Visa Application

    Since ICIAM 2015 is coming in one month and the department which is responsible for issuing the Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit will begin summer vacation on July 18, the deadline for invitation application is July 8 (Beijing Time). Please apply for a tourist visa after that.

  • Attendees from other countries are required to obtain a visa to enter the People's Republic of China.

    No visa is required for ordinary passport holders from Singapore, Brunei and Japan to visit China for up to 15 days for business, sightseeing, visiting relatives and friends or transit.

    Attendees can apply for a tourist visa through a travel agency or directly at the nearest Chinese embassy.

    Attendees are advised to consult the nearest Chinese diplomatic mission for details. Please visit the Chinese Embassy Official Website: for more detailed information about the Chinese Embassy (Consulate General/Consulate/Office) close to your location.

  • Residents in U.S. please visit:

  • If attendees apply for a tourist visa, which will be the best visa type to obtain as long the registrant does not have plans for conducting extensive business other than attending the conference and sightseeing, an official visa invitation letter will not be needed from ICIAM 2015.

  • To request an official invitation letter, please download and fill in the following form, and mail it to
    The official invitation letter only could be issued to the participant who has completed the registration process and paid the registration fee.

    Kindly note that it takes two to three weeks to issue an official invitation. As a result, please take it up as early as possible. Meanwhile, an official invitation provide a maximum of 11 days (from August 7 to 17) to stay here. A scanned file of the applicant's passport is necessary. If you need to stay in Beijing beyond the period, please apply for a tourist visa.

    Please click here to download the application form.

  • The hard copy of the official invitation letter will be sent by post for free. A requester should disburse USD 20 for express fee at onsite registration desk.

  • Please note, the validity of your passport should be over 6 months.

Key Features:
Awarding ceremony of ICIAM prizes
Invited lectures
Prize lectures
Industrial Minisymposia
Contributed Minisymposia
Poster sessions
Embedded and satellite meetings
Public outreach sessions