China Hall of Science and Technology (中国科技会堂)
Address: 3 Fuxing Road, Bejing, 100038, China
Reservation: please contact Dr. Qing Ye, Secretariat of IMF2016 at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Hotel at http://hotels.english.ctrip.com for reservation directly.
Visitors to China must have a valid passport and, in most cases, an appropriate Chinese visa. Most of conference
attendees will need a visa to travel to China. Please check with your local Chinese Embassy
or Consulate General for your visa application details at your earliest convenience.
Visa application should be made at least one month before your departure for China. Passport must be valid
for at least six months for a single or double entry visa and at least nine months for a multiple entry visa.
You can apply the visa at the Chinese Embassy/ Consulate in your country. The conference organizers do
not provide any particular visa service.
2.1 There are two types of visas
Tourist Visa (L Visa): The simplest way is to apply for a tourist visa, which gives you enough time to attend the
conference and participate in pre/post conference activities. Most attendees should get a Tourist Visa.
Please contact the Embassy or Consulate in your region for instructions. An official invitation letter is
NOT required. The regular processing time is 4-5 working days. Please plan ahead to allow enough time for
Business Visa (F Visa): If you have a problem on obtaining a tourist visa, you will need an official invitation
letter to apply for a business visa. This letter will be sent to you upon request.
2.2 More information
List of Chinese Embassies and Consulates around the world:
Visa application procedure and form download in the U.S:
Useful/unofficial websites about Chinese visa application:
2.3 Professional Visa Services
For US citizens China Visa Service Center, VisaRite and Atlas Services will take care of the application process.
For British citizens Thames Consular provides a similar service.
3. Invitation letter
If you have a problem on obtaining a tourist visa, you will need an official invitation letter to apply for a
business visa (F Visa). This letter will be sent to you upon request.
To require the filled Visa Notification Form for your visa (F Visa) application purpose, you will need to provide the photocopy of your passport and request letter to Dr. XIaomei Bi, Secretariat of IMF2016 at email@example.com by email.
An official invitation letter will be issued and sent to you by email or by fax.
Individuals requiring original documents are requested to specify their needs and allow
for longer delivery time.
All requests for invitation letters and Visa Notification Forms should be made before February 28, 2016.
Contact person: Dr. Qing Ye, Secretariat of IMF2016, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. International Transportation
The organizing committee is not responsible for arranging air-transportation for the registrants between their own countries and Beijing. Registrants must make their own arrangements for air transportation.
Beijing Airport is an international airport. There are many airlines directly to main cities of Asia, North America, Europe and Australia. Flights to other cities can be connected in Hong Kong, Tokyo, etc. For appropriate flights information correspond to the country you are from, please contact your nearest travel agency.
5. Working Language
English is the official language of the forum.
6. Important Dates