concerned. You are free to choose the one that you considered best for you:
Standard processing – your application form is sent within 10 Business Day
Rush processing – you have to wait 8 Business Day for your completed application form to be sent to you
Super Rush processing – it only takes 6 Business Day for your completed application form to be sent to you
How much does it cost to get a completed application form with iVisa?
The amount you have to pay depends on the processing speed you select. So, the faster the processing, the more you are charged for our services. The prices for all three options are as follows:
Standard - USD 40.00
Rush - USD 70.00
Super Rush - USD 90.00
Keep in mind that iVisa does not charge for the Germany Schengen Visa itself. That is a cost you must cover when you get 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 that is limited to 90 days Per Entry.