Visa Application to China
Conference participants may need a
Chinese visa to enter China.
Specifically, those who are not Chinese
citizens, except passport holders from
Singapore, Brunei, and Japan, need a
Chinese visa. Participants can apply for
a visa at the Chinese embassy or
consulate in the region in which they
live. To avoid uncertainty, participants
will be advised to apply for a visa as
early as possible. It is recommended
that they apply for a Chinese visa at
least 1 month in advance.
For most attendees, it is easier to
apply for a Tourist ("L") visa; an
invitation letter is NOT required for
obtaining a Tourist visa.
Necessary materials to
apply for Chinese Visa
»A passport which is valid for at least
six months following the date of
submission, with an entire blank page
available for the visa;
»One Visa Application Form of the
People's Republic of China, which is
filled clearly with true, authentic and
complete information and signed by the
»One recent, 2 inch full-faced and
bareheaded passport photo (the daily
life photo, photo copy or digital photo
printed on the ordinary paper shall not
»Other related application materials
according to different purposes for your
trip to China;
»Other materials related to the visa
application, deemed as necessary by the
* For more information, please contact
the local Chinese Embassy in your
Invitation letter Notes:
1. A Letter of Invitation is a proof that
your paper submission and registration
application are accepted by the conference
committee board. It will be stated in
English and may help with your visa
application. However, it does not guarantee
you a visa.
2. Invitation letters will only be issued
once your registration and payment have been
completed and it will be sent by e-mail.
3. For those who require a visa, please note
that the Organizing Committee has no control
over the visa application process, or the
decision of the visa adjudicator in the
embassy or consulate. The conference cannot
be responsible for actual visa issuances.
The process length varies from individuals,
you’re strongly advised to start your
application as soon as you can.
4. Should your application be denied, We
cannot change the decision of the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs, nor will we engage in
discussion or correspondence with the MOFA
or the Embassy on behalf of the applicant.