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 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.
Due to a recent rise in cases we kindly ask all attendees to maintain social distancing whenever possible, to wear masks indoors, and to consider undergoing Covid-19 testing (lateral flow tests). If you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms and/or tested positive, please do not come to the venue and let us know. The conference is hybrid in the sense that we will enable authors to give their presentation-at-a-distance, and we will stream the conference and enable questions to be asked from a distance. So on-line participation is possible for attendees.