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Attending a conference on tourist visa

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  1. #1

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    Attending a conference on tourist visa

    Hey guys, please advise, is it safe to attend a 2 days conference (educational summit) in China on a tourist visa instead of applying a Business visa (F-type). first, i am flying next week and afraid not enough time, also i have almost 6 months tourist visa valid and changing to business visa means my tourist visa will be canceled.

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    You'll be fine. You are not a 1st and last person doing the same.


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    Generally agree that it's not a problem, although a colleague in a similar situation was required to change her visa by the conference organiser.


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    Quote Originally Posted by drumbrake
    Generally agree that it's not a problem, although a colleague in a similar situation was required to change her visa by the conference organiser.
    As a speaker or as an attendee?
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    If you're just attending to listen to someone speak then you'll be fine, if you're going as a speaker and getting paid etc then your are NOT SAFE can easily be ratted out by someone then ur FOOKED!!!


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    Thanks guys, I will be mostly attending workshops and sessions along with presentations from my side during this educational summit, but not getting paid at all.

    yeah, i had a similar case in the past where I was asked to get a study visa for a 5 day training course, but for this one no much instructions from organizers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    As a speaker or as an attendee?
    I think just an attendee. Even if a speaker, she was not getting paid.