The PRC follows the international system and issues visas according to its
laws and regulations which may be modified from time to time. The
information provided on this page is about entry to the PRC mainland only:
it does not include entry rules for Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan. In some
limited situations visa is not required, but most foreign travellers need
one. Generally, travellers requiring one must obtain it prior to travel, but
there are a few exceptions.
Foreign travellers holding connecting tickets to pass through China are
exempt from visa requirements provided they stay in the transit area of the
airport for a no longer than 24 hours.
Visas can be issued for various durations; immediate or later start dates,
and allow one, two (dual), or multiple entries. Any exit from the mainland
of the PRC, including to Hong Kong and Macau will require that you have a
valid entry to the mainland to permit you to re-enter. Otherwise you will
need to apply for a new one at a consulate (or equivalent in Hong Kong)
before entry is permitted.
The Chinese visa is usually a paper sheet glued into your passport but it
can occasionally be a rubber stamp.
Read more about China Visas
Note: ICIT will only offer the invitation letter as a participation proof,
which is not used for visa application. For the visa application, it's
better for you to apply for the tourist visa. If you need the materials for
visa application, we can offer the help, but not responsible for your visa
application. Thanks for your understanding and attention!