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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 14:50:22 GMT
On 2016-05-06 16:38, Rich Bowen wrote:
>
>
> 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.
>>
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>
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> 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

Well, no.
Those pages say that for *Non-US-Citizen* you need:

   "to have either a visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
    AND an Invitation Letter from the conference to enter Canada."

Note the capital AND in that sentence.

So I think those pages are confusing for Non-US Citizen in this regard.

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>
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>>> 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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