Visa and Letter of Invitation

  • Attendees from other countries are required to obtain a visa to enter the People's Republic of China.
    No visa is required for ordinary passport holders from Singapore, Brunei and Japan to visit China for up to 15 days for business, sightseeing,  visiting relatives and friends or transit.
    Attendees can apply for a tourist visa through a travel agency or directly at the nearest Chinese embassy.
    Attendees are advised to consult the nearest Chinese diplomatic mission  for details. Please visit the Chinese Embassy Official Website: for more detailed information about the Chinese Embassy (Consulate General/Consulate/Office) close to your location.

    Residents in U.S. please visit:

  • If attendees apply for a tourist visa, which will be the best visa type to obtain as long the registrant does not have plans for conducting extensive business other than attending the conference and sightseeing, an official visa invitation letter will not be needed from CT19.

  • To request an official invitation letter, please download and fill in the following form, and mail it to

  • You will need to supply the following information for the official invitation.




Date of Birth    



Passport No.    

Arrival & Departure Date    

Where to Apply?    

The official invitation letter can only be issued to a participant who has completed the registration process and paid the registration fee.

Kindly note that it takes two to three weeks to issue an official invitation. As a result, please take it up as early as possible. Meanwhile, an official invitation provide a maximum of 11 days to stay in China. A scanned file of the applicant's passport is necessary. If you need to stay in China beyond the period, please apply for a tourist visa.

  • The hard copy of the official invitation letter will be sent by post for free.  A requester should disburse USD 20 for express fee at onsite registration  desk.

  • Please note, the validity of your passport should be over 6 months.

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