Visa Application

Visa requirements

All non-Chinese visitors require a visa to enter the People’s Republic of China. Participants are requested to check with the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in their home country for visa requirements. It is the responsibility of each participant to obtain a visa, if required. As it can take up to 2 months to process visa applications, please make sure that you plan ahead.

To apply for a visa to China (VISA F), please prepare the following documents:

1. Completed visa application form, which can be downloaded from the website of Chinese Embassy in your residential country. Find the Chinese Embassies/Consulates here:
2. All registered and paid participants who have provided the INVITATION LETTER REQUEST FORM (click here) will receive an official invitation letter issued by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences which is authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of P.R China. All information must be correct, otherwise the letter is not valid. This invitation letter will be sent to you by email or air mail (if required) after you pay the registration fees and receive the registration confirmation letter. The letter must accompany your visa application. See more information below.
3. Your hotel reservation confirmation letter.
4. Copy of your flight ticket to China.

On making the application you also need to ensure the following are provided:
o Valid passport (or a travel document in lieu of the passport) which must have at least 6 months before expiry.
o A recent 2-inch, bareheaded (no hat or scarf) and full-faced passport photo.
o Visa fee.
Please visit for further information on the visa application process.

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Begins
July 1, 2016

Oral Abstract Submission Deadline
October 1, 2016
November 1, 2016
December 1, 2016

Poster Abstract Submission Deadline
March 15, 2017
April 1, 2017

Registration Open
December 31, 2016

Early Registration Deadline
April 1, 2017

Online Registration Deadline
July 15, 2017
August 1, 2017

Deadline to Submit Acta Hort. Manuscript
July 1, 2017
August 1, 2017