Visa Information

International registrants should be particularly aware and careful about visa requirements and should plan travel well in advance. The visa regulations in Germany can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.

EU Nationals:

Holders of an EU passport do not require a visa.

Non-EU Nationals:

The following countries can stay in Germany for 90 days without visa per 180 day time slot (* indicates that a biometric passport is required; # only applies to holders of SAR passports (Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Region passports)):

Albania*, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia (including the Cocos Islands, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island), Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Dominica, El Salvador, Georgia*, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Korea (Republic of Korea, South Korea), Liechtenstein, Macao#, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova*, Monaco, Montenegro*, New Zealand (including the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau), Nicaragua, North Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)*, Norway, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Switzerland, Taiwan, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukraine*, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America (including Virgin Islands of the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico), Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela

Nationals of countries NOT listed above will need to obtain a visa to travel to Germany.

(Source: Website of the Federal Foreign Office, all information without guarantee)

How do I apply for a visa?

According to the Website of the Federal Foreign Office, "applicants must submit visa applications, together with all necessary documents, in person at the German mission responsible for their place of residence". Read there and contact your embassy for more information on the specific requirements of applications from your country. Please calculate around 10 weeks processing time for your visa application. See below if you need an invitation letter for your visa application. 

We ask for your understanding that we cannot offer visa assistance to family members of BPM2022 attendees.

How can I get an invitation letter:

For registered participants and authors of accepted papers, we can provide an invitation letter for visas. Please mark “I need an invitation letter for visa” during the registration process. We will then get in touch with you. We will need these pieces of information:

  • Name (as it appears on your passport) and mailing address
  • Your passport ID and date of birth
  • Your registration confirmation number
  • The title of your accepted paper (if applicable)
  • EasyChair ID (if applicable, if you submitted to a workshop also the workshop name)
  • A fax number or an email address to where we can send the letter

Please note that it can take up to two weeks to receive the invitation letter.