As a Jamaican citizen, when you decide to travel to Germany for tourism or business, you should keep in mind that you have to obtain a visa first. Now, since Germany is a Schengen Area country, you are required to apply for a Germany Schengen Visa, not a German visa. iVisa can be of some assistance with that. Read the answers to the most frequently asked questions below if you want to learn more about the Germany Schengen Visa and how to obtain one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is the Germany Schengen Visa available online?
Unfortunately, no. A Germany Schengen Visa can be obtained only if you apply for one at the German embassy or consulate in Jamaica.
How can iVisa help me with the Germany Schengen Visa?
We do not facilitate the process of getting a Germany Schengen Visa, but we can help you with the application form. After you send us all the information we need, we will provide you with a completed application form that you have to submit at the German embassy. The interview coordination is also our responsibility, and we will send you a preparation guide to help you get ready for it.
What do I need for a successful application process?
When you decide to apply for a Germany Schengen Visa, you have to take care of the requirements first. Fortunately, all the items on the list below are relatively easy to acquire. You will need the following:
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?
Your completed application form will be ready in the timeframe of your choosing; that is because iVisa gives you three processing speed options for your online application. They are as follows:
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?
Not much. Besides, you have to remember that the cost of the completed application form depends on the processing speed you select for your online application. Therefore, the faster you want your document to arrive, the more you have to pay for it. The prices for each option are:
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.
How long is the Germany Schengen Visa valid for?
The Germany Schengen Visa enjoys a validity of 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?
While you hold a Germany Schengen Visa, you can stay in Germany for 90 days Per Entry.