Information on visas


Citizens of numerous countries outside the EU require a visa to enter Germany. A list of all the countries that do and do not require a visa for Germany is available on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.

List issued by the Federal Foreign Office

You can view the specific conditions, documents and additional information for visa applications on the website of the respective German diplomatic mission abroad.

List of German diplomatic missions abroad


Important information

Since 2013 an invitation letter from the trade fair organizer is no longer required to apply for a trade fair visa. In addition, no visa fee is charged to employees of exhibiting companies.

Please refer to this information when applying for your visa.


If you have any queries, please contact us at the following e-mail address: oec(a /mailpro).tect> t)

We recommend that you apply for a visa well in advance to ensure you receive it before the start of the trade fair. Applications can be made up to three months before you enter the country. The documents required must be submitted in full at all times!

For general information on visa applications, please visit the Federal Foreign Office website.

To the Federal Foreign Office website

Visa Requirements and Application Guidelines

To the Guidelines