All participants whose country has not signed the Mutual
Visa Exemption Agreement with China require a visa.
Applications should be made well in advance at your local
Chinese Embassy, Consulate or Diplomatic Mission to ensure that enough
time is allowed.
AQSIQ can supply you with an invitation letter to facilitate
obtaining a visa; please contact them for such
- For most delegates, a simple "Travel Visa"
will be sufficient and is easier to obtain than a Business Visa.
- Any delegates wishing to obtain a Business Visa are invited to provide
their full name (exactly as on their passport), nationality, profession
(e.g. 'metrologist'), passport number, visit place, arrival date, departure
date and fax number. The Organizing Committee will then send a fax which
may be used to obtain the Business Visa (the fax is sufficient, an original
is not necessary). A Business Visa is valid 30 days, though this may be
extended if required.
The Chinese Ministry
of Foreign Affairs web site gives information on how to contact your
local Chinese Embassy to inquire about the procedures to obtain a visa.
Please select your country on the site and refer to the country-specific