Visas and Immigration Questions to Answer before Travelling
FOUR IMPORTANT STEPS TO OBTAINING A VISA:
- Review the documet prepared by the ESAi organizing committee with pertinent information about visas and immigration requirements for traveling to Canada: http://esai.org/summit/2010/documents/travel-info.pdf.
- Register for the 10th Annual ESAI Summit. You will be able to request an Invitation Letter from ESAI (the TORONTO ETHIOPIAN COLLABORATIVE) to assist you in obtaining a visa from the Canadian Consulate in your country during the registration process if you are a citizen of a country where a visa is required to enter Canada. (Note: There are NO refunds for registration regardless of visa approval.)
- Check your passport for the expiration date (passport must be valid for at least 6 months after planned entry to the U.S.)
- Apply early for your Visa.
For additional info, please contact Tsega Tadesse at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you at the 10th Annual ESAI Summit.
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Brown Condor Bus Convoy: DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City
A Note from Brown Condor;
'... I remember back in college in 1996, there were one or two folks who were trying to start a chapter of the Ethiopian Student Association at George Mason. Now, 14 years later, the Ethiopian Student Association International has become a network of driven and motivated young Ethiopians–the Joshua Generation–promises to deliver change that Ethiopia has desperately been waiting for.'
The Toronto Ethiopian Collaborative and Brown Condor Productions has joined together in organizing a charter bus starting in Washington DC, and stopping in selected cities enroute (Baltimore, Philadelphia) to arrive in Toronto, Canada.
Once we reach at least 40 people confirmed, the buses will be reserved and confirmation emails will be sent out to all interested with detailed information. The more people, the cheaper the cost, the better the trip!
Right now, we are estimating the cost to be approximately $40 per person based on a figure of 30-50 people. That cost will go down substantially, depending on overall turnout.
So, IMAGINE a bus convoy leaving DC with the flag of Ethiopia on one side to signify our unity. IMAGINE taking a cross-country trip in a spacious bus with a bus full of like minded Ethiopians and other folks from the African Diaspora. IMAGINE eating free injera along the way and sharing a story or two over some gingerale and coca cola. IMAGINE the stories, the designated joke teller, the DOPEST Habesha songs along the way. IMAGINE being with old friends and forming new friendships.
[click on bus to express interest in seat reservation]
If you are interested in taking part in the Brown Condor Bus Convoy, email us at :
We will follow up with detailed information.
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Alternative Route for Continental US Travelers *Recession Friendly*
Megabus (From Buffalo, NY to downtown Toronto, Canada) Here is an alternative *Recession Friendly* option for those closer to New York state or will not be able to catch the Brown Condor bus.
Most flights into Buffalo, New York can be as low as $130-$250 for flights from continental USA (places as varied as Miami, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Chicago, etc.) while flights into Toronto from these places can be $400 or more. Once you have arrived at the airport you can catch a Megabus which advertises a service daily 2:45pm from the Buffalo Airport for $20. Go to www.megabus.com for more information and times of the bus.
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