The PRC follows the international system and issues visas according
to its laws and regulations which may be modified from time to time.
The information provided on this page is about entry to the PRC
mainland only: it does not include entry rules for Hong Kong, Macau,
or Taiwan. In some limited situations visa is not required, but most
foreign travellers need one. Generally, travellers requiring one
must obtain it prior to travel, but there are a few exceptions.
Foreign travellers holding connecting tickets to pass through China
are exempt from visa requirements provided they stay in the transit
area of the airport for a no longer than 24 hours.
Visas can be issued for various durations; immediate or later start
dates, and allow one, two (dual), or multiple entries. Any exit from
the mainland of the PRC, including to Hong Kong and Macau will
require that you have a valid entry to the mainland to permit you to
re-enter. Otherwise you will need to apply for a new one at a
consulate (or equivalent in Hong Kong) before entry is permitted.
The Chinese visa is usually a paper sheet glued into your passport
but it can occasionally be a rubber stamp.
Read more about China Visas
Please note ICCET is not authorized to assist with the VISA process
beyond providing the Acceptance Letter and Invitation Letter issued
by the organizing committee.
* Invitation letter will only be issued upon request after
Should your application be denied, ICCET cannot change the decision
of the consulate, nor will the organizing committee engage in
discussion or correspondence with the consulate or the Embassy on
behalf of the applicant.