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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 14:38:22 GMT


On 05/06/2016 10:19 AM, Ate Douma wrote:
> 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.
> 



It's on the Hotel/Travel pages:

http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-north-america/attend/hotel-and-travel

http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/attend/hotel-and-travel




>> 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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