Germany visa requirements for Ivorians

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Ivorians visiting Germany

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a German Visa.


  • Original Ivorian international passport which carries a validity of a minimum of 3 months after the intended date of the visa expiration. Photocopy in A4 format of the first page and any page used should be provided. The passport must have two blank pages for necessary stamps.
  • Photocopy of previous passports, if the current passport dates from less than one year. Photocopy of previous Schengen visas should also be provided.
  • Correctly filled in visa application form which carries the correct information of the visa applicant. The application form must be appropriately signed.
  • One coloured passport photograph. The photograph must be taken with a white background.
  • Proof of means of subsistence should be provided. This may be in the form of a statement from a bank account in Ivory Coast from the previous three months prior to the visa application.
  • Travel insurance which is valid for all the countries within the Schengen area, which has sufficient coverage for medical and repatriation costs in case of accident or sickness. The insurance must have a minimum coverage of €30,000.
  • Receipt of payment which shows that payment has been made for the visa.
  • Certificate of accommodation, confirmed hotel reservation, proof of rental which shows that you indeed have a place to stay during your visit to Germany.
  • Reservation of return air ticket.

Germany Visa for Ivorians

Facts about Germany


Visiting Germany is a vacation worth taking for every traveler. Asides from being one of the safest travel destinations in the world, the country is rich in history, culture, outdoor activities, and of course its cities. The country is home to the world’s leading trade fairs, the ITB Berlin. Also, the Oktoberfest which takes place in Munich between September and October is one of the main events which draws a lot of tourists to the country. The Oktoberfest draws as much as 6 million tourists to the country yearly. Tourists in the country also have the liberty of engaging in winter sports like alpine skiing, snowboarding, bobsledding, and cross-country skiing in various regions in the country.
 
Germany is the ninth most visited country in the world. In 2012, over 30.4 million international tourists visited the country bringing over $38 billion in international tourism. The tourism industry is responsible for contributing 4.5% of the German GDP and provides 2 million jobs. The number of visitors is expected to increase significantly in the years to come.

Types of Germany Visa


Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Business visa within 15 days 90 days
Transit visa within 15 days 24 hours
Official visa within 15 days 90 days

General Requirements for Germany Visa


  • Original Ivorian international passport which carries a validity of a minimum of 3 months after the intended date of the visa expiration. Photocopy in A4 format of the first page and any page used should be provided. The passport must have two blank pages for necessary stamps.
  • Photocopy of previous passports, if the current passport dates from less than one year. Photocopy of previous Schengen visas should also be provided.
  • Correctly filled in visa application form which carries the correct information of the visa applicant. The application form must be appropriately signed.
  • One coloured passport photograph. The photograph must be taken with a white background.
  • Proof of means of subsistence should be provided. This may be in the form of a statement from a bank account in Ivory Coast from the previous three months prior to the visa application.
  • Travel insurance which is valid for all the countries within the Schengen area, which has sufficient coverage for medical and repatriation costs in case of accident or sickness. The insurance must have a minimum coverage of €30,000.
  • Receipt of payment which shows that payment has been made for the visa.
  • Certificate of accommodation, confirmed hotel reservation, proof of rental which shows that you indeed have a place to stay during your visit to Germany.
  • Reservation of return air ticket.

Germany Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Business visa

60.00 (EUR)

Transit visa

60.00 (EUR)

Official visa

60.00 (EUR)

Germany Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Ivory Coast


Location

Address

Abidjan

German Embassy in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire c/o Salling Bank A/S Frederiksgade 6 Abidjan 01 Cote d'Ivoire

http://www.abidjan.dipl.de/

d.bo.abj@africaonlines.com.ci

(+225) 2105 8788 (+225) 2105 8777

Frequently Asked Questions


How advanced is Germany technologically?

Germany is the 4th technologically advanced country in the world after Japan, USA, and South Korea. Its technological advancement contributes to its wealth making it the richest country in Europe.


Is Germany safe?

Germany is very safe to visit, and it has the largest economy in the whole of Europe. Security in Germany is very effective and efficient and the country is considered a hospitable place for foreigners as its citizens are warm towards foreigners.


When is the right time to visit Germany?

The tourist season that ranges from May to September is the best time to visit Germany as the weather both Spring and Fall are friendly to the body during this time. 


What currency is used in Germany?

Prior to 1999, the German Mark sometimes also called Deutsche Mark was the legal tender of Germany before the advent and acceptance of Euro in 1999. Being part of the European Union, this compelled Germany to accept the Euro as the official currency of Germany contemporarily.