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Kindly note:

Participants are requested to check with the Chinese Consulate or diplomatic mission in their home country for visa requirements. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required. Generally it takes up to 2 months or more to process your visa, so make sure to plan ahead. 

Please note that it is suggested to make an application for a Tourist Visa that is sufficient for attending a Conference in China. The Official Invitation Letter can be downloaded from your personal account at the congress website after you complete your online registration process.

If you require a letter, please send an e-mail with your FULL contact details, including: name (as printed in your passport), full postal address and passport number to the Congress Secretariat at visa@aospr2017.org , an official invitation letter (PDF) will be prepared and sent to your e-mail. Please note in the subject line "AOSPR 2017 - Request for Invitation letter for a TOURIST visa".

Official Invitation Letter (Original Copy of invitation letter)
In order to obtain the formal invitation letter for applying your entry visa to China for the coming congress, please send your following full concerned information:

1. Your full name (as printed in your passport)
2. Nationality
3. Passport number 
4. Your gender (male or female)
5. Date of Birth

To the secretariat at visa@aospr2017.org. If you have any accompanying person, please send his or her the same mentioned information. It takes min. 7 working days to apply for the original invitation letter, and the express fee will be paied by yourself.


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New rule offers 6-day visa-free stay in Yangtze Delta

In a move aimed at boosting business and tourism, visitors from 51 countries will soon be entitled to spend six days in the Yangtze Delta without first obtaining a visa if they are in transit to other countries.

The government is set to introduce the new 144-hour transit policy on January 30 for international travelers arriving in Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou, the Ministry of Public Security said yesterday.

According to the ministry, foreigners availing themselves of the scheme can enter Shanghai (at any port), Nanjing (Lukou International Airport) and Hangzhou (Xiaoshan International Airport) without a visa. They can also leave China from any of these ports.