With effect from July 24, 2013, the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany has informed the visa offices in the missions abroad of the Federal Republic of Germany that future applications for a visa to visit a trade fair in Germany do not, in principle, require the submission of an invitation from the respective trade fair company.
Exhibitors are requested to submit an exhibitor permit from the respective trade fair company when applying for a visa; in this case, the visa can be issued free of charge. The applicable conditions (documents, proof, deadlines, etc.) for this should be obtained from the relevant local embassy or consulate. Please contact the consulate as early as possible. The necessary documents must always be submitted in full!
Further information on the visa procedure, the conditions for issuing visas, visa fees and application forms in various languages can be found on the "Visa Regulations" page of the German Foreign Office and on the respective websites of the embassies and consulates.
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