Germany has never been more organized and stress-free no matter what the
purpose of your travel is. Due to Schengen Agreement reached in 1985,
the citizens of the Schengen member states can travel visa free
throughout the whole territory. On the other hand, nationals of
non-Schengen countries are permitted to enter the whole area with one
unified document known as the Schengen Visa.
The main purpose of the Schengen is the abolishment of border control
between member states, which allows free and equal access to the
citizens of any of the below mentioned countries, including Germany.
When in Germany, you are allowed to visit all the other members of the
Schengen Zone: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Nevertheless, there are always exceptions to the rule. Depending on your
nationality you may, or may not be required to obtain a Schengen visa
first in order to be permitted to enter the Schengen Zone, and Germany
at the same time.
The short-stay Schengen visa allows its holders to enter and reside in
Germany for a maximum period of 90 days (3 months) within a 180 days
period. However, during this time you are not entitled to engage in paid
A Letter of Invitation is a proof for conference registration and
attendance application. It will be stated in English and may help with
your visa application. However, it does not guarantee you a visa.
Invitation letters will only be issued once your registration and
payment have been confirmed. And it will be sent by e-mail.
For those who require a visa, please note that the Organizing Committee
has no control over the visa application process, or the decision of the
visa adjudicator in the embassy or consulate. The conference cannot be
responsible for actual visa issuances. The process length varies from
individuals, you're strongly advised to start your application as soon
as you can.
Should your application be denied, we cannot change the decision of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will we engage in discussion or
correspondence with the MOFA or the Embassy on behalf of the applicant.