International Attendees

Important: Give yourself as much time as possible to apply for and obtain your visa.

Give yourself as much time as possible to apply for and obtain your visa.

Citizens of 18 countries which includes  Bosnia and Herzegovina, San Marino, Armenia (for 90 days). Mauritius (for 60 days). Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Ecuador, Fiji, Grenada, Qatar, Serbia, Seychelles, Tonga, United Arab Emirates (for 30 days). Brunei, Japan, Singapore (for 15 days). Need only a valid passport to visit China up to their stipulated time. This not valid for Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.

Nationals who are not from visa exempted countries are required to apply for a Chinese visa prior to entry into China. When applying for a visa, the applicant can choose to apply either through a travel agency or directly to the Chinese diplomatic missions or a Chinese Visa Application Service Centre (Visa Centre), or a Chinese Visa Application Service Facility (CVASF).

Countries which hold visa centres or CVASFs –Algeria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey,  United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Angola, DR Congo.

In countries without Visa Centres or CVASFs, visa application requires submitting the passport and required documents directly to the embassy or consulate.

Nationals of the following countries must hold a visa issued in their home country. If visa is issued in a third country, a residence visa or working permit from that country is also required-

Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Turkey

The Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Administration of the Entry and Exit of Foreigners, which went into effect on 1 September 2013, mandates some basic documentation for securing a Chinese visa. The most notable change is the requirement of a Letter of Invitation (LOI) when applying for most types of visa, which can only be issued by a resident of Mainland China or a company based in Mainland China. The only exceptions to this rule are for type G (transit) and L (tourism) applicants, who can either obtain a LOI, or produce their paid round-trip tickets plus the hotel reservations for the duration of their stay in Mainland China.

Request an official ACCF 2019 invitation letter to assist you in the visa process.

Please note: It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to Shanghai. This letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit ACCF, to assist you in obtaining a visa. ACCF, Acelaw, Law Pundits or its partners will not pay any expenses incurred by you. We cannot send the letter to the embassy or consulate for you.

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