For people planning on attending the openSUSE Conference 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic, from May 25 – 27, there are certain requirements necessary to receive a visa for those who are not a citizen of a Schengen country.
It’s a good idea to start thinking about getting your visa and this post summarizes the requirements.
Please note: the Travel Support Program has no provisions to cover the cost of a visa, so it’s the travelers responsibility for covering the additional cost.
You must apply for a Schengen visa through the Czech embassy or consulate in your country if you are from one of the following countries:
- A – Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan
- B – Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus
- C – Cameroon, China (PRC), Colombia, Cuba
- D – Democratic Republic of the Congo, DPRK
- E – Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia
- G – Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau
- I – Ivory Coast, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq
- J – Jordan
- K – Kenya, Kuwait
- L – Lebanon, Liberia, Libya
- M – Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Morocco, Myanmar (formerly Burma)
- N – Nepal, Nigeria
- O – Oman
- P – Pakistan
- Q – Qatar
- R – Russian Federation, Rwanda
- S – Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Syria
- T – Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan
- U – Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan
- Y – Yemen
- Z – Zimbabwe
- Palestinians also require a visa.
Information about submitting an application for a visa can be found on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
If you plan to attend oSC18 and are coming from one of these countries, you will need to have an invitation letter from an organization in the Czech Republic.
If you fall into one of these categories and need the invitation letter, please email ddemaio (@) opensuse.org with the email subject “oSC18 Visa”.
Other requirements for a visa state you must:
- have a valid passport;
- have enough money for each day of their stay);
- be able to demonstrate the purpose of your stay to border officials;
- pose no threat to public order, national security or international relations.
More information is available on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic website.
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