Germany is a member of the European Union and belongs to the Schengen area.
Please note that all travellers, except for those exempt from visa requirement, should apply for the corresponding visa at the local German Diplomatic or Consular Offices before their arrival.
People in possession of a valid residence permit or a valid long-term visa issued by another Member State, should check the validity of their visa in order to avoid any inconvenience.
If an entry visa is required, please allow sufficient time for this procedure:
– Submit your visa application in person and two months before you travel to Germany in order to avoid any inconvenience.
– The process may take longer in certain countries, so we recommend that you contact the nearest German Diplomatic or Consular Offices to determine your personal case.
The congress organiser will be pleased to send a formal letter of invitation to registered delegates requesting an invitation letter for visa purposes. It is understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential delegates to raise funds or to obtain a visa. This does not imply a commitment from the congress to provide any financial support. Letters of invitation may be requested from the congress office not later than 12 August 2016. The letters will be sent by email or upon request by postal mail. In case an express delivery is needed, the delegate shall order a courier at his / her own expense.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for your official letter of invitation.