Valid passports, preferably not expiring in six months from entry into China, and
entry visas are required to enter China. Visas are not required for visitors from
some countries, and delegates are advised to consult the nearest Chinese
diplomatic mission for details. For the contact information of Chinese diplomatic
missions, visitors may visit the web site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the
People's Republic of China and click the ministry, and then missions
A single-entry visa is valid for three months, and can be extended for a month
at the Foreigners Section of the Beijing Public Security Bureau if necessary.
Once in China, the delegates are advised to carry their passports on them
wherever they are in China as the passports may be needed to check into
hotels, book air tickets, and change money.
To apply for visas, delegates should first fill out the registration form and pay an
appropriate registration fee. The organizer of the Congress will then mail a
formal invitation with which the delegate can make visa application at the
Chinese diplomatic mission appointed in the invitation.
On the other hand, the delegates may also ask their travel agents to arrange
their travel to China including tourist visa acquisition whether they have
registered with the Congress or not.