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This service is only for applicants traveling to (or in transit through) Germany.
We recommend you submit your application at least 3 weeks before your estimated arrival date to the Schengen Area.
The Schengen Agreement was reached on June 14th, 1985, allowing citizens of non-Schengen countries to enter the entire area with a unified document known as the Schengen Visa. Today, nationals of over 90 countries can apply for the Schengen Visa. This visa allows travelers to enter and remain in the Schengen area for up to 90 days.
Our service includes filling out the official Germany Visa Application Form, coordinating an interview at the applicant's designated Embassy / Consulate and providing a Preparation Guide for the next steps applicants need to follow in order to get their Germany (Schengen) Visa.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Germany (Schengen) Visa is a Single Entry visa that allows the holder entry into the Schengen area for a maximum stay of up to 90 days.
The Germany (Schengen) Visa Application Form is the first step for getting a Schengen Visa before submitting your documents at your designated Germany Visa Application Center.
iVisa service includes completing the Germany (Schengen) Visa Application Form and providing a Preparation Guide for the steps that applicants must follow in order to get their Germany (Schengen) visa.
Note: Applicants must go to their designated Germany Visa Application Center to continue with their Tourist Visa application.
Currently, we assist applicants requesting their Germany (Schengen) visas in the following locations:
NOTE: Currently, only residents of USA are eligible for the iVisa Online Germany (Schengen) Visa Application.
Eligible nationalities for the Germany (Schengen) visa are included in this list of 103 Countries .
NOTE: The applicant must pay the visa fee of EUR 60.00 at the Germany (Schengen) Visa Application Center. Accepted payment methods include cash and Credit Card.
For the online application, iVisa charges a service fee that varies according to the processing time selected:
Standard Processing: USD 40.00
Rush Processing: USD 70.00
Super Rush Processing: USD 90.00
The time it takes to submit your application and schedule your appointment at the Germany (Schengen) Visa Application Center depends on the processing time you choose. We offer three options:
Standard Processing: 10 Business Days
Rush Processing: 8 Business Days
Super Rush Processing: 6 Business Days
Standard Processing: 9 days. Rush Processing: 7 days. Super Rush Processing: 5 days. After your interview, your visa will be approved within 5 business days.
The Germany (Schengen) Visa is a single entry visa with a validity of 180 days and a maximum stay of up to 90 days.
Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your period of stay in the Schengen area. It must also have at least 3 blank pages.
In order to apply for your Germany (Schengen) appointment, you should have the following available while you complete our simple online form:
- Passport (valid for at least six months beyond your period of stay in the United States)
- Passport quality photo in digital format
- Travel itinerary (if you have already made travel arrangements)
- Confirmation of accommodation
- Information about your current and previous education and work history
- A credit/debit card or PayPal account
- Proof of sufficient funds
According to your state of residence, you must go to the following consulate:
German Consulate General in Houston - Texas: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas.
German Consulate General in Atlanta - Georgia: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
German Consulate General in Chicago - Illinois: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
German Consulate General in Boston - Massachusetts: Connecticut (except Fairfield County), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
German Consulate General in Miami - Florida: Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands
German Consulate General in New York: Bermuda, Connecticut (Fairfield County), New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
German Consulate General in Los Angeles - California: Southern California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Utah
German Consulate General in San Francisco - California: Northern California, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, American overseas territories
Counties in Northern California: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo, Yuba
Counties in Southern California: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura.
At the Germany (Schengen) Visa Application Center, you will be asked to provide the following documentation:
Two recent photos with white background
Current valid passport
Accommodation details (hotel reservation or invitation letter)
Proof of sufficient funds
Medical Insurance with a minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros
NOTE: Some applicants may be required to provide further documentation.
The Germany Online Visa Application allows holders just one entry into the Schengen area.
The traveler should apply for this visa at least one month before their trip to Germany and the Schengen area.
