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Step 1 to visit Canton Fair: Apply for Invitation and Pre-apply for Multi-entry Badge (IC Card)

Hong Kong Buyers

Overseas Buyers

Hong Kong Buyers:

Regular Buyer

1st Step:
Apply for Invitation

1. Canton Fair Invitation can be used to apply for China Visa.  If you do not need to apply for China Visa, invitation is not necessary.  Please go to the 2nd Step - Pre-apply for Buyer Entry Badge(IC Card) directly.For those buyers who need Invitation to apply for China Visa, please apply via the following methods:

  • Online application
    Please login to the Buyer E-Service Tool (BEST) by using the given user name and password of your company and apply for the invitation of that session of Canton Fair. Please click "Getting user name and password for regular buyer" if you forget the user name and password.        


2. Charge: Free of charge

2nd Step:
Pre-apply for Buyer Entry Badge(IC Card)

Pre-application can be made via one of the following options:

Option 1: If you plan to get your IC card in Canton Fair Hong Kong Representative Office IN HONG KONG (service is to be provided throughout the year), please fill in the Pre-application form for Buyer Entry Badge(IC Card) with required documents and submit to Canton Fair Hong Kong Representative Office(application-hk@cantonfair.org.cn).

After the application is accepted, if the applicant is not able to collect his/her IC card at Canton Fair Hong Kong Representative Office finally due to the change of the schedule, please note that RMB200 will be charged for each badge if the card will be collected at the other registration counters (Canton Fair Complex or appointed hotels in Guangzhou).

Option 2: If you plan to get your IC card at the registration counters of Canton Fair Complex or the appointed hotels IN GUANGZHOU, CHINA (only serve during Canton Fair period),please login to the Buyer E-Service Tool (BEST) by using the given user name and password of your company and make pre-application for the IC Card. Please click "Getting user name and password for regular buyer" if you forget the user name and password.

Note:The application will be approved and an email notice with collection details will be sent within 3 working days.

 New Buyer

1st Step:
Apply for Invitation

1. Canton Fair Invitation can be used to apply for China Visa.  If you do not need to apply for China Visa, invitation is not necessary.  Please go to the 2nd Step - Pre-apply for Buyer Entry Badge(IC Card) directly.For those buyers who need Invitation to apply for China Visa, please apply via the following methods:

  • Online application
    Please apply via Buyer Buyer E-Service Tool (BEST). Click "Registration for New Buyers". Canton Fair will provide an user name and password for your company within 3 working days once the registration is completed.  

2. Charge: Free of charge

2nd Step:
Pre-apply for Buyer Entry Badge(IC Card)

Pre-application can be made via one of the following options:

Option 1: If you plan to get your IC card in Canton Fair Hong Kong Representative Office IN HONG KONG (service is to be provided throughout the year),please fill in the Pre-application form for Buyer Entry Badge(IC Card) with required documents and submit to Canton Fair Hong Kong Representative Office(application-hk@cantonfair.org.cn).

After the application is accepted, if the applicant is not able to collect his/her IC card at Canton Fair Hong Kong Representative Office finally due to the change of the schedule, please note that RMB200 will be charged for each badge if the card will be collected at the other registration counters (Canton Fair Complex or appointed hotels in Guangzhou).

Option 2: If you plan to get your IC card at the registeration counters of Canton Fair Complex or the appointed hotels IN GUANGZHOU, CHINA (only serve during Canton Fair period),please login to the Buyer E-Service Tool (BEST) by using the given user name and password of your company and make pre-application for the IC Card.  

Note:The application will be approved and an email notice with collection details will be sent within 3 working days.

 

Overseas Buyers:

Regular Buyer

1st Step:
Apply for Invitation

1. Canton Fair Invitation can be used to apply for China Visa.  If you do not need to apply for China Visa, invitation is not necessary.  Please go to the 2nd Step - Pre-apply for Buyer Entry Badge(IC Card) directly.For those buyers who need Invitation to apply for China Visa, please apply via the following methods:

  • Online application
    Please login to the Buyer E-Service Tool (BEST) by using the given user name and password of your company and apply for the invitation of that session of Canton Fair. Please click "Getting user name and password for regular buyer" if you forget the user name and password.

2. Charge: Free of charge

2nd Step:
Pre-apply for Buyer Entry Badge(IC Card)
  1. Please login to the Buyer E-Service Tool (BEST) by using the given user name and password of your company and make pre-application for the IC Card. Please click "Getting user name and password for regular buyer" if you forget the user name and password.
  2. The application will be approved and an email notice will be sent within 3 working days.
  3. Charge: Free of charge

New Buyer

1st Step:
Apply for Invitation

1. Canton Fair Invitation can be used to apply for China Visa.  If you do not need to apply for China Visa, invitation is not necessary.  Please go to the 2nd Step - Pre-apply for Buyer Entry Badge(IC Card) directly.For those buyers who need Invitation to apply for China Visa, please apply via the following methods:

  •  Online application
    Please apply via Buyer E-Service Tool (BEST). Click "Registration for New Buyers". Canton Fair will provide an user name and password for your company within 3 working days once the registration is completed.  

2.Charge: Free of charge

2nd Step:
Pre-apply for Buyer Entry Badge(IC Card)
  1. Please login to the Buyer E-Service Tool (BEST) by using the given user name and password of your company and make pre-application for the IC Card.
  2. The application will be approved and an email notice will be sent within 3 working days.
  3. Charge: Free of charge

Remarks:

  1. Buyers can choose to apply paper invitation card or E-invitation and print out the e-invitation. With the Invitation, overseas buyers could apply for Visa to China and get registered and free entry badge to the Fair.
  2. Chinese buyers
    Canton Fair Invitation will be issued ONLY for Overseas buyers or Chinese buyers who are holding a Chinese passport with the valid overseas employment visa valid for over one year without restriction on exit and entry to that country AND his/her company is located outside Chinese Mainland.   Otherwise, all Chinese must  be accompanied with overseas colleague with the second generation Chinese ID card & copy of the ID card, business card and a most recent passport photo (5cm x 4cm) to make registration at overseas Buyer's Registration Office(One overseas company can only be accompanied with one Chinese). The fee is 300 RMB/person/day and another 30 RMB for the cost of the badge.
  3. Download User Guide for Buyer E-Service Tool (BEST)
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