To assist attendees in obtaining a visa, the China International Conference Center for Science and Technology (CICCST) will issue letters of invitation.  To obtain a letter of invitation you must first register and pay the registration fee in full. No letters will be issued without a paid conference registration.

Please click here to request a letter of invitation. The Biophysical Society will forward your request.

What to do after you receive your letter of invitation

You should contact the Chinese Embassy/Consulate (in your area).

You will be asked to provide some or all of the following:

- Your original passport (with at least 6 months until the expiration date and one unused visa page)

- Non-U.S. citizens must include a copy of their Alien Registration Card or U.S. Visa & original I-94.

- One completed and signed visa application form

- Your letter of invitation

- One original passport photo that was taken within the last 6 months. Passport photos must have a light colored
   background, be 2" by 2" in size,  and must be on photo paper.

- Your entire trip itinerary, including travel to any countries at the time of visa application

- Information about the conference/meeting, Click here for information

- Evidence that you are intending to return to your country of residence. This includes such things as: family ties in
  current country of residence, property ownership, bank account, an employment contract or statement from
  employer showing that position will continue after the dates of the meeting.

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