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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: Apache Big Data / ApacheCon conference Invitation Letter required for Non-US Citizens?
Date Fri, 06 May 2016 13:16:34 GMT
Your registration confirmation suffices, as it contains the correct
phrasing to serve also as an invitation letter.

--Rich

On 05/06/2016 08:39 AM, Ate Douma 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
> 


-- 
Rich Bowen - rbowen@rcbowen.com - @rbowen
http://apachecon.com/ - @apachecon


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