The Shanghai International Circuit, host of the Chinese Grand Prix, will undergo an FIA inspection in March before it gets the green light for this year's race.
The event was listed as provisional on the 2011 calendar published by the FIA in November, as some upgrades were needed to the track.
Organisers of the race have assured the FIA that the necessary work will be completed for the March inspection.
"The Shanghai International Circuit has confirmed that all work as requested by the FIA will be carried out and should be completed by the end of February," a spokeswoman for the FIA told Reuters.
"Before a new licence can be issued, the FIA will carry out a final inspection in March."