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From Louis Suárez-Potts <lsuarezpo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ApacheCon EU] China: Visas to Germany
Date Tue, 23 Oct 2012 02:40:01 GMT
Sorry for top post but:
Are there not other Apache EU projects suffering the same effects?

Louis

On 22 October 2012 22:34, Peter Junge <peter.junge@gmx.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have heard several Chinese speakers who want to present at the ApacheCon
> EU 2012 are having problems with getting their visa in time.
>
> Indeed, the recent situation was very bad because the German embassy doesn't
> have the resources to handle the strong demand for German visas in China,
> e.g. they have only two telephone lines to make appointments for submitting
> visa applications.
>
> Just last week the German embassy started to outsource the visa application
> process to a private agency which will certainly make everything easier,
> e.g. they are checking each application for completeness and correctness
> while previously visa applications were declined deliberately without giving
> any information about what went wrong.
>
> The website of the visa agency can be found here:
> https://cn.tlscontact.com/cnBJS2de/splash.php
> The service is available in English, Chinese and German.
>
> Additional information from the German embassy (in Chinese) can be found
> here:
> http://www.china.diplo.de/Vertretung/china/zh/01-service/visa/tls/0-s.html
>
> Hope it's not to late.
>
> Peter

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