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From Ate Douma <...@douma.nu>
Subject Re: Apache Big Data / ApacheCon conference Invitation Letter required for Non-US Citizens?
Date Fri, 06 May 2016 12:57:25 GMT
On 2016-05-06 14:52, Marcel Offermans wrote:
> Hello Ate,
>
> That same page [1] also contains a link to a page that allows you to check what
> travel documentation you need depending on your country of origin. If you select
> “Netherlands” there it states that an eTA is enough. So the notice you quote is
> as confusing to you as it is to me but so far I’m guessing we’re good to go.
> Some official confirmation would be nice though.

Thanks Marcel, that is useful info.

See ya in Vancouver, Ate

>
> Greetings, Marcel
>
> On 6 May 2016 at 14:41:01, Ate Douma (ate@douma.nu <mailto:ate@douma.nu>) wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Preparing for my trip to Vancouver tomorrow, I only now noticed the following
>> on the event site [1]:
>>
>> "As of March 15, 2016, Canada requires all non-US citizens to have either a
>> visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) AND an Invitation Letter from
>> the conference to enter the country."
>>
>> It then goes on with providing a link to request such an Invitation Letter [2],
>> but that ends up with the following text:
>>
>> "Visa letter requests are not currently being accepted. Please check back
>> soon."
>>
>> I'm puzzled what this is all about and if such Invitation Letter is required
>> indeed. And if so, how about getting one on a short notice?
>>
>> Note, I already did apply for and receive the ETA.
>>
>> Regards, Ate
>>
>> [1]
>> http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/attend/hotel-and-travel
>>
>> [2]
>> http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/attend/visa-request
>>



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