In contrast to citizens from EU countries, citizens from non-European countries may require a visa. We advise you to apply for a visa as early as possible so that you receive your visa in time before the trade fair. You can do this up to three months before your arrival.
You can find out whether you need a visa and which special visa regulations you must observe on the homepage of the Federal Foreign Office.
As a rule, you do not need an invitation letter from the trade fair organizer to apply for a visa! A corresponding directive has been in force since 2013 for visa offices of German embassies and consulates abroad. In addition, the visa fee is waived for visitors and exhibitors. Please refer to the information when applying for your visa.
If an embassy or consulate reluctantly insists on an invitation letter, please send us an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
If so, please contact the local representative of Messe München in your country or send an e-mail to email@example.com
Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) can also be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office and on the pages of the embassies and consulates.