[bsdcan-volunteers] VISA for speakers
doverosx at gmail.com
Sat Apr 9 14:51:14 BST 2011
On 4/9/2011 9:39 AM, Dan Langille wrote:
> I have a speaker who applied for a VISA this year, and was rejected. Why? Well, that's not clear, but I understand it was because he visite Niagala Falls on his way back from a conference in 2008.
> There are enough of you in Ottawa to know who I can talk to in order to get this cleared up.
> Do you know who to call? Who to talk to? etc... it's pretty frustrating that a key contributor is not allowed into the country for such a seemingly silly reason.
> Disclosure: this is for PGCon, not BSDCan.
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Just to confirm Dan. There is a letter from Canada Immigration that
states specifically the reason why his application was rejected, this is
important information especially the wording they use (loop holes?). I'm
going to forward this onto my CRA and HRSDC contacts and see if they
It IS possible for him to speak to a company sponsor for PGCon to apply
the Visa for "company" or "work related training" as well.
RE: The traveling to Niagra, if it is against the terms and conditions
of the Visa...then that is the way she 'works'. Sucks indeed.
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