Visas for Germany

We recommend that anyone who needs to apply for a visa does so as soon as they have booked and paid for their delegate tickets. As the world continues to return to normal after the COVID pandemic, delays in visa issues are a possibility, and it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that visas have been applied for in enough time. IFEAT has provided the below information but for the most up to date information please visit the government website for your country.

Germany, as a member state of the Schengen Area, permits the citizens of 62 countries to enter Germany visa free for the purpose of tourism/visiting and doing business, for periods shorter than 90 days within a 180-day period. For further information, refer to

If you are a citizen of one of the European Countries within the Schengen Area Scheme, you can travel to Germany without requiring a visa. The list of countries within the Schengen area can be found at

If you are a resident of the UK, and hold a full British Citizen passport, you do not require a visa for Germany unless staying over 3 months. For more information visit

If you are a citizen of any country that is not listed as visa exempt, you must obtain a visa, prior to your trip to Germany. 

If you require a visa invitation letter, these will only be issued to delegates who have already bought and paid for delegate tickets. Please email [email protected] with the following details:

  • Conference ticket order number(s)
  • Full name as it appears on your passport
  • Passport number
  • Passport expiry number



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