Be sure to make your visa appointment as far in advance as possible.
For some embassies it can take quite a bit of time before you can receive an appointment for an interview. It will assist you to bring proof of airplane ticket reservations (contact your local embassy to see about the specifics—some do not require you to show actual purchase of a ticket). Be sure also to budget funds for this interview and process (contact your local embassy for costs).
It may also help if you bring along a letter of invitation. To receive a letter of invitation please let us know in your registration information and we will contact you. If you cannot register until you know you have a visa, please contact us directly (below) to ask for a visa invitation letter.
We are happy to create these letters for you to give to your embassies until about June 15—after which it may be too short a time-frame for us to be able to send these letters to you and for you to secure a visa application appointment in time. Again: the earlier the better.
Please send to both Ms. Nettie Pardue and Ms. Kelly Feder (members of the WOSonOS 2008 Host Team) the following information and they will create this letter for you:
Please include with that information:
We think that information will help your interview and we shall include it in the invitation letter.
Please send all the information above to both Nettie and Kelly at:
NOTE that we cannot offer letters of invitation after June 15, 2008—it is also likely that if you are applying for a visa at this late date there will not be enough advance time for your visa interview plus travel arrangements.