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Wikimania2014

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Wikimania 2014, the 10th annual international conference, is to be held in London on Aug 8-10 , 2014.

Are you attending Wikimania 2014 this year? Did you get scholarships from the Wikimedia Foundation or Wikimedia India or any such other affiliates for attending Wikimania this year? Add your name in this page so that others can know who all are traveling from India. It will help organize and get information from each other.

Attendees

The following people are planning to attend :

# Name UserName Home wiki City/Town Scholarship (Yes/no) / from (if yes) Start Date from India Return Date from London Presentation/Talk
1 Karthik Nadar User:Karthikndr English and Commons Mumbai Yes, WMF 02 August 11 August
2 Pranav Curumsey User:WhereDevelsDare English Mumbai Yes, WMF 02 August 11 August
3 Konarak Ratnakar User:Kondicherry English and Gujrati Ahmedabad Yes, Wikimedia India 02 August 11 August
4 Tamizhppaarathi Maari User:User:Thamizhpparithi_Maari Tamil Chennai/Bangalore Yes, Wikimedia India 06 August 11 August
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VISA

All the attendees has to apply for Business Visitor Visa which is offered for a minimum of 6 months. It generally takes a minimum of 15 days in case you are traveling for the first time to a European\Schengan country. In case you have been to a European Country or US or Aus, it takes a minimum of 10 days.

Documents checklist

Be prepared to submit the following documents as a bare minimum:

  • Tickets
  • Hotel confirmation if staying in hotel or a invitation from friend along with his documents proving his residency of UK if staying with your friend
  • Your bank details, IT return and other details
  • Invitation from either Wikimedia UK, WMF or Wikimedia India or all three
  • If scholarship, take the printout of the Scholarship recepient and acceptance email as well
  • Wikimedia UK, WMF UK or Wikimedia India's IT Return or Registration if you have any. In case you need of Wikimedia India, please feel free to write to tsowmyan@wikimedia.in
  • Copy of your records of previous international visits
  • Credit card statement might help more. In case you don't have, prefer to get an add-on card from your parents very soon. Really helps!

Visa Procedure

  1. Log onto https://www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk/ and register with your basic contact details
  2. Then, create a VISA application and fill all the required details
  3. When done with application, declare and then go ahead with payment. Payment can be done only online (at-least for metropolitian cities)
  4. Select appointment date and time, and take all your documents as per the checklist including your signed application.
  5. Provide all the documents and get the bio-metric done as well
  6. Wait for their mail communication and the wait for communication from VFS to check if you can collect your passport.
  7. Collect it as soon as your receive communication from VFS; good luck! (y)

Important contact details

Wikimedia UK

First name: Stuart Last name: Prior Email: stuart.prior@wikimedia.org.uk

Address: Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT. United Kingdom. +44 20 7065 0990

Wikimania Hotel details

Hotel Thistle City Barbican address: Central St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 8DS, United Kingdom +44 871 376 9004

Wikimedia India

First name: Karthik Last name: Nadar Email: Karthikndr@wikimedia.in Contact: +91 977 360 8862

Address: 194, 2nd 'C' Cross: Domlur 2nd Stage: Bangalore 560 071


Note: In case you are stuck in UK, please feel free to contact Wikimedia UK or you need any assistance regarding any immigration or such help, feel free to contact Karthik Nadar or Pranav from Wikimedia India or anyone from India who will be always there to assist you.

Presentation/Talk proposals from Indian Wikipedians/ India

Selected Proposals

Indian Wikipedians meeting

As we are in plenty, we will surely have a meeting during the lunch or dinner of any of 4 days. We will just have to add all the possible agendaa and will make sure everything gets discussed.

Agenda

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