Visa & Letter of Invitation

UPDATED: 21 January 2018
 
Visa & Letter of Invitation
Please consult with the Australian Home Affairs website (https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visi) on whether you need a visa to travel to the Australia. We strongly encourage you to *apply early* as visa approval sometimes takes months. 
 
Invitation Letter
If you need a letter of invitation originated from the Australia to support your visa application, please contact A/Prof. Matthew R. Hipsey (matt.hipsey [at] uwa.edu.au), co-chair of the GLEON 20 Program and Organizing Committees with a copy to Ms. Lisa Borre (borrel [at] caryinstitute.org).
 
Please provide information below in your request e-mail:
  (1) Your full name;
  (2) Title/Position, Organization and address that should appear on the letter;
  (3) Email, phone number and nationality;
  (4) Duration of stay in Australia: arrival & departure dates (if you are extending your stay, please let us know the reason, such as "meet with colleagues at ____ (name of institution)" or "tourism in _____ (location)";
  (5) Additional information that needs to be evident in the invitation letter as required by the Australian Consulate (or by your university administration if not for visa purpose);
  (6) If you need an original/physical letter signed and posted to you, please provide complete postal address (zip code included) in your request e-mail.
 
*The letter of invitation does not financially obligate the hosting organizations. All expenses incurred in relation to your GLEON 20 attendance are the responsibility of the participant. Whether you are sponsored by your institution, GLEON or another source of travel support, please work with your funding agencies for financial support documentation should it be required for your visa application.
 
Visa letter and application FAQs
Q: What is the address of the venue where we'll be staying at the GLEON 20 meeting?
A: The address for overnight accommodation from 2 December - 7 December is:
Rottnest Lodge, Kitson Street, 
Rottnest Island, 
Western Australia 6161
Telephone: 1300 76886378 (Toll Free)
 

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