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Visa Information

General information regarding obtaining a Chinese visa is available at the following website for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the People's Republic of China:

http://cs.mfa.gov.cn/wgrlh/lhqz/lhqzjjs/t1120987.shtml

Please note that the documents required for visa application may vary from country to country. Please consult the Embassy of P.R. China in your country for information in detail. Most participants will apply for Visa F (Business) or Visa L (Tourist). General descriptions regarding all visa types can be found at: http://cs.mfa.gov.cn/wgrlh/lhqz/lhqzjjs/t1095035.shtml.

What you will need to submit your Visa Application:

  • Actual passport, signed, has sufficient 6 months validity left and one blank visa page.
  • One Visa Application Form V.2011A per person.
  • One recent passport-type photograph.
  • An invitation letter from Chinese counterpart.
  • Obtaining a Chinese Visa for a US Passport Holder Only:

    There are numerous services available that will assist US passport holders with the process of obtaining a visa for China. While AIS does not personally endorse any particular visa service, below you will find contact information for a visa service that you may wish to consider:

  • CIBT – The Global Passport and Visa Professionals in Washington, DC: http://cibtvisas.com/.
  • VisaRite - http://www.visarite.com/index.htm
  • G3 Visa's and Passports, Inc. - https://www.g3visas.com/
  • Note: Many Visa services require a hotel confirmation as part of its application process.

    As visa requirements can take several weeks, attendees should be advised to apply no later than 2 months prior to the conference.