Visa Policy Information

We are excited to host scholars, professionals, and enthusiasts from around the globe. If you’re planning to attend BigDIA 2023 and are not a a Mainland China resident, you may need a visa. Here’s what you need to know about the visa policy and exemptions.

Visa Requirements

Foreign nationals from most countries will require a visa to enter Mainland China. Please consult your nearest Chinese consulate or embassy to understand the specific visa requirements applicable to your country.

Visa-Free Entry Policy

Good news! If you are a citizen of one of the following 59 countries, you can take advantage of the Visa-Free Entry Policy: (Above is a map highlighting countries that enjoy visa-free entry to Mainland China)

  • Russia, the UK, France, Germany, Norway, Ukraine, Italy, Austria, Finland, Holland, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Belgium, Czech, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Monaco, and Belarus.

Special Visa-Free Duration:

  • Up to 15 days: Brunei, Singapore, and Japan
  • Up to 30 days: United Arab Emirates and Serbia

For attendees from these countries, no advance visa arrangements are required. Just bring your passport and come!

International Conference on Big Data and Information Analytics
Registration for the conference is on December 15th, with sessions on the 16th and 17th. Please make your own travel and accommodation arrangements.

Call for Papers is Available. For more details please click HERE.

Individual registration can be accessed via this link

Information About How to Become a Sponsor is Available. For more details please click HERE.

Are you attending BigDIA 2023 from outside of Mainland China? Make sure to check our Visa Policy for important information on entry requirements and visa-free countries.
Important Dates


October 10 October 30

Paper Submission Deadline

November 15

Notification of Acceptance

November 30

Camera-ready Submission

December 15-17

BigDIA 2023 Conference