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Most Activities will be held at ITP, and all visitors will be accommodated at:

1. Ya'ao International Hotel Beijing (北京亚奥国际酒店) ★★★★

Location: No.1 Datun Road Beishatan, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Tel: (+86) 010 - 84097100

Website: http://www.cnwhotel.com/list/home28250

2. China National Convention Center Grand Hotel(国家会议中心大酒店)★★★★★

Location: Building 1, 8 West Beichen Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Tel: (+86) 010 - 84097100

Website: http://www.cnccgrandhotel.com/en/index.html

3. 7Days Inn Beijing Beishatan (七天连锁酒店-北沙滩地铁站店)★★★

Location: No.1 Beishatan Deshengmenwai, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Tel: (+86) 010 - 84097100

Website: http://www.7daysinn.cn

Address: Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 16 Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P.R. China

Phone: +86-10-84097100

Fax: +86-10-84097079

Website: http://www.itpcas.ac.cn

E-mail: itpcas@itpcas.ac.cn


a) Taxi. It takes about 40 minutes by taxi from Beijing Capital Airport to the ITP and nearby. Taxi fare from the airport to hotels is around 80 CNY (approx. US$ 13) including CNY 10 for toll fee. We suggest you wait for taxi at the airport designated taxi station. Please ask for a receipt/invoice before you leave the taxi.

Please note: It's been reported that many private drivers will claim themselves as 'taxi drivers' or 'taxi companies' and even guarantee an official invoice. If you want to take a taxi please follow the signs in the airport and go directly to the taxi waiting area, where you can find the real taxi that looks the same as shown on the photo below. Please do not trust anyone who appoaches and offers rides, real taxi drivers never leave their car and lure customers.

Website: http://www.cnwhotel.com/list/home28250

This is how Beijing taxis look like. Please do not take other private cars.

Sample of a taxi invoice

b) Airport shuttle bus. Airport shuttle bus is available at all three terminals of Beijing Capital Airport. Tickets can be purchased at Exit No.7, Terminal 1; Exit No. 9, Terminal 2; and Exit No. 7, Terminal 3. Please take shuttle No. 6 to Ao-Yun-Cun. The fee is CNY 16. The earliest shuttle is 7:00 and the latest is 23:00.

c) Subway. Airport Line—Line 8—Line 15 and please leave the train at Bei-Sha-Tan Station (Exit B).

Visa Application

1. Entry Requirements

(1) Passport

Original passport with at least six months of remaining validity and blank visa pages, and a photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate.

(2) Visa Application Form and Photo

One completed Visa Application Form with a recently-taken color passport photo (bare-head, full face) against a light background attached

(3) Proof of legal stay or residence status (applicable to those not applying for the visa in their country of citizenship)

If you are not applying for the visa in the country of your citizenship, you must provide the original and photocopy of your valid certificates or visa of stay, residence, employment or student status, or other valid certificates of legal staying provided by the relevant authorities of the country where you are currently staying.

(4) Photocopy of previous Chinese passports or previous Chinese visas(Applicable to foreign citizens those who were Chinese citizens and have obtained foreign citizenship)

If you are applying for a Chinese visa for the first time, you should provide your previous Chinese passport held and a photocopy of its data page. If you have obtained Chinese visas before and want to apply for a Chinese visa with a renewed foreign passport that does not contain any Chinese visa, you should present the photocopy of the previous passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate, as well as the previous Chinese visa page. (If your name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, you must provide an official document of name change.)

2. Visa Types

(1) Visit Visa (F-Visa):

Issued to those who intend to go to China for exchanges, visits, study tours and other activities.

(2) Tourist Visa (L-Visa)

Issued to those who intend to go to China as a tourist.

(3) Working Visa (Z-Visa)

Issued to those who intend to work in China.

(4) High-Level Talents Visa (R-Visa)

Issued to those who are high-level talents or whose skills are urgently needed in China.

3. Countries with Visa-Free Entry to China

The duration of stay in China for citizens from these countries may not exceed 30 days from the date of entry into China. For the extension of stay duration, application must be made in advance.

Please click the List of Agreements on Mutual Visa Exemption between the People's Republic of China and Foreign Countries to View/Download the list of Visa-Free Countries

4. An Invitation Letter to apply for visas

To request an Invitation Letter from the Institute of physics. Chinese Academy of Sciences, please submit the following personal information and documents to the Foreign Affairs Office by email to yangliu@iphy.ac.cn

(1) Personal Information

Title (i.e. Dr/Prof/Mr/Ms):

Full Name:


Date of Birth:

Job Title:


Passport Number:


Arrival Date:

Departure Date:

Postal Address:

City & Country of the Embassy/Consulate office that you plan to apply for visa:

(2) Documents

Brief Job and Company Description

Scanned Copy of Your Passport

5. Important Notes

Proof of arrival, departure, hotel reservation and financial ability

The Consular Office may request for a copy of confirmed hotel reservation, air ticket and bank deposits. The visa applicant’s name must be listed on these documents. Please be prepared to furnish these additional documents upon request.