The registration and verification for overseas buyers is available now. To register or verify, please go to https://www.cantonfair.org.cn/en-US/register/index and click "Overseas Buyer."

To attend the Canton Fair, you will need a Chinese visa and registration for a buyer badge. The invitation from the fair may help you get both.

  • Invitation
  • Visa
  • Registration


 With the Invitation, overseas buyers could:

  • Apply for Visa to China(Canton Fair invitation might be able to help you get a visa, but it all depends on the Chinese Embassy in your country).
  • Get a free entry badge to the Fair in Registration Express Channel.

Overseas buyers could apply invitation to Canton Fair through:

  1. By BEST (Buyer E-Service Tool)
  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 - (852)28771318
  6. By contacting the Chinese foreign trade corporations (enterprises) with whom you are business-related 


Do I need a Chinese visa to visit the Canton Fair?

If you are not from a country that has a visa-free policy with China, then you will need to apply for a Chinese visa before you go. There are many different types of visas, but the most common one for business trip is the "M" visa. 

Here is the place you can get a Chinese Visa.

  1. The Embassy or Consulate General of P.R.China in your country(Missions Overseas). 
  2. A local travel agency or visa agency. 
  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  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  4. 72/144-hour Transit Visa Exemption Policy. (Q&A on 72-hour Transit Visa Exemption Policy)  


  • The official Canton Fair invitation list only the Buyer's Name, Nationality, and Company Name. Usually, an invitation from Chinese factories or foreign trade corporations (enterprises) more works for Chinese visa applications. Please be kindly noted that the Canton Fair's invitation might help you get the Chinese Visa, but it all depends on the Chinese Embassy in your country.
  • Buyers who need to leave Mainland China to Hong Kong, Macau, and come back again to Guangzhou, must apply for a multi-entry visa.
  • If you already flight to China without a Chinese Visa, you may choose fly to Hong Kong.


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