Visa service for congress attendees and speakers
If you are planning to attend ISPO 2019, we advise you to find out if you need a visa to enter Germany as early as possible, taking into consideration the visa process time. The International Visitor Service of Leipziger Messe will be glad to provide you with information on visa matters.
Quick help with visa matters
Congress participants who require a visa to travel to Germany can find helpful information on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
- Information regarding visa requirements
- Current visa regulations
- Details regarding visa applications
- Download a copy of the visa application form
The address of the German embassy/consulate in charge, along with a list of the documents required to apply for a visa in your country (in German and the official language of your country of origin), can be found at the website of Auswärtiges Amt.
Applicants from the following countries are asked to contact the foreign representation of Leipziger Messe in their country of origin. It will assist you with your visa application (invitation letter etc.).
Phone: +7 495 258 15 47, 258 15 48
St. Petersburg office
Phone: +7 812 3206137
Phone: +38 044 4905327
Phone: +375 29 6157686
Letter of Invitation
Upon request, the Congress Organiser will send a personal invitation letter to participants. This invitation is meant to help visitors to raise travel funds or to obtain a visa, and is not a commitment on the part of the organisers to provide any financial support.
Congress participants, who require an invitation letter for visa purposes, should indicate this requirement when they register - by checking the relevant box. Please provide all required information and complete all of the obligatory fields, otherwise your application cannot be processed.
Unfortunately we are unable to send invitation letters directly to consulates. Invitation letters are prepared solely for individuals and are mailed directly to them.
If you require an original copy of the invitation letter for your visa application, please notify us well in advance. The original will then be sent by regular mail. Leipziger Messe does not assume any costs for express post or courier services. If you wish to have the original copy sent by courier, you can arrange pick-up of the document on your own, and will be responsible for all associated costs.
To warrant the timely receipt of the visa, participants requiring an invitation letter for visa purposes should register early.
Kindly note that due to a high volume of requests it will take up to 14 working days for the letter to be ready. Please take this into consideration when applying for a visa and ask for the letter in advance.
Contact for additional information and inquiries
Phone: +49 341 678-8975