As a Kenyan citizen, you cannot travel to Germany unless you obtain a visa in advance. Germany is a Schengen Area country, meaning that you do not have to apply for a German visa, but a Germany Schengen Visa. That should not be a complicated process, and iVisa will help you with a few of the steps. To know more about the Germany Schengen Visa and how to get it, the answers to the most frequently asked questions below should be of help.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is the Germany Schengen Visa available online?
No. You have to go to the nearest German embassy in your country to apply for a Germany Schengen Visa.
How can iVisa help me with the Germany Schengen Visa?
We may not be able to help with the visa application itself, but we offer our assistance with the application form. All you have to do is give us some essential information, and we will send you a ready-to-submit application form. Furthermore, we will coordinate the interview that you must go through at the German embassy. You will receive a comprehensive preparation guide that will help you get ready for it.
What do I need for a successful application process?
The Germany Schengen Visa is not at all demanding. Nevertheless, you have to make sure that you have everything necessary for the application process. 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?
Not necessarily. iVisa is well aware that each applicant has their particular needs, which is why it created three processing speed options for your application. That way, you can choose the one that you find the most convenient. 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?
Getting a completed application form is not too expensive. However, keep in mind that the processing speed of your online application is a factor that determines how much you will spend. Therefore, there are three available prices:
Standard - USD 25.00
Rush - USD 45.00
Super Rush - USD 80.00
The cost of the Germany Schengen Visa is something you need to deal with when you go to the German embassy.
How long is the Germany Schengen Visa valid for?
The validity period of a Germany Schengen Visa is 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?
As long as you travel to Germany with a Germany Schengen Visa, you are allowed to stay up to 90 days Per Entry.