Sanya implements a Visa-free policy for 59 countries, including 40 countries in Europe, 11 in Asia, 4 in South America, 2 in North America and 2 in Oceania! More details can be found in General Informaiton.

Visa Policy in Sanya & Changsha

Visa policy in Changsha

The pre-IMC meeting will be held at the Changsha city. Changsha entry needs visa application. You can apply for F visa for academic exchanges. You can also click the button below to check the Chinese Visa Application Center Website for more information.

The invitation letter can be download from the link below. Please kindly fill in the letter with your own information and check with the ambassador if the template works fine considering potential different requests from different countries.

If you have confirmed this template is applicable, please contact the conference secretariat at to get the stamp.

Invitation Letter for Visa Application

Visa policy in Sanya

Sanya implements the Visa-free policy of 30-day stay for 59 countries, including 40 countries in Europe, 11 in Asia, 4 in South America, 2 in North America and 2 in Oceania. The list for those countries is as below:

Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, Russia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Albania, Belarus, Norway

North America:United States, Canada

South America:Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile

Oceania:Australia, New Zealand

Asia:South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Malaysia, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Philippine, Indonesia

Please kindly apply for a F visa if the visa-free policy above is not applicable to you.

Note: The visa-free policy only applies when you enter China in Hainan province.




1. Pre-IMC to be held in Changsha in 23-24 Sept.

Please RSVP by 15 July 2024 to the secretariat at

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2. Click the link below to download visa invitation letter!

Visa Policy in Sanya & Changsha - International Myopia Conference 2024


3. Call for nominations!

As is now a well-established tradition of the International Myopia Conference series, we are calling for nominations for the two memorial lectures. Please send your nominations to  Professor Christine Wildsoet by and Professor Frank Schaeffel by before the end of July.

Click the link to know more: Nominations for Memorial Lectures - International Myopia Conference 2024