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.
If some participants need another type of visa that does require an invitation
letter, the ICCT 2020 local arrangement committee will be glad to help. To obtain
an invitation letter, please send e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org , together with
your registration, and in the case of being an author, your accepted paper ID.
The Conference Secretariat will then send a formal visa application form via
airmail or fax with which the participants can apply for a 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
»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
»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
* For more information, please contact the local Chinese Embassy in your
Alternatively, participants may ask their travel agents to arrange their
travel to China and obtain a tourist visa irrespective of whether or not they
have registered with the Conference Secretariat. If participants have any
difficulties in obtaining their visa, they should contact the Conference
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