Passport and Visa
You will need a valid passport and visa before arriving to China. You may apply for a tourist (or a visitor’s) visa at a Chinese Embassy, or at the nearest consulate general. It may take a few days or weeks to get your visa. Plan on applying for a visa a month before your trip; if needed, there are services available to expedite the process and shorten the wait time. For detailed information, please contact your local Embassy or Consulate.
The procedure to get a tourist (and business) invitation letter from Antai College of Economics & Management in Shanghai Jiao Tong University is the following:
- Complete the conference registration and pay registration fee
- Complete the Participant Visa Invitation Form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
As a coastal city situated in the subtropical zone and the East Asian monsoon belt, Shanghai has a mild and humid climate: it has plenty of rain and experiences four distinct seasons. Autumn is one of the most pleasant seasons, which is generally sunny and dry. The average daily temperature is 10-18°C (50-64.4°F) in November. .
Electricity is supplied at 220V, 50Hz in China.
In China, RMB is the only accepted currency. However, exchange centers can be found at airports, most hotels, and in large shopping centers. The current exchange rate is about US$ 1 = RMB 6.88. When exchanging money, please keep your receipt by which you can change any remaining RMB back to foreign currency when leaving China. Visa and Master Credit Cards are accepted in many department stores and hotels.
The Bank of China and most hotels will cash travelers’ checks issued by any major foreign bank or financial institution for which you must show a passport and pay a 0.75 percent commission. Travelers’ checks signed over to a third party cannot be cashed in China, but can be presented for collection through the Bank of China.
Please note: On-site registrations will be accepted on a space-available basis and must be paid via credit card.
Reconfirmation of Air Ticket
International travelers should reconfirm airline tickets 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers can do so by calling the airline carrier offices. Please note that these offices are typically not open on weekends.
To protect yourself and your personal belongings while you are traveling in a foreign country, it is your responsibility to obtain adequate travel and health insurance before leaving your own country.