Visa Information

Only reminders for your visa application. Please consult the embassy or visa center for details.

  • Since March 15, 2023, China has resumed issuing all types of visas for foreigners. We recommend Tourist Visa (type L) for all registered participants, in which case the invitation letter is NOT needed. If you book a room on our website, you will get the hotel reservation document upon successful payment.
  • If you are going for another type of visa (type F for example) that requires an invitation letter, please fill out the form on this page and we will come back to you shortly.
  • Participants can apply for a visa at the Chinese embassy, consulates, or Visa Application Service Center in the region they live. Your passport must be valid for at least six months after the expiry date of your visa. All Visa applicants must submit the application documents in person and have their fingerprints collected. Please refer to the website of the fore-mentioned facilities for detailed requirements. /
  • Citizens of Singapore, Brunei, and Japan holding ordinary passports may enter China without a visa through the ports of entry open to foreigners provided that they come to China for tourism, family visit, business or transit, and intend to stay in China for no more than 15 days.
  • It is recommended that you apply for a Chinese visa at least 1 month in advance.

Invitation Letters

If you are requesting time off, funding, or refurbishment from the department, or applying for other types of visa that need an invitation letter, we are more than willing to help. Please contact secretariat@bs2023.org.

The end of China's zero-COVID policy

China has lifted all restrictions for inbound travelers since January 8, 2023. .