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Welcome to attend the DITTO Summit 2023 in Xiamen, China!

General Visa Policy

Participants from most countries will be required to obtain a visa to enter the People's Republic of China. Citizens of Singapore and Brunei holding ordinary passports may also enter China without a visa provided that their purpose of visit is for tourism, family visit, business or transit, and that their stay in China is no more than 15 days. Please check with your Chinese Embassy or Consulate General or Chinese Visa Application Centre (CVASC) which serves your residence area for your visa application details at your earliest convenience. Without exception, you must have a passport valid for at least six months. Early application is highly recommended.

List of Chinese Embassies or Consulates:

For visa types and apply procedure:

You could also check the information about visa for China at

In general, a Tourist Visa (L Visa) will suffice for your attendance. You might not need to present an invitation letter to apply for a Tourist Visa. However, if it is required or a Business Visa (F Visa) is a must, you probably need an Invitation Letter from the Summit.

To obtain a Summit Invitation Letter, you will need to register in the system and provide TRUE and ACCURATE information as accordingly requested.

  1. Select "Yes" when you see the question asking if you need a visa letter and provide the relevant information requested. Alternatively, you can do it later by logging into the "Personal Center" of your account and selecting "Personal Information" to fill in or for further modification.
  2. When your payment has been successfully made, you can then apply for and download a Summit Invitation Letter to support your visa application. Click "Invitation" on the left menu in the "Personal Centre" of your account (only shown after your successful payment) to download the letter.

If you still have problems/difficulties in obtaining your visa and need a formal Invitation Letter from Duly Authorized Unit, please contact us at dittosummit2023@chinastargroup.com and submit the necessary information below:

  1. Scan a copy of the passport photo page;
  2. The DITTO Summit 2023 registration confirmation letter (The automatically sent email when you complete your account registration.);
  3. Scan a copy of your Work ID or Student ID card.
144-hour Visa-free Transit Policy

Citizens from countries that are listed in the 144-hour Visa-Exemption Transit Policy can transfer to China via any of the following ports of entry including Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, Wutong Port, or Xiamen International Cruise Terminal without Chinese visas by supplying their own valid international travel documents and onward flight/vessel/train tickets to a third country/region with confirmed date and seat within 144 hours upon their arrival.

After having successfully applied for 144-hour visa-exemption transit at one of the above-listed ports of entry, transit passengers are allowed to stay within the restricted administration precinct of Xiamen City ONLY.

Citizens from the following countries can apply for 144-hour visa-exemption transit include:

Albania, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The principality of Monaco, The republic of Belarus, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America.

FAQ of 144-hour Visa-free Transit Policy in Xiamen

Besides, local organiser could NOT provide a summit invitation letter to accompanying personnel according to related regulations. We suggest that accompanying personnel apply for a tourist visa, which will be much easier and require less paperwork.


  1. Please DO NOT submit multiple applications. ONE qualified application can meet the requirements.
  2. It is participant’s right and obligation to provide TRUE and ACCURATE information while registration, particularly when you apply for an invitation letter to support your visa application.
  3. The invitation letter will be proceeded when you have paid for your registration.
  4. In the Summit Invitation Letter, we can ONLY clearly state to support your participation in the DITTO Summit 2023 in Xiamen, China.
  5. Starting from August 30, 2023, China-bound travelers are no longer required to undergo COVID-19 PCR test or Antigen Rapid Test (ART) before entering China. It is no longer required to declare the test result in the Health Declaration Form.
  6. To avoid any travel delays and disruptions, we recommend that all travellers read and follow the instructions in the guidance issued by the official websites of Chinese embassies in your countries carefully.