Media Accreditation now open for World Cup in China
Lausanne, March 20, 2019: Dear media representatives, We are glad to announce that the media accreditation process for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 taking place from August 31 to September 15 is now open.
The deadline to apply is Friday 17 May 2019 (23:59 CET).
All Chinese and international media representatives wishing to attend the World Cup are kindly asked to apply through the FIBA Media Portal.
Press, video or radio journalists, as well as photographers must all apply.
Applications through other channels (for example email or phone) will be no taken into consideration.
To apply, each media person must:
Log-in to the FIBA Media Portal or create a new profile (only if new user);
Select the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 from the event list
Complete all Event Registration fields as well as Visa Information fields in case a visa invitation letter needs (more details below).
Make sure that all tabs filles, the information saves and an accreditation submission email has received
Applicants are required to complete all steps and fields.
Creating a profile or logging in to a previous existing account is not an application in itself.
To request a visa invitation letter, do not forget to add all required information to the My Visa Information tab in your Media Profile if you already have one, in addition to the additional information in your Event Registration.
The data provided will securely store for future events.
VISA INVITATION LETTER REQUEST
A VISA INVITATION LETTER WILL PROVIDE UPON REQUEST FROM THE LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE ONLY IF REQUESTED BY THE DEADLINE VIA THE FIBA MEDIA PORTAL AND ONLY IF ALL REQUIRED MANDATORY INFORMATION PROVIDES.
ALL MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA THAT REQUIRE A VISA ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR APPLYING IN THE NEAREST DIPLOMATIC MISSION/EMBASSY OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA IN THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE INVITATION LETTER YOU RECEIVE CONSTITUTE A VISA ITSELF. THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE WILL UNDERGO POLICE-SCREENING AND VARIOUS REVIEWS.
IF AND WHEN APPROVED FOR THE EVENT, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INVITATION LETTER FROM THE LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE OF THE EVENT IN PDF FORMAT VIA EMAIL.
YOU WILL THEN BE ABLE TO PRINT IT AND JOIN THIS LETTER TO YOUR APPLICATION FOR A VISA.
PLEASE CHECK BOTH YOUR INBOX AND SPAM FOLDER REGULARLY AFTER APPROVAL.
Media Accreditation Decisions
Media credentials will award on the basis of the professional history of the applying media, relevance to the event and basketball in general, as well as space availability in the venue.
FIBA will ultimately be responsible for the delivery of the accreditation decisions and distribution of badges for the draw ceremony.
Media accreditation decisions for the Group Phase will communicate at the end of May.
For further queries please email [email protected] —- FIBA