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 apply for 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.

Important information:

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.


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).

Official invitation letter from the trade fair organizer

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. Moreover, visa fees are waived for exhibitors at German trade fairs.

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

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

Frequently asked questions regarding visa matters

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

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Exhibiting is worthwhile

The only trade fair for lasers and photonics that covers the entire photonics sector: LASER World of PHOTONICS combines research, technology and industry.

Visitors at LASER World of PHOTONICS

Exhibiting is worthwhile

The only trade fair for lasers and photonics that covers the entire photonics sector: LASER World of PHOTONICS combines research, technology and industry.

Exhibiting is worthwhile

The only trade fair for lasers and photonics that covers the entire photonics sector: LASER World of PHOTONICS combines research, technology and industry.

That was LASER World of PHOTONICS

That was LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017

Full halls, constructive discussions and positive feedback. Experience the highlights of the 2017 exhibition all over again.

That was LASER World of PHOTONICS

That was LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017

Full halls, constructive discussions and positive feedback. Experience the highlights of the 2017 exhibition all over again.

That was LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017

Full halls, constructive discussions and positive feedback. Experience the highlights of the 2017 exhibition all over again.

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Well informed—365 days a year

Whether it comes to fair-related news, industry knowledge or background information: We always keep you up to date—all year long and on all channels.

Well informed—365 days a year

Well informed—365 days a year

Whether it comes to fair-related news, industry knowledge or background information: We always keep you up to date—all year long and on all channels.

Well informed—365 days a year

Whether it comes to fair-related news, industry knowledge or background information: We always keep you up to date—all year long and on all channels.