[Community-Discuss] [AFRINIC-Announce] Important Visa Notice for Africa Internet Summit 2016 (AIS'16) Delegates

Dewole Dewole
Fri Apr 22 16:05:33 UTC 2016

:-( That's going to put a damper on AIS participation for those from 
outside the region (especially when you throw in South African transit 
visa requirements).

Would it be possible for Afrinic and Afnog secretariats to help the 
folks at BOCRA understand the part they can play to ease the visa 
processing? Being a government agency, they should have some clout. 
Giving the home office a list of registered participants seems to have 
eased a few visa troubles with foreign missions in the past.


On 4/22/2016 1:39 PM, AFRINIC Communication wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> We wish to inform all those who are planning to travel to the Africa 
> Internet Summit 2016 (AIS’16) to Gaborone, Botswana that the 
> organisers will not be able to offer assistance with visa processing 
> and encourage you to contact your nearest Botswana embassy as soon as 
> possible to ensure that your visa(s) are processed on time.
> If you are transiting through South Africa, please note that holders 
> of non-exempt passports may also require a transit visa. Please 
> contact your nearest South African embassy to check the requirements.
> You can download your invitation letter once you have registered on 
> the meeting website here 
> <https://internetsummitafrica.org/component/afmeeting/?view=register> to 
> support your visa application.
> You can visit the AIS’16 website (https://internetsummitafrica.org/) 
> for more information.
> AIS’16 Organising Committee
> …………………………….
> Chers collègues,
> Nous souhaitons vous informer à tous ceux qui feront le voyage à 
> AIS’16 à Gaborone au Botswana que les organisateurs de l’événement ne 
> seront pas en mesure de faciliter l'obtention de votre visa pour 
> l'AIS'16 et nous vous invitons à contacter l'ambassade du Botswana la 
> plus proche au plus vite pour vous assurer de l'obtenir à temps.
> Si vous transitez par l'Afrique du Sud, veuillez noter que les 
> personnes détentrices d'un passeport ne faisant pas l'objet d'une 
> exemption pourront se voir réclamer un visa de transit. Merci de 
> contacter l'ambassade d'Afrique du Sud la plus proche pour les prérequis.
> Vous pouvez télécharger votre lettre d’invitation AIS’16 ici 
> <https://internetsummitafrica.org/fr/component/afmeeting/?view=register> pour 
> appuyer votre demande de visa.
> Merci de visiter le site de l’AIS’16 
> (https://internetsummitafrica.org/) pour plus d’informations.
> Le comité d’organisation AIS’16
> _______________________________________________
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> Announce at afrinic.net
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