Visa Information

Visas and Visa Waivers

Germany is part of the Schengen treaty for free travel among its member states (see here) beyond this, Germany does not require a visa for all Western and many Eastern European countries.

Moreover, Germany has extensive visa waiver agreements with many other countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong (SAR passports), Israel, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States, among many others. For the other countries (e.g., China, India), visa processing is usually smooth and with a predictable (positive) outcome.

For visa requirements in full detail see the following link.

Invitation Letter for Visa Application

If you need an Invitation Letter to apply for a visa to attend the Conference, please send the following information to with subject DEBS2019: Invitation Letter for visa application and the following information:

  • Your name as it appears in your passport
  • Your position
  • Your affiliation/organisation
  • Your postal address (incl. your affiliation/organisation)
  • Your registration email address
  • Registration ID (the invitation letter for visa application will only be issued to registered participant)
  • The letter will be sent to you by email in PDF format within 7 working days after receiving the request with sufficient information. If a printed copy is required, please specify your address to receive the letter. Please note that Letter of Invitation will only be sent to participants who have registered and paid for the Conference. If participants withdraw from the conference after the issue of Letter of Invitation, the respective consulate may be notified of the withdrawal accordingly.

    Important Dates

    Abstract submission for research track February 19th March 8th, 2019
    Research and Industry paper submission February 26th March 8th, 2019
    Tutorial proposal submission March 22nd April 5, 2019
    Grand challenge solution submission April 7th April 22nd, 2019
    Author notification research and industry track April 9th April 19th, 2019
    Poster, demo & doctoral symposium submission April 22nd May 3rd, 2019
    Early registration May 31st, 2019