[NA-Discuss] Travel Issues Sub-Report and China Visa

Garth Bruen gbruen at knujon.com
Mon Feb 18 18:25:27 UTC 2013

Thanks Alan, 

I did not receive the instructions, and apparently those who forwarded other
questions didn't get it either. 

I think the appropriate response would have been to resend those
instructions or confirm that we had them.


-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Greenberg [mailto:alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca] 
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2013 12:25 PM
To: Garth Bruen; na-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org
Subject: Re: [NA-Discuss] Travel Issues Sub-Report and China Visa

At 18/02/2013 11:01 AM, Garth Bruen wrote:
>Hello all,
>As we get China visa deadlines I have been relaying a number of 
>questions to constituency travel. The NARALO Chair sub-report on Travel 
>Issues has been moved and updated:
>If you have additional concerns please forward them to me and I will 
>bundle them with the other questions and share the responses with the
>In general it appears that the deadline for submitting your visa 
>application is THIS WEEK in order to comply with ICANN's timeline. 
>However, there are still some unanswered questions concerned the 
>details of the visa application itself which I am trying to clarify 
>with CT. Unfortunately, the answer to two questions from a NARALO 
>member were met with "Please see the CT Application Form guide in the 
>email" - the answers were not in there which is why they were asked in the
first place.
>Most importantly, the application "package" requires hotel 
>confirmation. If you are like me, you do not in fact have a hotel 
>confirmation in your itinerary, only hotel information. Will this be 
>enough? Has anyone received more specific confirmation?

I received a hotel confirmation on ICANN letterhead on Jan 17th, along with
a very detailed description of how to complete the visa application (copy
attached here). I think that this is the guide referred to in red on your
wiki page.

The only thing that was not crystal clear to me was what to fill in
3.6 on Major Family Members. I thought that it was only for family
travelling with you, but they want just what they are asking for. 
Specifically, if earlier say you are married, you should include your spouse


>With the narrow timeframe for obtaining the visa, paired with the 
>amount of detail required, there seems to be a number of things which can
go wrong.
>Garth Bruen
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