Important information for visitors and exhibitors from countries requiring a visa. Plan your entry to Germany to take part in HANNOVER MESSE.
As a rule, visitors need the admission ticket as proof to apply for their business visa and exhibitors need the stand confirmation and/or the stand rental invoice (possibly with bank transfer receipt).
Since 2013, when applying for a visa for the purpose of participating in or visiting a trade fair, an invitation letter from the respective trade fair company can be waived. Due to the lack of necessity, we no longer offer letters of invitation. Should a letter of invitation be required in individual cases, please use the
Please note: For visitors, the issuance of a visa is conditional on the purchase of a full-event-ticket for the corresponding trade fair.
ETIAS Travel Authorisation
Starting in 2024, citizens from more than 60 visa-exempt countries will have to apply for travel authorization in the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) before traveling to any of the 30 European countries. With a valid ETIAS travel authorization, travelers can enter as many times as they want for short-term stays - normally for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. Travelers who do not have a valid travel authorization will not be allowed to board their flight, bus, ferry or ship.
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