Re: Update on IETF 103 visa information

Toerless Eckert <tte@cs.fau.de> Thu, 13 September 2018 18:06 UTC

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Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 20:06:02 +0200
From: Toerless Eckert <tte@cs.fau.de>
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Subject: Re: Update on IETF 103 visa information
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Good job! Thank you very much.

Suggestion: Pull screendumps of those MICE/TCEB web pages before IETF to show them
to future host countries that fail to well document Visa/Visa-Waiver
requirements so they can see how Thailand did it (aka: if we ever should
go back to Argentine or the like).

(after IETF, the mentioning of IETF on those web-pages may expire).

Cheers
    Toerless

On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 10:49:52AM -0700, IAOC Chair wrote:
> The IAOC has been closely following the discussion on Thailand visa requirements for IETF103 and has been working to find more information for IETF 103 attendees. 
> 
> Please note that it remains the responsibility of each attendee to understand the border entry rules and to comply with them. The IETF will not and cannot give visa advice to travelers.
> 
> We are able to share the following information:
> 
> IETF 103 is a conference which falls under what in Thailand is known as MICE - Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions. 
> 
> The IETF is considered a conference partner of the TCEB (Thailand Conference and Event Bureau) and IETF 103 is now listed on the TCEB MICE calendar: 
> 
> https://www.businesseventsthailand.com/event-calendar
> 
> The TCEB website has a section on visa requirements for MICE events: 
> 
> https://www.businesseventsthailand.com/article/visa-requirements.
> 
> Other general visa travel information can be found on the official Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand site:
> 
> http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/4908
> 
> on behalf of the IAOC
> Glenn Deen (IAOC Chair)