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IETF Registration Fee Waivers

We understand that not everyone can afford the IETF meeting remote registration fee for a variety of reasons, including issues with income, employment status and employer support, and we do not want any of these to be a barrier to participation.

IETF Remote Participation Fee Waivers

In accordance with the IETF LLC statement of principles regarding remote participation, we make an unlimited number of fee waivers available to remote participants and we do not ask you to explain why you are taking the fee waiver option or make any check on eligibility as we operate on a trust basis. Please do not use this option if you can afford the fee. This is not intended for guest speakers, observers or others who may feel they should not have to pay.

The information you provide will be confidential and will only be used for the purpose of allocating fee waivers. Please note that a Datatracker account is required to request a fee waiver.

Onsite Participation Fee Waivers

There are a limited number of fee waivers available for onsite participants, at the discretion of the IETF Chair. To request a fee waiver for onsite registration, please contact and please include information to explain why you require an onsite fee waiver. The Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) also makes a number of travel grants and other support options available.