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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 14:19:02 GMT
On 2016-05-06 15:16, Rich Bowen wrote:
> Your registration confirmation suffices, as it contains the correct
> phrasing to serve also as an invitation letter.

Thanks Rich!

Would be good if LF adds this to the event sites.

Regards, Ate

>
> --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
>>
>
>


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