Germany is a member of the Schengen Area, so if you are planning to go there, you do not need a German visa, but a Germany Schengen Visa. iVisa’s services are meant to help with part of the application process. If you are interested in reading more about the Germany Schengen Visa, then you should take a look at the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are the citizens of Gambia required to obtain a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes, as a Gambian citizen, it is necessary to obtain a Germany Schengen Visa before going to Germany.
Is the Germany Schengen Visa available online?
No, only the German consulate in your country can issue a Germany Schengen Visa.
How can iVisa help me with the Germany Schengen Visa?
While we cannot help with the Germany Schengen Visa itself, we can assist you with the application form. Provide us with the necessary information and documents, and we will send you a completed application form ready for submission. We will coordinate the interview for you and give you a preparation guide.
What do I need for a successful application process?
Before you begin the process of acquiring a Germany Schengen Visa, you should check and see if you have everything it takes for a successful 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?
Absolutely not. Besides, iVisa gives you some liberty in choosing how much time you have to wait for your online application to be processed. To that effect, you get three processing speed 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?
The cost of the Germany Schengen Visa is to be paid when you get to the German embassy. On the other hand, the cost of our services depends on how soon you want your completed application form to be ready. Here are the prices for all options:
Standard - USD 25.00
Rush - USD 45.00
Super Rush - USD 80.00
How long is the Germany Schengen Visa valid for?
The validity of a Germany Schengen Visa is 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?
When you travel to Germany holding a Germany Schengen Visa, you are permitted to stay there for not longer than 90 days Per Entry.