Travel Support Program
***The Travel Support Program for the Shanghai Summit has closed***
The Travel Support Program's aim is to facilitate the participation of key contributors to the Open Infrastructure Summit & PTG by covering the costs for their travel and accommodation. The OpenStack Foundation sets aside a fund to support this program. If you are a key contributor to a project managed by the OSF and your company does not cover the costs of your travel and accommodation to Shanghai, you can apply for the Travel Support Program. The total amount of the fund is to be divided among the approved key contributors. View more information about the selection process here: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Travel_Support_Pro...
DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 13, 2019
Approved grantees will be notified the week of August 27, 2019.
If you have any questions about the Travel Support Program, please email [email protected]
Interested in donating to the Travel Support Program fund? Donate here!
Applying for a Visa:
Visit this page to find out what type of visa you require to travel to China, and how to apply: http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/visas/
Make sure to read the requirements carefully so you can gather all of the necessary paperwork for your application.
As a general planning guideline, if a visa is needed, a foreign traveler should apply for their visa as soon as possible, preferably no later than 60 days before the travel date.
Visa Invitation Letter request:
If you require a visa invitation letter, you can request one by filling out this form*. Please have your attendee ID (registration number) ready. You must be registered for the event prior to applying for a visa invitation letter.
Chinese visas require that the inviter have an entity in China, so 99Cloud, a Gold Member of OSF and sponsor of the Open Infrastructure Summit, has generously offered to co-sponsor the invitation letters alongside the Foundation.
Requests for invitation letters must be received before October 21, 2019. 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 business days after the request has been submitted.
Pro tip: Using a local visa/passport office that specializes in Chinese visas can be very helpful in guiding you through the process of gathering paperwork and applying for your visa (this may include additional service charges).
If you have any questions regarding visas, please email [email protected].
*By requesting a visa invitation letter, you are consenting to your information being shared with a third party for the purpose of letter creation.
You are responsible for obtaining your own visa to attend the Summit. The Foundation is unable to provide any visa advice or sponsors. You are advised to check the relevant visa requirements prior to registering for the Summit. Without prejudice to any of the other terms in this agreement, the Foundation will not be liable for any loss or damage which you may suffer if you are unable to attend the Summit due to your inability to obtain a visa. If you require a letter of confirmation for visa purposes, please email [email protected] [We will only issue a letter confirming your registration when you have fully registered for the Summit.]
Shanghai is a city flush with cash and Ferraris, but beneath all the excess, there’s more artistic and culinary substance than ever.
New York Times on Shanghai