to see if you need a visa before departure? A little over 100 nationalities must get one. So, if you are among them, you must apply for a Germany Schengen Visa. Since Germany is a Schengen Area country, you do not have to get a German visa. With iVisa, you can receive some assistance during the application process. To know more about the Germany Schengen Visa, we recommend that you take a quick look at the answers to the most frequently asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
As an Ivorian citizen, do I have to apply for a Schengen Visa to visit Germany?
Yes, according to Germany’s visa policy, the citizens of the Ivory Coast are required to get a Germany Schengen Visa before leaving for Germany.
Is the Germany Schengen Visa available online?
No. The Germany Schengen Visa is available only at a German embassy. Nevertheless, iVisa can help you with the application form. All you have to do is to give us some general information about yourself and a few documents, and we will send you a completed application form that you can submit at the embassy. We will also coordinate your interview and help you prepare for it.
What are the requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa?
Before anything else, you have to make sure that you meet the requirements for a Germany Schengen Visa. Here is what you are going to need:
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?
Not at all. Plus, when you get your application form using iVisa’s services, you are given the opportunity to make a choice regarding the processing speed. You are provided with three options:
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?
No. But please bear in mind that the cost of the application form released by iVisa depends on the processing speed of your application. As you can imagine, the faster the processing, the higher the amount. The prices are as follows:
Standard - USD 25.00
Rush - USD 45.00
Super Rush - USD 80.00
The cost of the Germany Schengen Visa is covered when you go to the German embassy.
What is the validity of a Germany Schengen Visa?
The Germany Schengen Visa is valid 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?
With a Germany Schengen Visa, you are permitted to stay in Germany for no more than 90 days Per Entry.