Visa Information

URGENT MESSAGE ABOUT VISA APPLICATION: China has recently changed its visa policy before the Olympics to require visa applicants to apply for a visa in their home countries unless they have been to China before. We encourage everyone to apply for a tourist visa in their home countries to avoid the problem caused by the new policy. Note that visa applicants who have not been to China before is unlikely to get a visa if they do apply for a visa in a country that is not their home countries. People who request for an invitation letter should try to use it for their applications in their home countries' consulate/embassy. For your information, a few applicants were able to obtain visa outside their home countries.

For entry into China, non-Chinese citizens should apply for a visa at the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in the region they live. Ms. Fang Liu (ICT, CAS) and Ms. Weiwei Huang (Intel) are responsible for helping the ISCA attendees with the visa issue. You can list one of them as the contact person in the visa application form (the Q1 form). If you meet difficulty in obtaining the visa to attend the conference, you may contact them for direct assistance. Their contact information is:

Ms. Fang Liu
Institute of Computing Technology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
No. 6 Kexueyuan South Road
Beijing 100080, China

Tel: +86-10-82610460
Fax: +86-10-62560019
E-mail: liuf@ncic.ac.cn
Ms. Weiwei Huang
Intel China Research Center
Tel:+86-10-82171814
Fax:+86-10-82861407
E-mail: weiwei.huang@intel.com

There are two types of visas. The conference attendees are encouraged to apply for a tourist visa.

Air Travel

The Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) is located in northeast of Beijing, capital of People's Republic of China, and 25.35km (15.75mi) from the Tiananmen Square, center of Beijing city. Both taxi and airport bus are available to get to and from the airport.

The following websites provide some useful information about traveling between the United States and China: