If you would like to attend SIC 2016, you are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO APPLY IMMEDIATELY FOR YOUR CHINESE VISA.
Regulations enforced by different Chinese Embassies round the world vary. So please check carefully with your local Embassy or travel agent for the exact requirement in your country. As a guideline, the current situation for visa applications to China visas follows:
Still the easiest and cheapest option for attending a show if you can get it. As a minimum, Embassies require a travel itinerary and hotel confirmation (document from the hotel). Tourist visas are not possible for many countries and this list varies from time to time. Please check if it is possible to obtain a tourist visa from your country, as this is by far the easiest approach, particularly as no formal letter of invitation is required first.
Takes more time, as a formal letter of invitation is required from a Chinese Official Government body. To apply for a business visa you must submit to the Chinese Embassy your itinerary, hotel confirmation and Official Invitation Letter. Should you need to apply for this Official Invitation Letter, please contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send the application form for Official Invitation Letter Applications for a formal invitation letter can take 5-10 days + courier time + application time required for the visa. Visa regulations may change, so please confirm the precise requirements with your local Chinese Embassy or travel agent and APPLY EARLY, normally you should start preparing visa at least one month before the show dates.