31 August 2020 to 3 September 2020
Europe/Brussels timezone

Visa Information

InterPore2020 welcomes attendees from all around the world and looks forward to seeing you in Qingdao in May.

Note that Attendees from some countries are not required to obtain a Chinese visa to enter China. Please visit http://cs.mfa.gov.cn/wgrlh/bgzl/t902373.shtml for more information on specific passport holders who are exempt from visa regulations. Others may be qualified to travel on Qingdao's visa-free policy. For those participants who will need visas, more information can be found in the visa section below.


144-hour visa-free transit policy

Qingdao has a 144-hour visa-free transit policy for travelers from a large number of countries. Passengers are required to carry valid international travel documents and have definite plans for travelling onward within 144 hours when entering Qingdao.

Important notes:

  • Visa-free transit foreigners can stay within the administration area of Shandong province for no longer than 144 hours.
  • Visa-free transit foreigners must leave China via Qingdao airport to another country (THIS MUST NOT BE THE SAME ONE FROM WHICH YOU ENTER CHINA.)
    Example: On the way to China (or on the way back home) a stopover could be made in Seoul. This stopover usually does not have a big effect on travel costs and is often more or less the same price as a direct flight. 

List of the Qualified Countries:

24 European Schengen Agreement Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
15 Other European Countries: Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Albania, Belarus, Monaco
6 American Countries: the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile
2 Oceania Countries: Australia, New Zealand
6 Asian Countries: Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, Qatar

Travelers planning on visiting Qingdao with a visa exemption are advised to confirm their eligibility with their local Chinese embassy/consulate before departure. The nature of the traveler’s itinerary and other factors may influence eligibility to qualify for a visa exemption. The information provided is for guidelines only. InterPore is not responsible for any inaccuracies.


Chinese Visas 

If you are not a passport holder as described in the List of Agreements on Mutual Visa Exemption below or you do not qualify for the visa-free policy, you will need to obtain a visa for entry into China,here is the website of Chinese Visa Application Service Center,you can refer to the information of the website.

InterPore has procured the services of CIBT to assist in obtaining visas for travel to China. Please click on the link of your country of residence below for more information on CIBT's services and fees. Note that this list will be continually updated to add more countries.  

Austria Belgium Canada France
Germany Mexico Netherlands Norway
Spain  Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom
  United States    

 

List of Agreements on Mutual Visa Exemption

Between the People’s Republic of China and Foreign Countries

( In alphabetical order of foreign countries )

Foreign Country

Passport Categories Covered by

Agreement on Visa Exemption

Note
Armenia Diplomatic,service passports,passports for public   affairs of China;diplomatic,service passports,     passports for public affairs and ordinary passports marked with “For Public Affairs” of Armenia  
Azerbaijan Diplomatic,service passports and passports for public affairs  
Ordinary passports/international travel documents (when traveling in tour groups organized by authorized travel agencies of both countries)  
The Bahamas Diplomatic,service passports,passports for public  affairs and ordinary passports of China;diplomatic, official and ordinary passports of the Bahamas  
Bangladesh Diplomatic,service passports,passports for public affairs of China;diplomatic,official passports and ordinary passports marked with “For Government Affairs” or “Free of Charge” of Bangladesh  
Barbados Diplomatic,service passports,passports for public affairs of China;diplomatic,official passports of Barbados  
Ordinary passports  
Belarus Diplomatic, service passports;ordinary passports or international travel documents (when traveling in tour groups organized by authorized travel agencies of  both countries)  
Ordinary passports  
Benin Diplomatic,service passports,passports for public affairs of China;diplomatic,service passports and ordinary passports with “public affairs certificate” attached of Benin  
Bosnia and Herze8ovina Diplomatic,service passports,passports for public affairs of China;diplomatic,service passports of Bosnia and Herzegovina *1
 
Ordinary passports  
Ecuador Diplomatic,service passports of China;diplomatic, official passports of Ecuador  
Passports for public affairs of China;special passports of Ecuador  
Ordinary passports  
Fiji Diplomatic,service passports,passports for public affairs,ordinary passports  
Grenada Diplomatic,service passports of China; diplomatic, official passports of Grenada  
Passports for public affairs,ordinary passports  
Laos Diplomatic,service passports,passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic,service passports and ordinary passports with effective visas for public affairs of Laos  
Macedonia Diplomatic,service passports,passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic, service passports and ordinary passports marked with “For Public Affairs” of Macedonia  
Mauritius Diplomatic,service passports,passports for public affairs and ordinary passports  
Mexico Diplomatic,service passports of China; diplomatic, official passports of Mexico  
Moldova Diplomatic,service passports,passports for public affairs of China;diplomatic,service passports and ordinary passports marked with “For Public Affairs” of Moldova;ordinary passports/international travel documents (when traveling in tour groups organized by authorized travel agencies of both countries)  
Qatar Diplomatic,service,passports for public affairs and ordinary passports of China;Diplomatic,service, special and ordinary passports of Qatar  
R.O.Korea Diplomatic passports  
Service passports of China;official passports of R.O.Korea  
Romania Diplomatic,service passports  
EU laissez-passer *3
Russia Ordinary passports/international travel documents (when traveling in tour groups organized by authorized travel agencies of both countries)  
Diplomatic and service passports;trainmen/aircrew/ seafarers (travelling with seafarer’s passports) onboard for public affairs  
San Marino Diplomatic,service passports and ordinary passports  
Serbia Diplomatic,service passports,passports for public affairs of China;diplomatic,service passports and ordinary passports marked with “For Public Affairs” of Serbia *1
Ordinary passport  
Seychelles Diplomatic,service passports,passports for public affairs and ordinary passports  
Tajikistan Diplomatic,service passports,passports for public affairs of China; diplomatic,service passports and ordinary passports marked with “For Public Affairs” of Tajikistan  
Tonga Diplomatic,service passports and passports for public affairs of China;diplomatic,official passports of Tonga  
Ordinary passports  
Turkmenistan Diplomatic,service passports,passports for public affairs of China;diplomatic,service passports and ordinary passports marked with “For Public Affairs” of Turkmenistan;ordinary passports/international travel documents (when traveling in tour groups organized by authorized travel agencies of both countries)  
United Arab Diplomatic passports  
Emirates Service passports,passports for public affairs  
Ordinary passports  

Note:

*1.    The agreement signed between China and the former Yugoslavia is applicable.

*2.    The agreement signed between China and the former Czechoslovakia is applicable.

*3.   <AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION ON THE SHORT-STAY VISA WAIVER FOR HOLDERS OF DIPLOMATIC PASSPORTS> is applicable.

     Exemption of visa requirements does not mean permission to stay and reside in the other contracting country for an indefinite period of time. According to the agreements, holders of valid specified passports are permitted to stay for less than 30 days upon entry into the other contracting country. If a passport holder intends to stay for over 30 days, he or she should go through residence formalities with the local authorities according to relevant regulations as soon as possible.


Please read the following information carefully:

  1. InterPore recommends that you consult the website of Embassy of China in your country for the updated Chinese Visa requirements as soon as possible to be informed about the visa application process for your country. A visa application process can be lengthy and it is strongly recommended that you start a few months prior to the conference if possible.
     
  2. Make an appointment with your local Embassy or Consulate of China to arrange for submitting your visa application.
     
  3. If needed, you can obtain a visa letter from InterPore. Upon payment a link will be provided to download your letter. 

All information found on this page is provided for guidelines only. InterPore is not responsible for any inaccuracies. Please consult the Chinese embassy or consulate in your country for specific directions and obligations for travel to China.