NO. Possession of a Schengen Visa does not provide automatic right of entry for the holder into Germany. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry may refuse entry to any person, if he is considers that such a person is unable to fulfill the immigration requirements or that such person's presence in the Schengen area would be contrary to national interests or security.
Yes . The Germany visa cost can be paid with cash or credit card. The visa cost is EUR 60.00
Germany is a beautiful country that is also full of wonderful people and steeped in history. Its official name is the Federal Republic of Germany and it is located on the Eastern edge of what most travelers know as Western Europe. Geographically, it is more accurate to say it is in Central Europe, with Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west. Germany is the country with the largest economy and the largest population in the European Union. It is officially the eighth most visited country in the world. So many people visiting it each year must be onto something, right? Countries that send the largest number of tourists to Germany include the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. On top of being at the top of many foreign travelers’ lists, on a yearly basis over 30% of German residents choose to spend their holidays within their own country. On top of its natural beauty and ease to get around, Germany is rated as one of the safest travel destinations worldwide. When visitors are asked why they chose Germany as their holiday destination, answers included the culture, the countryside, the cities, the cleanliness, safety, the cuisine, the shopping opportunities and the exciting nightlife. Germany is in fact the top-rated cultural travel destination for European visitors. It is a world-renowned global trade fair destination. Young Europeans between the age of 15 and 24 often cite Germany as the one destination they would like to visit first. Germany has a very solid global image in general terms. This is thanks to its strong economy, its respect for authorities, its world class infrastructure and its quality goods. It is also home to some of the highest luxury travel destinations in Europe. The reason that Germany has not been overdeveloped in the countryside is because one third of the country’s land area is designated a protected landscape. This has ensured there will always be many outdoor spaces for people to enjoy the fresh air and even practice extreme sports. Germany is home to many places that seem taken out of a fairytale. Although the term fairytale destinations may seem like a trendy slogan, the truth is that many of these so-called locations in Germany have been receiving travelers for years but were not so famous before people began posting their beauty on social media sites such as Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Fairytale destinations may not have started in Germany, but thanks to the introduction of some of Germany’s most popular tourist routes, such as the Romantic Road and the Fairy Tale Road, experiencing these magical places became an almost viral phenomenon. Some people call them German fairytale towns. Others will call them German medieval cities. The truth is, they are some of the prettiest towns in Germany. Getting around in Germany is super simple too, as it has some of the best infrastructure in the entire world. Within the large cities, public transport is reliable and affordable. Visitors will find buses, trams, as well as above ground and underground trains that can take you practically to any point in the city. Outside of the main cities, you can also easily catch buses or high-speed trains to move around the country, but the most exhilarating way to cross the country is by driving on the Autobahn. Contrary to popular belief, not all stretches of the Autobahn are free of speed limits, so travelers beware! There are speed cameras in many places. In general, driving in Germany is very straightforward. There are no tolls on highways, streets across the country are well-paved and safe, and people here are good drivers. However, there could be traffic jams during the school holidays. The best time to visit Germany is at the beginning or end of the summer, between April and June or between August and October. Although the lines for attractions may be a little longer, in Germany this is not always the case, as locals tend to move out of town for the summer. At the end of the day, visitors will be sharing the queue with other visitors. Additionally, Christmas time in Germany is the ideal time to see the Christmas Markets across the country. There are many tasty treats to eat and drink, as well as wonderful shows to see. This combined with great ski resorts makes Germany a great option to visit in the winter. When it comes to food, there are many great regional cuisines to try across Germany. The most famous drinks and dishes include beer, sausages and sauerkraut.
An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within a certain country. The e-Visa is an alternative to visas issued at the ports of entry or visiting an embassy/consulate to obtain traditional paper visas. e-Visas are linked electronically to the traveler's passport.
Our service starts with information. You can use our up-to-date visa requirements tool to search if you need a travel visa. It's as simple as telling us where you are from and where you are going. Based on this information we will tell you how much the visa costs, the number of entries, the start date and give you an action step such as applying directly on our site!
