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The Buyer card(badge) is the only official admission to Canton Fair. It is valid for years multiple sessions of the fair. The only place to get the buyer card is the registration office. Pre-register online will save you time and money.

Invitation

 With the Invitation(pre-registration), overseas buyers could:

  • Apply for Visa to China(Please be kindly noted that the invitation letter issued by Canton Fair might help you get the Chinese Visa but it all depends on the Chinese Embassy in your country)
  • Get registered and free entry badge to the Fair by Express Channel.

Overseas buyers could apply invitation for Canton Fair through:

  1. By BEST (Buyer E-Service Tool), regular buyers go>>> new buyers go>>>
  2. By contacting Canton Fair Call Centre, China Foreign Trade Centre
  3. By contacting the Economic & Commercial Counsellor's Office of the Embassy (The Economic & Commercial Section of the Consulate General) of P.R. China in your region
  4. By contacting Overseas cooperative organizations of China Foreign Trade Centre
  5. By contacting Canton Fair Hong Kong Representative Office
  6. By contacting the Chinese foreign trade corporations (enterprises) with whom you are business-related 

(for government authorized invitation please try option 2.3.4.5, or apply for a visa by an agency)

FAQ: 

Must I get an invitation or register online to attend the Canton Fair? 

Visa

Who from countries without The visa-free policy of China, please apply for a Chinese visa(any type, usually "M") with the Invitation to the Canton Fair before you go to China. The official Canton Fair invitation list only the Buyer's Name, Nationality and Company Name. Usually, an invitation from any Chinese factories or foreign trade corporations (enterprises) more works for Chinese visa application.

(Please be kindly noted that the invitation as you attached is the invitation letter issued by Canton Fair. It might help you get the Chinese Visa but it all depends on the Chinese Embassy in your country.)

Here is the place you can get the Chinese Visa. (If it is very urgent or you are already on the plane, choose option 3,4)

  1. The Embassy or Consulate General of P.R.China in your country(Missions Overseas). Each country is different, please contact to get more information. Lots of paperwork but cost less money.
  2. The local travel agency or Visa agency. It will cost some money, please search online for each country. The Chinese Embassy is very busy, and they often want you to have a professional agent to help with the visa business. That's why it can be so difficult to do it by yourself.
  3. The Commissioner's Office of China's Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong.  Website  http://www.fmcoprc.gov.hk/eng/fwxx/wgrqz/ Tel: 852-34132300 or 852-34132424 (available at 10:00-11:00am, 3:00-4:00pm on workdays) Fax: 852-34132345 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  4. Fair visitors can also entrust the visa application to China Travel Service (Hong Kong) Ltd. (Add: 1/F., Alpha House, 27-33 Nathan Rd., Kowloon, Hong Kong,Tel: 852-2315 7150, Fax: 852-2315 7292).
  5. 72/144 hour Transit Visa Exemption Policy. (Q&A on 72-hour Transit Visa Exemption Policy)  

Notice:

a. Buyers who need to leave Mainland China to Hong Kong, Macau, and come back again to Guangzhou, must apply for a multi-entry visa.

b. It is very hard to extend the visa and apply for a new visa in China mainland, we suggest applying it by going to Hong Kong.

c. If you already flight to China without a Chinese Visa, you will be sent to Hong Kong.

Registration

The Buyer card(badge) is the only official admission to Canton Fair. It is valid for years multiple sessions of the fair. The only place to get the buyer badge must be at Canton Fair Registration office, pre-register online will save everybody's register time.

Pre-registration for the 125th Canton Fair and pre-apply badge Now!

1. Registration Offices set up in cooperation hotels

2. Registration Offices set up in China Import and Export Fair Complex

Overseas Buyers' Registration Position:

Road opposite of Area A west side


Road opposite of Area B Eastside



Hall 16.1 Area C

 

3. Registration Offices set up in Canton Fair Hong Kong Representative Office

Address: Room 3106 – 3107, Office Tower, Convention Plaza, No.1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Customer Service Hotline: (852)2877 1318
Fax: (852) 2838 3169
Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10 am to 12:30 pm & 2 pm to 5 pm; Closed on Saturday, Sunday and in Hong Kong Public Holidays
Website: http://hk.cantonfair.org.cn/en/commondetail.aspx?oid=18807

Documents Requested: 
  1. Online pre-applied Receipt.
  2. Personal documents(Overseas passport, HK/Macau Home-return Permit, Taiwan Compatriot Travel Certificate, Valid Id as Overseas Chinese, or Chinese Passports with an above-one-year overseas work visa);
 
Notes: 
  • Pre-applied buyers don't need to give photos.
  • The badge can be effectively used for multiple sessions, re-application due to losing or forgetting taking it will be charged 200RMB, kindly keep it safe.
  • The old badge would become invalid right after re-application, please ensure the badge you wear is the newest.
Buyers
Documents Requested
Registration Venues

Paper Invitation/E-Invitation Holders

a. Paper Invitation Card or E-Invitation issued by Canton Fair
b. Personal documents (More details please see notes)
c. A recent photo of the size of 5cm X 4cm
d. Name Card

China Import and Export Fair Complex or in the appointed hotels
On-line Pre-Apply for IC Card

a. Notice for Acquiring Cards
b. Personal documents (More details please see notes)
c. Name Card

