Visa service for exhibitors
We have set up our own visa service for residents of all countries where a visa is required to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.
Generally speaking, residents of countries in the EU do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.
For residents of several other countries, on the other hand, a visa is required to enter Germany.
An up-to-date list of all countries that do and do not require a visa is available from the German Federal Foreign Office:
If you are an exhibitor who requires a visa, to apply for your visa, you will need the following documents in addition to those required by the relevant embassy or consulate:
- a visa invitation letter
- confirmation of your travel bookings (hotel, airline, bus or railway reservation)
- verification of health insurance
- your stand invoice and exhibitor passes.
Our visa service for you
You can request a visa invitation letter for IFAT 2018 online. This service will be available here prior to the trade fair.