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
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 IRCE 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.
Necessary Materials to Apply for Chinese Visa
For more information, please contact the
local Chinese Embassy in your country or visit the website:
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 Secretary.