EU nationals do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany. Generally speaking, all other foreigners require a visa for stays in Germany.
As a rule, applicants must submit visa applications, together with all necessary documents, in person at the German mission responsible for their place of residence. In order to avoid time-consuming requests for additional information or documentation, applicants should consult the website of the respective mission well in advance of their departure date to find out about the visa procedure and about the documentation which has to be submitted.
In any case you will usually need the following documents for your visa application:
- Visa invitation letter
- Confirmed travel booking (flight, bus, train booking, hotel reservation)
- Certification of health insurance
- For exhibitors: additionally exhibitor passes, stand invoice