World Routes 2016

The 22nd World Route Development Forum

Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
24 - 27 September 2016

Visa Information

Visa Information

The visa invitation letter request process is now open for World Routes 2016.

All visitors to China require a visa excluding citizens of Japan, Singapore and Brunei, holding ordinary passports.

Visas must be obtained prior to arrival. For details of entry requirements to China and for an application form you should contact the nearest Chinese Embassy or Consulate in good time before your departure.

A 30-day single-entry visa can be issued from most Chinese Embassies within three to five working days. We urge you to apply for your visa at the earliest convenience.

We have been made aware that due to new regulations, some delegates may need additional documents when applying for their Chinese visa. Your passport must be valid for more than 6 months and you may need to provide an itinerary of your visit. Please inform Routes to see if we can help.

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Visa Invitation Letter

In addition to the visa application form, relevant fees and photos may be required; embassies may also require a letter of invitation from the inviting company. Should you require such document from our host Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, please complete the electronic request form in full ensuring accuracy throughout.

Most embassies and consulates accept a scanned copy of the invitation letter and therefore Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport will issue the letters to applicants via email as an attachment. If your embassy or consulate does not accept an electronic copy, please select an alternative format in the ‘Format Options’ section of the request form.


Please note – invitation letters will only be issued to individuals registered to attend the event.

Should you have any questions relating to visas or the visa invitation letter procedure please contact us on