Foreign participants usually need a
visa to enter China. You are advised to submit your
visa application to the appropriate authorities as
early as possible, in order not to delay your travel
We recommend that you apply for a tourist visa
(category L), which is the simplest and fastest one.
Before submitting your application, please always
check with the Chinese Embassies or Consulates
General in your local region for the latest
information. You may find a complete list of Chinese
Embassies and Consulates General here. In many
countries (except the US), the tourist visa may be
applied through the Chinese Visa Application Service
Center. Note that applications sent by postal mails
are usually not accepted.
For your reference, we list here the necessary items
you will need for the L visa according to here.
Please remember to check with the Chinese Embassies
or Consulates General in your local region for the
1. Passport: Original signed passport with at least
six months of remaining validity and blank visa
pages, and a copy of the passport's data page and
the photo page if it is separate.
2. Visa Application Form and Photo: One completed
Visa Application Form with a photo on glossy photo
paper glued onto the form (your photo must meet the
3. Documents showing the itinerary including air
ticket booking record (round trip) and proof of a
hotel reservation. Note that you usually don't need
an invitation letter for the L visa.
A Letter of Invitation is a proof for conference
registration and attendance application. It will be
stated in English and may help with your visa
application. However, it does not guarantee you a
visa. Invitation letters will only be issued once
your registration and payment have been confirmed.
And it will be sent by e-mail.
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, so you're strongly advised to start
your application as soon as you can.
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.