Visa Application

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. 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 IGARSS 2016.

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:

  1. To request a conference invitation letter, click here.
  2. To request an official invitation letter (only if requested), please click here (PDF) OR here (Word DOCX) to download the application form and scan your passport with the page which shows your own information, and mail them to

Please note, it normally needs two weeks to get the official invitation, we suggest you apply for it at least 45 days beforehand.

The official invitation letter only could be issued to the participant who has completed the registration process and paid the registration fee.

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