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

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Mon Feb 18 19:48:16 UTC 2013

I received the same instructions as Alan.

I submitted my application to the Chinese consulate in Toronto in person;
for "major family members". I just put my wife.

There is an online visa application form that does an excellent sanity


At the visa centre they kept the CNNIC invitation (a printed PDF version
was acceptable) but gave me back the ICANN one; that seemed useless. I
don't recall if they looked at the hotel booking or flight itinerary but
they didn't keep that either.

Anyone with further immediate issues might get faster answers from Alan or
me than from CT.

(Truth be told, any issues should have been addressed some time ago. This
hasn't exactly taken anyone by surprise. Anyone who receives travel subsidy
from ICANN still has a responsibility to ensure their own travel affairs
are in order; staff can't be expected to understand - let alone anticipate
- everyone's individual circumstances. )
 On 2013-02-18 1:29 PM, "Garth Bruen" <gbruen at knujon.com> wrote:

> 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.
> -Garth
> -----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:
> >https://community.icann.org/display/NARALO/NARALO+Chair+Reports+on+Trav
> >el+Assistance+2013
> >
> >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
> group.
> >
> >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
> here.
> Alan
> >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
> >
> >
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> >
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