As a rule, visitors need the admission ticket as proof to apply for their business visa and exhibitors need the stand confirmation and/or the stand rental invoice (possibly with bank transfer receipt).

Since 2013, when applying for a visa for the purpose of participating in or visiting a trade fair, an invitation letter from the respective trade fair company can be waived. Due to the lack of necessity, we no longer offer letters of invitation. Should a letter of invitation be required in individual cases, please use the

Invitation Form

Please note: For visitors, the issuance of a visa is conditional on the purchase of a full-event-ticket for the corresponding trade fair.

  • For detailed information on the conditions for obtaining a (Schengen-)visa, please visit the website of the German embassy/consulate general to which you intend to submit your visa application - as up-to-date as possible.
  • You can find out from which countries a visa is required for entry to Germany from the German Foreign Office .
  • The AUMA website also provides up-to-date and important information.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your Sales Partner of Deutsche Messe AG in your country. Exhibitors and visitors from countries where we do not have a Sales Partner are welcome to contact our Visitor Service.
  • ETIAS Travel Authorisation

    Starting in 2025, citizens from more than 60 visa-exempt countries will have to apply for travel authorization in the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) before traveling to any of the 30 European countries. With a valid ETIAS travel authorization, travelers can enter as many times as they want for short-term stays - normally for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. Travelers who do not have a valid travel authorization will not be allowed to board their flight, bus, ferry or ship.