[78attendees] China Visa Invitation from Tsinghua University for IETF79

T Sridhar <tsridhar@force10networks.com> Mon, 13 September 2010 21:14 UTC

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Has anyone contacted Tsinghua University related to the letter of invitation for  a business visa (for attending IETF79)? Is the address to use anjie@cernet.edu.cn<mailto:anjie@cernet.edu.cn> (as indicated below for the contact info)?


What type of Visa do I need?

There are two primary types of visas: business (F) and tourist (L). The application requirements for each are detailed here<http://www.ietf.org/meeting/79/visa.html>ml>, but the main difference is that you do not require a formal letter of invitation from a Chinese organization to obtain a tourist visa.  However, a tourist visa is appropriate only if you intend to spend any time either before or after the meeting sightseeing in China. If that is the case, the tourist visa is considered easier to obtain and is therefore recommended.

For more detailed information about visas, please see the IETF 79 Visa Information<http://www.ietf.org/meeting/79/visa.html> page.

What is the inviter/contact information that is needed on the visa application?

The visa application requires contact information for the inviter to China.  The inviter/contact information is below.

Name of Inviter in China: Jie An
Phone Number of Contact in China:
office: +86 10 62784255
mobile: +86 138 1099 2280
Address of Inviter/Contact in China:
Room 3-221, FIT Building
Tsinghua University
Beijing 100084, China
Email address of Contact: anjie@cernet.edu.cn

I'm going to apply for the business (F) visa. What sort of Letter of Invitation do I need?

If you intend to apply for the business (F) visa, you will need a letter of invitation from Tsinguha University, the host for IETF 79. The standard IETF letter of invitation will not be useful for the visa application. However, we will be providing IETF letters of invitation to anyone who may want one for purposes of getting internal company approval to attend, or the like.