The IGF Ambassadors programme provides the following support to participants:
- A round-trip, economy class airline ticket to attend the meeting
- Hotel accommodation for the duration of the meeting
- US$400 stipend to offset incidental expenses
- A certificate of participation after successfully participating in the IGF Ambassadors programme.
Participants should be prepared to pay for any other travel expenses not specifically outlined above. These may include, for example, visa application fees, travel needed to obtain a visa, travel medical insurance, and other related expenses. Ambassadors may wish to use part of the $400 stipend to offset these costs, but please be aware that the stipend is not paid until the Ambassador arrives at the meeting.
Ambassadors will be responsible for obtaining their own visa to enter the country where the IGF meeting is taking place. The Internet Society will provide selected Ambassadors an invitation letter to take with them to the appropriate Consulate or Embassy in support of their visa application. The programme does not directly pay for travel costs associated with obtaining the visa or visa application fees.
The Ambassadorship only supports travel itineraries that get the Ambassador to and from the IGF meeting on dates reasonably close to the actual meeting. Ambassadors should not plan on incorporating extra time for personal or business trips into their travel.