VISA APPLICATION PROCESS

Since it is becoming increasingly more difficult to get visas to different countries, we must institute the following
rules which will apply to all groups wishing to attend the World Martial Games who will require a VISA.   (To attend
a World Martial Games in all country's, there are certain visa requirements for certain countries. )

Special Information for countries needing Visas to attend the WOMAA World Martial Games XVI in
Essenbach, Germany:


v Applications should be made for a short-stay (<90 days) single-entry visa.  

You should  go to the Germany Homepage: http://www.germany.visahq.com
to get complete Visa information for Germany.


If you need a letter of invitation:

1).  You must submit a Letter of Intention to participate (via email or post)  and request for
Official Invitation.  
   a).  Letter must include list of names of all persons traveling, whether they are  
   competitors, coaches, guests, family members, etc., their birthdates, and ages,  along with             
   their passport numbers.
    b)  you must also submit the U.S. Embassy's postal address (that will issue your visa),
    their email address, their fax number and the Visa Issuing Officers name (how is should
    appear on your Official Invitation..
2).  If you need assistance with your Visas, then The Federation, Instructor, competitors, coaches,
Team, etc. must pre-register and pre-pay for the event before we can assist with the Visa
Process with the Visa Departmant and Embassy.  Also pre-registration is required to receive
the discounted entry fee.
   a).  The funds must be in the form of a  Credit Card, all payable in the countries currency where the games
          are held., Online Pre Registration is up and running now. .

3).  For the Embassy, you must have details regarding Arrival and Departure Dates, confirmed
reservations for flights and deposits paid on flights.  Type of Visa you want to apply for .

4).  Confirmation of  payment of Accommodation reservations (in advance) or deposits paid.
WOMAA cannot guarantee your reservations, or air travel.  You must do this on your own or  
through a travel agency.   

5).  All information must be received by WOMAA Hdqtrs prior to assisting with VISA Process.
You will be issued the official invitation immediately upon request both from WOMAA Hdqtrs
and from the Country Rep/Director in which the event his taking place,  but for assistance with
VISA process, all of the above requrements must be made.

6).  Visa process must be started with the embassy/consulate no later than 90 days before event.  Process must
be started prior to May 9th, 2013.  So all information and requirements, must be in by this date.  Any
time beyond this date and we will NOT be in the position to guarantee assistance with your visa.

7.  You should  go to:
Homepage: http://www.inis.gov.ie/
Email: visamail@justice.ie
  to get complete Visa information for Ireland.

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US, LOOKING  FOR HELP  WITH YOUR VISAS, ONE  MONTH PRIOR TO THE
EVENT, IT WILL NOT HAPPEN.

REMEMBER YOU MAY STILL REGISTER AFTER THE PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE DATE, BUT YOU WILL
PAY THE FULL PRICE.   ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW UP AND RUNNING.  YOU MAY ALSO REGISTER THE
DAYS OF THE EVENTS.

THANK YOU,
Bruce Smith
Pres/WOMAA
T. Rondo Van Clief
V. Pres/WOMAA