PICES 17th Annual Meeting
Beyond observations to achieving understanding and forecasting in a changing North Pacific: Forward to the FUTURE
October 24 - November 2, 2008, Dalian, PR China
All foreign participants need to obtain visas to travel in China and are advised to start the application procedure as soon as possible, at the nearest Chinese Embassy or Consulate in the country of citizenship. Information on all Chinese Embassies and Consulates can be found on China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs webpage (http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/wjb/zwjg/default.htm).

Here are some quick links to the Chinese Embassy websites in PICES countries:

Canada (http://vancouver.china-consulate.org/eng/visa/default.htm)
Japan (http://www.china-embassy.or.jp/jpn/lsyw/qzyw/t331450.htm)
Korea (http://www.chinaemb.or.kr/kor/lshyw/lsk_qz/default.htm)
Russia (http://ru.china-embassy.org/rus/lsyw/sbqz/t128805.htm)
US.A. (http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/hzqz/zgqz/default.htm)

A letter of invitation is necessary to apply for a visa
Request a letter from Ms. Dongmei Tang with a copy to Ms. Xinzhen Lin and PICES Secretariat: All applicants need to include this information in their request:

Ms. Dongmei Tang
Programme Officer
Department of International Cooperation
State Oceanic Administration
1 Fuxingmenwai Avenue,
Beijing, People’s Republic of China. 100860

Tel: (86-10) 68047671, (86-10) 68048051
Fax: (86-10) 68030799, (86-10) 68048051
E-mail: tdm@soa.gov.cn or dongmei_tang@263.net

1. Name (as on passport)
2. Passport number
3. Institution and department/division
4. Office address (detailed street address, no P.O. Box)
5. Office phone number
6. Office fax number
7. Date of arrival in China
8. Period of stay in China
9. Purpose of visit
10. Cities you will visit besides Dalian
11. Please specify if the Chinese Embassy/Consulate in your area requires the original version of the invitation letter instead of an electronic version

Ms. Xinzhen Lin
Chief, International Cooperation Office,
National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center,
42 Linghe Street, Dalian 116023, P. R. China

Tel: 86-411-84783299
Fax: 86-411-84783277
E-mail: xzlin@nmemc.gov.cn



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