Visa Information

A visa is a travel document issued by authorized government agencies to foreign citizens applying to enter, exit from or transit through the host country's territory based on the host country's laws and regulations.In accordance with international law and practice, any sovereign state is entitled to decide on whether or not to allow a foreign citizen to enter or exit from its territory, and whether to issue a visa, decline a visa application or to cancel an issued visa in accordance with its national laws.Chinese consular officials are entitled to decide on the type, number of entries, validity and duration of each stay of a visa to be issued based on Chinese laws and regulations. Consular officials reserve the right to decline a visa application or revoke an issued visa.

Foreign citizens must obtain a Chinese visa before entry into China, with the exception of visa-free entry based on relevant agreements or regulations. Please check the validity of your visa before traveling to China. If the visa has expired or the number of entries is not enough, you must apply for a new visa.

Visa Letter

The organizing committee will provide visa letters to participants on demand. Please submit your request to Local Organizing Chair Prof. Xin Peng to get a visa letter.

In your request, please specify in English your: Name, Gender, Nationality, Date of Birth, Passport Number, and to which Chinese Embassy/Consulate General you are going to submit your application.

Usually, a visa letter issued by ICGSE 2014 Organizing Committee is good for a Chinese visa. If you need an official letter for an "F" visa, please mention it in your request.

Please note that no visa letters will be issued unless one has already successfully registered for the conference.

Please feel free to contact the General Chair Prof. Wenyun Zhao at if you have any questions. The organizing committee is ready to help.

For more details, please visit the website of Embassy of the People's Republic of China in your own country, such as: Embassy of the PRC in the USA . You may find a list of Chinese Embassies here :

Last updated: Mar 14, 2014