visa Information

Below information is just for reference. Polies may subject to change. Please consult the embassy and local agency for most up-to-date visa application process.

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. It is easier and more convenient 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 Peoples Republic of China, which is filled clearly with true, authentic and complete information and signed by the applicant;
  • 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 be accepted);
  • 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 visa officer.
For more information, please contact the local Chinese Embassy in your country or visit the website: http://www.visaforchina.org/.
Alternatively, participants may ask their travel agents to arrange their travel to China and obtain a tourist visa irrespective of whether or not they have registered with the Conference Secretary.