Internet Dating Conference (Shanghai) will be held May 17-18, 2007 at the Four Points Sheraton Shanghai Hotel, located in Shanghai, China.
For those who wish to stay at the hotel, we have obtained a special single/double room rate of RMB 900.00 (~ USD $ 115.00), plus 15% Taxes per night. Just call the hotel at +86 (21) 5039 9999 and mention "Internet Dating Conference" for the special rate or fax to +86 (21) 5870 7003 or email .
BUSINESS VISA INFORMATION
We strongly recommend using a visa services company for applying for a chinese visa. As an online dating executive, this will save you alot of time and frustration. It costs around USD $200, compared to $50-125 to apply for the visa in person. (See below for more).
A visa is required for US, Canadian and E.U. citizens to enter China. You need to either apply in person or you can have someone represent you at the consulate (like a visa service company). Requirements:
Processing Time: 7 business days (you can get same-day rush processing)
Passport with at least one unused, unstamped page. Application Form (also SEE HERE). 2 Passport Photographs (Digital Printer NOT acceptable) Business Letter (Use receipt from iDate2007 Shanghai Registration) Letter of invitation from an authorized unit in China. Upon reserving a hotel with the Four Points Sheraton, contact them THE SAME DAY and inform them you will be attending the "Internet Dating Conference." Request for the Four Points Sheraton to fax a letter confirming that you will be at the hotel.
Recommended Visa Services Companies:
USA and UK Citizens: ZVS has numerous offices in the USA and London. Tel : USA (866) 788 1100. Visa forms can be found HERE.
CANADIAN Citizens: VISA CONNECTION has offices in every major city in Canada. They specialize in Canada. Tel: (866) 566 8472. More info on Visa Requirements for Canadian Citizens can be read HERE.
LIST OF CHINESE EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES
US Citizens: USA Chinese Embassies and Consulate Offices
Note: The New York Chinese Embassy Visa Page doesn't work well in English and has HTML errors. Often the page is down. They are at 520 12th Ave, New York,NY 10036 Tel: (212) 244 9456
CANADIAN Citizens: TORONTO - CHINESE EMBASSY
UK Citizens: LONDON - CHINESE EMBASSY
FRENCH Citizens: PARIS - CHINESE EMBASSY
DUTCH Citizens: AMSTERDAM - CHINESE EMBASSY
GERMAN Citizens: GERMANY - CHINESE EMBASSY
AUSTRALIAN Citizens: AUSTRALIAN - CHINESE EMBASSY
SWEDISH Citizens: SWEDEN - CHINESE EMBASSY
NORWEIGAN Citizens: NORWAY - CHINESE EMBASSY
DENMARK Citizens: DENMARK - CHINESE EMBASSY