News

Here you can view a video documentation of MINEPS V.

Presentations Expert Forum, 28th May 2013

Presentations Opening Sessions and Commissions, 29-30 May 2013

MINEPS V - Speech by Federal Chancellor Merkel

MINEPS V - Declaration of Berlin

Side events following the conference

Film "GOLD - You can do more thank you think"
Here you can download the press release of the German premiere of the film.
Here you can view the trailer.
Here you can find information on the film abroad.

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa
As an airline partner, Lufthansa offers special prices for participants.

Information meeting on MINEPS 2013
at UNESCO on 31 January 2013

World Conference of Sport Ministers
 Here you can download the conference program.

Visa/travel information

Information on travel and the visa procedure

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa

Lufthansa German Airlines offers a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. As an airline partner, Lufthansa offers special prices and conditions to participants of the conference.

To make a reservation, please click on www.lufthansa.com/event-booking_en. You will receive the access code after succesful registration. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.

Note: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.

The promotional fares are also available through your IATA/ARC travel agent. Travel agents can obtain ticketing instructions by sending an email to lufthansa.mobility(at)dlh.de and providing the access code as a reference.


Visas

EU nationals do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany. Generally speaking, all other foreigners require a visa for stays in Germany. A visa is not required for semi-annual visits of up to 90 days for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement.

Visa regulations, table of countries whose citizens require/do not require visas to enter Germany as well as Schengen visa application forms:

http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/EN/EinreiseUndAufenthalt/Visabestimmungen_node.html

Visa fees

For participation in this event visa fees are waived.

Time required processing a visa application

As a rule, missions require between two and ten working days to decide on an application for a short stay visa. Applications for visas entitling the holder to a longer stay or to take up gainful employment may take several months to process.

During the peak travel season there may be a waiting period for making an application to a German mission. Persons requiring a visa to enter Germany should therefore submit their appli­cations in good time.

Application procedure

As a rule, applicants must submit visa applications, together with all necessary documents, in person at the German mission responsible for their place of residence. In order to avoid time-consuming requests for additional information or documentation, applicants should consult the website of the respective mission well in advance of their departure date to find out about the visa procedure and about the documentation which has to be submitted.

Visa application forms can be obtained from the mission free of charge (in the local language). Applicants may also download the forms here. The forms submitted must be original versions in the appropriate language of the mission in question. Application forms may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the competent mission.

Addresses of German missions around the world:

http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/EN/Laenderinformationen/DtAuslandsvertretungenA-Z-Laenderauswahlseite_node.html#letterZ