Conference participants who bear a foreign passport may need to apply for a Chinese visa to visit China. Participants can apply for a visa at the Chinese embassy or consulate in the region where they live. To avoid any uncertainty, participants are advised to apply for the visa as early as possible, at least give one month in advance.
For most attendees, it is easier to apply for a Tourist (“L”) visa, for which no invitation letter is required for the application. In 2023, China has reopened up the L-visa to people in most countries after the covid-19 pandemic.
If required, you can also choose to apply an “M” visa (business and trades) for attending the conference. Notice that an invitation letter is required for “M” visa. Please fill in the form below to get an invitation letter issued by the PACIS 2023 committee.
- In general, visa applications should be placed in person in the nearest embassy in your country, but before that, an online form should be finished in the COVA system https://cova.mfa.gov.cn. It is also strongly recommended to read the latest notices of the China embassy in your area. Taking the Consulate-general of China in San Francisco for example, here are the Notice on Visa Application Requirements and the Notice on Appointment for Visa Application Submission (AVAS).
- Please also keep tracking the Covid-19 prevention and control requirements for air passengers to China. Starting from April 29, inbound travelers may choose to take antigen tests within 48 hours prior to boarding other than nucleic acid tests. Airlines will no longer check pre-departure testing results, according to the latest notice here,
Click the button below in case you need an invitation letter from PACIS 2023 committee. Don’t forget to register for the conference here.