Visa service


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 assist you with a visa invitation letter to support your visa application.

Generally speaking, residents of countries in the EU do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.

An up-to-date list of all countries that do and do not require a visa is available from the German Foreign Office:

Specific visa requirements for your country can be found on the websites of the German Missions abroad (countries A to Z).

In a directive transmitted per e-mail in July 2013, the German Foreign Office has informed the German Embassy and Consulate Visa Sections all over the world that in general, an official invitation letter from the trade fair organizer is no longer required when applying for a trade fair visa (see website AUMA). Moreover, visa fees are waived for exhibitors at German trade fairs (see website of the Federal Foreign Office).

When applying for your visa, simply refer to this information. In case the visa section responsible for issuing your visa should nonetheless request that an official invitation letter be presented, please send an e-mail to: visaservice@messe-muenchen.de

To process your request, we need the following information:

  • Name of the trade fair

  • Your nationality (and country of residency if different)

  • Participation as visitor or exhibitor

Additional information about visa procedures, requirements for the issue of visas, visa fees and application forms are available in different languages on the webpage "Visa requirements" of the Foreign Office, as well as the respective websites of the embassies and consulates.

To ensure you obtain your visa before the trade fair starts, we recommend that you submit your visa application in due time. Applications can be made as early as three months before the time of entry.

You still have questions regarding visa matters?

You could find frequently asked questions regarding visa matters here.

 
 
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Lounge at EXPO REAL

Become an exhibitor

Secure your share in our success concept to present your company as well as your themes and projects and to make valuable contacts.

Lounge at EXPO REAL

Become an exhibitor

Secure your share in our success concept to present your company as well as your themes and projects and to make valuable contacts.

Become an exhibitor

Secure your share in our success concept to present your company as well as your themes and projects and to make valuable contacts.

Atrium at the West Entrance

Convincing results

EXPO REAL 2017 outdoes all previous records. The mood in the industry is positive and at the same time cautious. But see and hear for yourself.

Atrium at the West Entrance

Convincing results

EXPO REAL 2017 outdoes all previous records. The mood in the industry is positive and at the same time cautious. But see and hear for yourself.

Convincing results

EXPO REAL 2017 outdoes all previous records. The mood in the industry is positive and at the same time cautious. But see and hear for yourself.

Current topics

  • Exhibition sectors
  • The complete diversity of the property and investment industry in one place.
  • Theme stands
  • Prominent placement, efficient networking and direct contact with your target group.
  • Countries & markets
  • Meet participants from all important property and investment markets.
  • Social media
  • All news about the trade fair, exhibitors and highlights.
  • All videos & podcasts
  • Always up to date: all videos and podcasts about the trade fair and its participants.

Current topics

  • Exhibition sectors The complete diversity of the property and investment industry in one place.
  • Theme stands Prominent placement, efficient networking and direct contact with your target group.
  • Countries & markets Meet participants from all important property and investment markets.
  • Social media All news about the trade fair, exhibitors and highlights.
  • All videos & podcasts Always up to date: all videos and podcasts about the trade fair and its participants.

Current topics

  • Exhibition sectors
  • The complete diversity of the property and investment industry in one place.
  • Theme stands
  • Prominent placement, efficient networking and direct contact with your target group.
  • Countries & markets
  • Meet participants from all important property and investment markets.
  • Social media
  • All news about the trade fair, exhibitors and highlights.
  • All videos & podcasts
  • Always up to date: all videos and podcasts about the trade fair and its participants.