[FOSDEM] more problems with visa letters
fosdem.inb at karan.org
Mon Jan 25 15:23:47 CET 2016
On 25/01/16 08:55, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 11:54:01AM +0100, Daniel Pocock wrote:
>> That message wasn't asking them to do such a thing, it was only written out
>> of respect for those contributors to our community who either can't attend or
>> have to waste a significant amount of time and energy on such things in order
>> to do so.
> Be that as it may, we (FOSDEM) are not going to put ourselves at risk of
> legal problems just so we can make it easier for people to attend.
> If we *can* make it easier for people to attend *without* putting FOSDEM
> vzw at risk of legal repercussions in case a person we don't actually
> know disappears, we will do so. Writing formal invitation letters from
> an automated website doesn't fit that bill, however.
As a holder of an Indian passport, I've never had a problem attending
Fosdem ( 7 so far! ). Except for the one year when I tried to use a
sponsored / invited visa. That was far more painful for everyone
involved, than just asking for a tourist visa on the cultural tickbox (
and supporting it with Fosdem's details ).
Avoid agents, approach the embassy directly. And be ready to prove
support ability and travel cover for the duration and have suitable
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