Generally speaking all EU Nationals and Schengen members states' nationals DO NOT require a visa to enter Germany

Non-EU nationals generally DO need a visa to enter Germany, except where the EU has abolised the visa requirement.

See here whether you need one

Getting a visa for Germany

A visa for Germany is technically a Schengen visa, entitling you to travel within the Schengen Area.

Please check the requirements from your local German embassy, but you should expect to need to provide:

  • A passport valid for at least 3 months after your travel
  • Passport-size photographs
  • Evidence that you can support yourself financially for the trip, including evidence that you are currently employed (if applicable)
  • Conference invitation letter (stating our sponsorship of your stay, if applicable)
  • Reservation for a return ticket for travel (showing that you plan to leave Germany after the conference)
  • Evidence of medical insurance for your trip

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If you would like an invitation letter for the conference, or if DebConf is sponsoring your food/accommodation and you would like a letter stating that, please contact