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 are recommended to 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 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 materials related to the visa application, deemed as necessary by the visa officer
For more information, please contact the local Chinese Embassy or consulate in your country.