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:
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.
**Please note ICNST conference and the organizing committee of the conference are not authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond providing the Notification of Invitation Letter issued by ICNST Conference and Conference Committee Board. Should your application be denied, ICNST Conference and the organizing committee of the conference cannot change the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will ICNST Conference and the organizing committee of the conference engage in discussion or correspondence with the MOFA or the Embassy on behalf of the applicant. The registration fee cannot be refunded when the VISA application of individual being denied.