It depends on the country issuing the visa. For many countries such as Australia ETA and Turkey e-Visa, the process can be done in 15 minutes through our rush service. For other countries such as the India tourist Visa, the process usually takes 24 hours. The exact time can be found on each application form. What we guarantee is that your application with iVisa will be the fastest way to apply anywhere.
The documents must be printed on a sheet of blank A4 white paper. Double-side or reduced printing will not be accepted.
We help you get your travel visa in the simplest and fastest way possible. Through easy-to-use online application forms and world-class 24/7 customer service, we make the whole visa process quick and simple! We also use best practices when it comes to protecting your data and credit card.
iVisa offers two types of Visa: Electronic visas (e-Visas) and traditional paper visas, based on your destination. In addition, we also offer the following services/documents that are required by certain countries: ETA (electronic travel authorization), Tourist Cards, Visa on Arrival pre-registration/approval form, Tourist Invitation Letters, and Embassy Registration service.
- Select the country to which you are requesting the visa
- Select the type of visa and read the instructions carefully.
- Select Apply Now
- Fill in the application form
- Pay using a Visa Card, Mastercard or other debit card.
- Await approval via email, then download and print the e-Visa from your account.
- Present your printed e-Visa to the immigration officer at the port of entry.
Please note most countries offer the ability to process a travel visa without a service fee. The main reason we process thousands of travel visas per month is we save you time and frustration. Our service includes an easy to use website and application form. It is much easier to process your application with us especially for mobile users and large groups. We send all of our clients the visa days before travel. This is especially helpful for those passengers who purchase the visa months in advance. We also have a 24-hour customer service with professionals that are based in the United States and speak English. We accept multi-currencies and our website can be translated into over 20 languages. We believe our fee is worth your time and sanity but please note all governments do have their own "free" service.
If you have already applied on our site, please log in to your account and look for your order/application. An account is generated for you automatically after payment is received. Click the link in your confirmation email to set up a password or visit the log in page to set up the password and enter the account. Please note in most cases your visa will be delivered to you via email and can be found in your account after logging in.
If your visa application is not approved by the government agency, we will provide a full refund of all service fees under our approval guarantee. We cannot refund the visa fee (if applicable) since this is a third party fee that is paid directly to the government agency. If a mistake is made on your application, we will process your visa again at no cost. Please note refunds are credited back to the same credit card used.
If we have not processed your visa, we can make changes without a problem. We do check your information for mistakes as well. If you have already processed your visa, If we have submitted your application to the appropriate government agencies, some will allow to make changes, while others do not. Please contact us immediately (preferably through chat) if you notice an error on your application.
Some countries may require proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. You can see more info here: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list It's the passenger´s own responsibility to verify these regulations before traveling to the chosen country.
In order to download your invoice, please log in to your account and download it directly from there.
You may reprint the e-Visa in your email account. Alternatively, you may retrieve and reprint the e-Visa by using your iVisa account.
Yes. The iVisa system does not retain your credit card information after the transaction is processed.
All visas grant travelers the permission to travel to a country's port of entry. Whether you are granted entry or not will be at the discretion of the Immigration Officer at the entry point.
If your visa application has not been submitted for processing you will receive a full refund. However, if your application has been submitted, then we will not be able to provide a refund.
When the visa has to be shipped to you, the processing times do not include this shipping time. It is from when we receive your application to obtaining the approval. Most visas (e-Visas) are sent via email upon approval so shipping times will not apply.
No, we are not affiliated with any government agencies. We are a private company that specializes in processing travel visas for travelers worldwide.
Unfortunately, we are not able to, since the government agencies do not inform us of the reason(s) behind the decisions.
If your visa is not approved, we advise that you contact the nearest embassy/consulate for more information on what your options are.
We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, and PayPal.
All citizens from these territories applying through our website will have their application processed with the nationality/citizenship specified in their passport. As an example, a traveler from Puerto Rico will have their request processed as USA nationality. This does not apply to the travelers under the BOTC (British Overseas Territories Citizen) category according to the British Overseas Territories Act of 2002.