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Visa service for visitors


Our visa service for visitors from non-EU countries

Citizens from a number of countries require a visa to enter Germany. We would be pleased to help you apply for a visa. You can request a visa invitation letter from us online.

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:

Required documents
If you are a visitor 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.

Our visa service for you
You can request a visa invitation letter for IFAT 2018 online. This service will be available here shortly before the trade fair.

If you have any further questions about applying for your visa, please contact the Messe München foreign representative in your country. Or you can contact our visa service (e-mail: visaservice@messe-muenchen.de) directly.

 
 
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West entrance at Messe München

IFAT—The innovation platform

IFAT is an international industry event and an innovation platform, packed into 260,000 square meters.

West entrance at Messe München

IFAT—The innovation platform

IFAT is an international industry event and an innovation platform, packed into 260,000 square meters.

IFAT—The innovation platform

IFAT is an international industry event and an innovation platform, packed into 260,000 square meters.

New hall structure for IFAT 2018

New hall situation at IFAT

At present, two new trade show halls are being built at the exhibition center in Munich. Therefore the location of some exhibition sectors is going to change.

New hall structure for IFAT 2018

New hall situation at IFAT

At present, two new trade show halls are being built at the exhibition center in Munich. Therefore the location of some exhibition sectors is going to change.

New hall situation at IFAT

At present, two new trade show halls are being built at the exhibition center in Munich. Therefore the location of some exhibition sectors is going to change.

Screenshot from IFAT video

Videos and Social Media

Click here to view the new IFAT trailer, latest podcasts and images. Find out more about our Social Media channels.

Screenshot from IFAT video

Videos and Social Media

Click here to view the new IFAT trailer, latest podcasts and images. Find out more about our Social Media channels.

Videos and Social Media

Click here to view the new IFAT trailer, latest podcasts and images. Find out more about our Social Media channels.