8th International Workshop on Pattern
participants may need a Chinese visa to enter China. Specifically,
those who are not Chinese citizens, except passport holders from
Singapore, Brunei, and Japan, need a Chinese visa. Participants can
apply for a visa at the Chinese embassy or consulate in the region
in which they live. To avoid uncertainty, participants will be
advised to apply for a visa as early as possible. It is recommended
that they apply for a Chinese visa at least 1 month in advance.
For most attendees, it is easier to apply for a Tourist ("L")
visa; an invitation letter is NOT required for obtaining a Tourist
* For more
information, please contact the local Chinese Embassy in your
1. The invitation
letter will be issued after the successful registration.
2. Your name must be listed exactly as it appears on your passport.
Any differences between the name on your passport and the name on
your invitation letter or other documentation could lead to a delay
and/or denial of your visa.
3. Please note IWPR Conference and the organizing committees of the
conference are not authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond
providing the Notification of Invitation Letter issued by IWPR
Conferences and conference Committee Board. Should your application
be denied, IWPR Conferences and the organizing committee of the
conference cannot change the decision of the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, nor will IWPR Conferences and the organizing committee of
the conference engage in discussion or correspondence with the MOFA
or the Embassy on behalf of the applicant. The registration fee
cannot be refunded when the VISA application of individual being
4. It takes around one month for the Embassy to process the VISA
application, please register as early as you can to make sure you
have enough time.