Registration Office in China Import and Export Fair Complex or in the appointed hotels
Non-Invitation Buyers who have been to Canton Fair

a. Personal documents (More details please see notes)
b. A recent photo of the size of 5cm X 4cm
c. Name Card
d. Buyer Card for the past Canton Fair

Registration Office in China Import and Export Fair Complex or in the appointed hotels
Non-Invitation Buyers

a. Personal documents (More details please see notes).
b. A recent photo of the size of 5cm X 4cm
c. Name Card
d. Service Charge: RMB 100

Registration Office in China Import and Export Fair Complex or in the appointed hotels
Representatives of Foreign Company's Representative Office in China

a. Copy of Business Registration Certificate of Foreign Company's Representative Office in China
b. The Employee's ID Card & Copy 
c. A most recent personal photo
d . Name Card
300 RMB /day plus another 30 RMB/card as service fee must be paid besides presenting the requested document. Only one local representative is allowed for each overseas company and must be accompanied and signature-confirmed by buyers of the relative overseas company)

Registration Office in China Import and Export Fair Complex
  • Personal document. Include Overseas Passport(not China Passport), Hong Kong/ Macao Home-return Permit or I.D. Card, Taiwan Compatriot Travel Certificate, valid documents for overseas Chinese or a Chinese passport with the valid overseas employment visa valid for over one year.
  • The personal photo 5cm X 4cm (or cost 30RMB when register).
  • Name Card (about 70RMB print 500pics outside canton fair)

Overseas Buyers' Registration Office in China Import and Export Fair Complex:
 

Phase I
Apr./Oct.14, 10:30-18:00
Apr./Oct. 15-18, 8:30-18:00
Apr. /Oct.19, 8:30-16:00

Phase II
Apr./Oct. 23-26, 8:30-18:00
Apr. /Oct.27, 8:30-16:00

Phase III
In Spring: May 1-4, 8:30-18:00,May 5, 8:30-14:00
In Autumn: Oct. 31-Nov.3, 8:30-18:00, Nov. 4, 8:30-14:00



Overseas Buyers' Registration Office in appointed hotels:

Phase I 
Apr. /Oct.14, 8:30-18:00
Apr. /Oct.15-17, 8:30-18:00
Phase II
Apr. /Oct.22-24, 8:30-18:00
Phase III
In Spring: Apr. 30-May 1, 8:30-18:00; May 2, 8:30-14:00
In Autumn: Oct. 30-31, 8:30-18:00; Nov.1, 8:30-14:00

If you have got a Buyer’s IC Card, please be informed that: The Entry Badge (IC Card) is valid for the upcoming sessions of the Fair, which surely saves your time with an easy access. If you forget to bring the Card or lost it, re-application will cost you 150 RMB/card as a service fee.

Buyer Card is the only official admission to the Fair and is available at China Import and Export Fair Complex. However, to save your time and make the registration easier, we now set 31 Overseas Buyers’ Registration Office at appointed hotels. And we strongly suggest you get Canton Fair entry badge in these 31 hotels, considering the registration peak hour that occurs at 9:30 am 12:00 am at China Import and Export Fair Complex. Definitely, it is the best way for you also, for the buyers who stay near these areas, please register in hotels too.

FAQ: How to get the buyer badge?

 

You need to register when you get to Buyer Registration Offices below, with your passport and business card. These are the only place that you can get the Canton fair buyer badge. To encourage online pre-registration to save everybody's time, pre-registered can get the badge by Express Channel and save 150RMB register fee when getting to the registration office.

1. Registration Offices set up in cooperation hotels

2. Registration Offices set up in China Import and Export Fair Complex

Overseas Buyers' Registration Position:

A. Road opposite of Area A west side B. Road opposite of Area B Eastside C. Hall 16.1 Area C

  

3. Registration Offices set up in Canton Fair Hong Kong Representative Office

Address: Room 3106 – 3107, Office Tower, Convention Plaza, No.1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Customer Service Hotline: (852)2877 1318
Fax: (852) 2838 3169
Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10 am to 12:30 pm & 2 pm to 5 pm; Closed on Saturday, Sunday and in Hong Kong Public Holidays
Website: http://hk.cantonfair.org.cn/en/commondetail.aspx?oid=18807

 

Registration time of Overseas Buyers' Registration Office in China Import and Export Fair Complex:
 

Phase I
Apr./Oct.14, 10:30-18:00
Apr./Oct. 15-18, 8:30-18:00
Apr. /Oct.19, 8:30-16:00

Phase II
Apr./Oct. 23-26, 8:30-18:00
Apr. /Oct.27, 8:30-16:00

Phase III
In Spring: May 1-4, 8:30-18:00,May 5, 8:30-14:00
In Autumn: Oct. 31-Nov.3, 8:30-18:00, Nov. 4, 8:30-14:00



Registration time of Overseas Buyers' Registration Office in appointed hotels:

Phase I 
Apr. /Oct.14, 8:30-18:00
Apr. /Oct.15-17, 8:30-18:00
Phase II
Apr. /Oct.22-24, 8:30-18:00
Phase III
In Spring: Apr. 30-May 1, 8:30-18:00; May 2, 8:30-14:00
In Autumn: Oct. 30-31, 8:30-18:00; Nov.1, 8:30-14:00