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A visa requirement applies for many countries’ nationals who wish to enter Germany.
An up-to-date list of all countries subject to visa regulations, as well as those which are not, can be obtained from the German Federal Foreign Office.
Table of countries

Information, contact persons, letters of invitation
The decision on whether a visa is being issued or not lies with the German embassies and the consulates-general exclusively. You can find general information on visa on the website of the German Federal Foreign Office.

Exhibitors, trade visitors and journalists from countries subject to a visa requirement must contact the relevant German mission abroad (embassy or consulate-general) in good time to inform themselves about specific local conditions that may apply.

You can obtain a list of websites of the German foreign missions from the
German Federal Foreign Office website.

During peak travelling periods you may need to wait very long to get an appointment for your visa application, so please be sure to submit it early.

Information regarding the documents required is also available from the website of the respective foreign mission for your area, or from the local mission itself.

The Frankfurt Book Fair will be happy to help by sending you a letter of invitation from 1 May up to 1 September 2014. However, this does not guarantee the success of your visa application.
If you are registered and listed in the Who’s Who, you can request your visa-related letter of invitation here. If you have not yet completed your registration, please follow this link:

To the registration

Please take note of the customs regulations for entry to the European Union (EU) and Germany. Kindly be informed that special customs regulations apply to currency, traveller’s cheques and shares etc.

Customs regulations on cash/funds

Customs Regulations


Visa Service - Frankfurt Book Fair
Ausstellungs- und Messe GmbH Braubachstraße 16
60311 Frankfurt am Main

International contacts

Exhibitors and trade visitors from China and India may also contact our international offices in Beijing and New Delhi.

BIZ Beijing German Book Information Centre (BIZ Peking)
Mrs Mingli Zhang
1870 Beijing Sunflower Tower
No. 37 Maizidian Street
100125 Beijing
Phone: +86 10 852 767 98
Fax: +86 10 852 768 06

GBO New Delhi German Book Office New Delhi
Mrs Saloni Grover
A-259 2nd Floor
Defence Colony
New Delhi 110024
Phone: +91 (11) 40201100
Fax: +91 (11) 40201107