- 44th world team championships
12th world transnational open teams
- Visa requirements
The first thing to do is to check online to find out what the visa requirements are for your own country – they are different for almost every country with some requiring it to be done online, others where you have to go to the consulate and still others where you have to go and give your fingerprints. They are all different so please CHECK first.
Please do NOT leave it until the last minute – these things take time. It is important to apply as soon as you can … again check the requirements for your country and see how long it will take.
We strong suggest that you apply for a tourist visa, as normally that requires only the flight ticket and hotel reservations.
However if you need an invitation from the Chinese Authorities, please note that this can ONLY be issued for those actually participating in the Championships and for the Championship dates, plus at most a couple of days before or after. People accompanying the players / officials and those wanting to extend their stay for tourism must apply for a tourist visa.
If you really wish to have the official invitation, please click here to download the form which you must complete and send it, by email, with a scan of your passport to Ms Lilian Sun (email@example.com). If you also require an invitation from the WBF please send a copy to Anna Gudge (firstname.lastname@example.org).