*If you (or someone you are sponsoring) require a visa to travel to Thailand, please read this message in its entirety.
27 October 2022:
Although most delegates that are a part of the visa application pre-approval process have received their approval, some remain outstanding. The ICFP Secretariat has received an update from the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and Department of Consular Affairs (DoCA) that all remaining names will be released by mid-week the week of 30 October.
If you are a registered ICFP2022 delegate who took part in this process and are still awaiting an update on your application status, you should have a message from ICFP2022 in your inbox so please check your email immediately to locate this official communication.
Each email notification includes detailed next steps for delegates to move forward with obtaining their Thai visa to attend the 2022 International Conference on Family Planning in Pattaya City, Thailand.
All pre-approved delegates should immediately apply for a Tourist MICE visa (TR-MICE) at their consulate/embassy of choice as the DoCA has indicated that everyone on the pre-approved list may garner their visa from any Thai consulate or embassy across the globe that is authorized to grant visas to enter Thailand. Any pre-approved delegates that previously required an in-person appointment for the Thai visa process should contact their designated embassy or consulate to inquire about submitting the required documentation via an alternative method. Ultimately, the use of alternative methods to submit your visa application, as well as the approval of that application, is up to the discretion of each individual embassy or consulate.
The decision to grant any ICFP delegate a TR-MICE visa is made solely by individual Thai embassies and consulates. ICFP organizers have taken measures to increase the likelihood of the acceptance of your application, but ultimately cannot give any official guidance on the process outside of what is outlined on the ICFP Visa Process page on our website. We ask that you please do not contact ICFP for individual guidance but instead contact the embassy or consulate that you wish to apply to directly.
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Comments and questions about the ICFP2022 visa process can be submitted here. We are also interested in hearing from those who have completed the application process and successfully received their visa.
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