EU nationals, in general, do not require a visa, however most other non-German participants do.
Please follow this link to find out whether you will need a visa: German Federal Foreign Office
Those who need a visa must satisfy the visa requirements of their local German Embassy/Consulate including:
- a confirmed travel booking, including flight, train and/or bus bookings, hotel reservation and health insurance
- a proof of purchase your online ticket to iba (one copy of the online ticket)
Therefore, all intended visitors should first buy an online ticket. Online order offers several cost and time saving benefits as described.
For visiting iba you do not need a visa invitation letter. Your embassy/consulate nevertheless requires an invitation letter? Here you can order a letter of invitation.
For frequently asked questions pertaining to visa applications please click here.