Are you planning a trip to Germany for tourism or business purposes? Then you should check if you need a visa. A little over 100 nationalities must get one before departure. However, since Germany is a Schengen Area country, you do not need a German visa. Instead, you have to acquire a Germany Schengen Visa. For more information about the Germany Schengen Visa and the application process, please read the answers to the most common questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
As a Congolese citizen, do I have to apply for a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes. The citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo are required to obtain a Germany Schengen Visa when traveling to Germany.
Is the Germany Schengen Visa available online?
Unfortunately, you can get a Germany Schengen Visa only from the German embassy in your country. However, iVisa can help you obtain a completed application form that is ready to submit at the embassy. We will also coordinate your interview and send you a preparation guide so that you can prepare for it.
What are the requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa?
You will be pleased to learn that the requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa are easy to meet. You may 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 depends on the choice you make. iVisa presents you with three options as far as the processing speed of your application is concerned. Consequently, you can select a timeframe that best works for you. 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?
The cost of the completed application form we send depends on the processing speed you select for your application. Naturally, the faster you want it to arrive, the more you will be charged. The prices are as follows:
Standard - USD 25.00
Rush - USD 45.00
Super Rush - USD 80.00
You will pay for the Germany Schengen Visa itself when you get to the German embassy.
What is the validity of a Germany Schengen Visa?
The Germany Schengen Visa keeps it 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?
You cannot stay in Germany for more than 90 days Per Entry.