Travel Support Program
If you are a key contributor to OpenStack and your company does NOT cover the costs of your Barcelona travel and accommodations, you may apply to the OpenStack Summit Travel Support Program.
The Travel Support Program (TSP) aims to facilitate participation of key contributors to the OpenStack Design Summit by covering the costs for their travel and accommodations. The OpenStack Foundation has set aside a fund to support this program. The total amount of the fund is to be divided among the approved key contributors. More details HERE.
The deadline to apply for the OpenStack TSP is August 8, 2016 and approved grantees will be notified by August 29, 2016.
If you have questions about the Travel Support Program, please email [email protected]
How to apply for a Visa
If you require a Visa Invitation Letter to travel to Spain for the OpenStack Summit please fill out the visa request form HERE. Please note that you will need to have your hotel room booked and have the confirmation number before you can request a Visa Invitation Letter.
Before submitting a request, please check HERE to see if you require a visa to enter Spain. If you are still unsure whether you require a visa or not, please visit this website and enter the country that issued your passport, and it will tell you if a visa is required for your travel. It will provide the location(s) of the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in your country which you will need to make an appointment with if a visa is required. Please visit this website to find what is required for your visa interview.
Note: there are different requirements based on your country of origin so please check with your local Spanish Embassy or Consulate.
Visa Processing Time
As a general planning guideline, if a visa is needed, a foreign traveler should apply for his or her visa as soon as possible, preferably no later than 60 days before the travel date.
Deadline to submit Visa Invitation Letter request
Requests for invitation letters must be received before October 3, 2016. We will send your visa letter to the email you provide on this form. No hard copies will be sent. Visa invitation letters will be issued within 5 - 7 business days after the request has been submitted.
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