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 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:

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.

Key topics covered at transport logistic

  • Services for freight transport and logistics

  • Intralogistics, warehouse management systems, auto-ID, and packaging

  • Freight transport systems

  • IT/telematics, e-business, telecommunications

  • Research and development

Global industry with good prospects for growth

transport logistic represents one of the largest industries on a global scale. In terms of the number of jobs, the transport and logistics industry is ranked third, beaten only by the automotive industry, and machine and system construction. The entire industry has shown itself to be resilient in the face of crisis, with good prospects for growth for the international transport market.

Logistics as a key factor in modern economies

The importance of the trade fair for the industry was emphasized by Federal Minister of Transport Alexander Dobrindt, a regular guest at transport logistic:
“transport logistic is the summit meeting for the movers and shakers of this world. Logistics is and will remain a key factor in modern economies. And that is what this year’s trade fair again demonstrates – with yet more innovation, more internationality and more visitors!”

If you have 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: directly.