All non-Chinese visitors require a visa to enter the People’s Republic of China. It is the responsibility of each participant to obtain a visa. For more detailed relevant information about the application process, please refer to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China: http://english.gov.cn/services/visitchina/. Early registration is advised so that adequate time can be allowed for visa application.
Important steps to remember:
1. Participants are requested to make the application from their local Chinese Embassy or the nearest Consulate General. Visas can be obtained from embassy.
2. Plan on an interview at the embassy or consulate, which is required for most visa applicants. Some visa applications require additional administrative processing, which requires some additional time. Applicants are advised when they apply.