Invitation Letter & Visa
For entry into China, non-Chinese citizens should apply for a visa at the Chinese
Embassy or Consulate in the region they live. The simplest way is to apply for a tourist
("L") visa, which should give you enough time to attend the conference and participate
in pre/post conference activities. Please contact the Embassy or Consulate in your
region for specific instructions. An invitation letter is not required for obtaining a
tourist visa. The regular processing time is 4 working days. Please plan ahead to allow
enough time for visa processing.