A valid visa is REQUIRED for non-residents of China to attend the conference. Attendees can apply for either a
tourist visa (L) or a business/visitor visa (F) for entry. An official invitation letter from the conference organizer is required for the issue of a business/visitor visa.
Visa L (the Tourist Visa)
Issued to aliens who come to China for sightseeing, visiting relatives or other private purposes. an invitation letter is
NOT required for obtaining a Tourist VISA. For a tourist applicant, in principle he/she shall evidence his/her financial capability of covering the travelling expenses in China, and when necessary, provide the air, train or ship tickets to the heading country/region after leaving China. More information at: https://www.visaforchina.org/.
Participants can apply for a VISA at the Chinese embassy or consulate in their country of residence. It is highly
recommended that they apply for a Chinese VISA at least 1 month in advance.
Visa F (the Business Visa)
For visitors who are travelling to China on a study or lecture tour or for a scientific conference for a period of no
more than six months. To apply for a Visa F, an official visa invitation letter will be needed. Those who need to apply for a business/visitor visa should complete the registration, with information of accompanying persons if any. Official invitation letter will be issued no later than May 1, 2022.
To obtain the invitation letter, please contact Dr. Yongge Li with the subject “Requiring invitation letter for
IUTAM2022” (contact e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org) before April 1, 2022.
Please note that the following information is needed to prepare the invitation letter:
• Your name and institution
• A scanned copy of the front-page of your passport
• Name of Chinese Embassy/Consulate General you will submit the application to
• Emergency contact: name, address and phone number.
If there is one or more accompany persons, please provide the following information of each person.
• A scanned copy of the front-page of the passport
• Relationship with you