My thought is - at first Canada is a tough country to get VISA for people from Asia, Africa and other 3rd world countries. They like only people with USA,UK Visa. Then the invitation problem it was from USA. No mention about an organisation in Canada. Third the Canadian embassy is reject more visas than accepting them from all the third world countries. So Canada is a very bad choice for an international conference like Wikimania. Also Other strict VISA Rule countries like USA, UK, China, Australia etc. Seeking some friendly countries are good for better participation. My rejection reason was current economic conditions and family ties. (I submitted my marriage certificate and bank statement for that). After all we are staying in Canada for a week and WMF is sponsoring us. But they still saying the economic condition is no right.


Ranjith Siji
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On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 10:37 PM, Jayanta Nath <jayantanth@gmail.com> wrote:

I don't understand that how WMCA directed by WMF about the VISA invitation? In visa application, there must have an invitation for Canada, otherwise it would reject. We are applying Visa to Canada, but invitation comes from USA. This is a foolish decision made by WMF.  As per my knowledge in every year, every visa applicant for Wikimania, got their invitation from hosting countries. 


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