Chinese visa is a permit issued to a
foreigner by the Chinese visa
authorities for entry into, exit from or
transit through the Chinese territory.
The Chinese visa authorities may issue a
diplomatic, courtesy, service or
ordinary visa to a foreigner according
to his identity, purpose of visit to
China and passport type.
Visa F (business visa): For
visitors who are travelling to China on
a study or lecture tour or for a
scientific conference for a period of no
more than six months. To apply for a
Visa F, a letter of invitation from the
host organisation is required. Letter of
invitation from CTCE are only
available to the invited speakers and
those who have completed registration
Visa L (tourist visa): Issued
to aliens who come to China for
sightseeing, visiting relatives or other
private purposes. For a tourist
applicant, in principle he shall
evidence his financial capability of
covering the travelling expenses in
China, and when necessary, provide the
air, train or ship tickets to the
heading country/region after leaving
China. For the applicants who come to
China to visit relatives, some are
required to provide invitation letters
from their relatives in China.
To make your trip to China an easy and
pleasant one, you are kindly advised to
consult the local Chinese Embassies or
Consulates-General first for travel
information. They will readily help you
go through the necessary procedures.
* Kindly ensure that you have
completed your registration and made payment before sending
in your request for invitation letter to the conference
secretariat. It perhaps could help with your visa
application. However, it does not guarantee you a visa.
Rejection of visa application cannot be the reason to
require fee refund.