Sound pretty much like it is for a Brit trying to get a visa for Australia these days
through their visa agency in Bangkok - and we once used to own the place ;)
I’ve stopped visiting my relations there because of the hassle getting in.
I think it’s due to my passport showing stamps for every developing country in Asia, and
living in Thailand.
On 31Jul, 2017, at 13:56, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ)
Very tired and completely down with a viral fever + an unexpected denial of an almost
definitive temporary visa + realization of loss of money.
To that miserable scenario, Ranjith's wrongly worded mail brought me some good
laughter as I get to open the mailbox.
Thank you Ranjith. :-)
Now few facts among the many:
1. I have a long travel history since 1992 running through Europe, Americas and Middle
2. Well established reasons to show that I must / will get back to India after this short
3. I hold a US B1/B2 visa valid as on date.
4. There is a 'clickable' and identifiable hotel booking and travel booking in my
5. The interface to the visa application web site / office is like a black hole. There is
no way you can even ask why your application is not being responded even after 60 days. No
telephone, no mail ID that can reply to. The whole system seems to be
a rude automation of some 19th century port pass system.
Canada, for a whole lifetime, I always adored you! But now I feel sorry for you!
On 31 July 2017 at 10:39, Satdeep Gill <satdeep_gill(a)yahoo.com
Let me correct, Viswa only has an Indian passport. I think Ranjith wanted to say that
Viswa's visa got rejected even though he had a Valid US visa.
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> On a conversation with ViswaPrabha he confirmed that he got visa rejection
> from Canadian embessy so can't participate in this wikimania.
> He is holding a Canadian passport but got bad.
> Very sad to hear this.
> On 28-Jul-2017 3:50 AM, "Ellie Young" <eyoung(a)wikimedia.org
>> We have a waitlist from the original pool of people who made it into
>> Phase 2 consideration by the Scholarship committee. Those people were
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>>> Excuse me for the blunt question. But are there any shortlisted
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>>> A fellow Wikimedian asked me this, and I though I might as well ask the
>>> same on this thread.
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