Visa Requirements

Please note that it is the delegate's responsibility to investigate the visa requirements for Brazil and apply for visa if necessary.

Entry requirements and Tourist visas:
In general, non-Brazilians travelling to Brazil as participants in conferences and seminars, provided no payment is involved, require a tourist visa. Visas must be approved in advance and cannot be obtained at the airport.

Citizens from the following countries are VISA EXEMPTED when travelling to Brazil on tourism:

Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croacia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain/UK, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Namibia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Romenia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sovereign Order of Malta, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, The Vatican and Venezuela.

Please note that nationals from the Republic of Malta are not visa exempted.

This information is subject to change. It is the delegate’s responsibility to verify his/her individual visa situation with the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate.

Application for a visa should be made at your local Brazilian Embassy or Consulate.

It is possible for citizens from the above countries to remain in Brazil for a total of 90 days (without undertaking any paid activity).

You will need:
A. Passport valid for at least six months from the day you plan to enter Brazil
B. A return airline ticket

Application for tourist visa: Requirements
A. Passport valid at least six months from the day you plan to enter Brazil
B. One application form, completed and signed by the applicant
C. One passport-sized photo
D. An onward or return airline ticket or proof of financial support during the stay in Brazil (recent bank statements, credit card statements may be accepted as proof)
E. A letter from the organizers of the conference
F. Certificate of vaccination (if necessary – see list below)
G. Relevant application fee

You need to enclose all of the above when applying for your visa, and send to your local Brazilian Embassy. Please also enclose a stamped, addressed envelope for the return of your passport and visa.

Validity of Stay:
Your length of stay has nothing to do with the validity of the visa. Your visa is issued with a length of stay of 60, 90 or other number of days. This is the number of days you may stay in Brazil without renewing your visa, counting from the day of entry into Brazil.

Requirements for Other Travelling Documents
Holders of travelling documents other than passports may require other documents in the application for a visa for Brazil. Please contact the Brazilian Embassy for detailed information.

All visitors should retain their immigration landing card (green).

Entering Brazil

It is important to note that all delegates are required to possess a valid passport (validity not less than 6 months) and hold the correct documents for entry to Brazil. Delegates are advised to check with their local Embassy or Consulate for more information.

Customs Regulations
Brazil customs authorities may enforce strict regulations concerning temporary importation into or export from Brazil of items such as firearms, antiquities, tropical plants, medications, and business equipment. It is advisable to contact your local Embassy or Consulate for specific information regarding customs requirements.

It is your responsibility to investigate the visa requirements for Brazil and apply for visa if necessary.

Health Regulations

In general, vaccinations are currently not needed for entering Brazil. However, a certificate of vaccination against yellow fever is a compulsory requirement for the issuance of visa to travelers entering Brazil from: Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, French Guyana, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Peru, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela, and Zaire.

Proof of vaccination against polio is compulsory for children aged between three months and six years travelling to Brazil.

Letter of Invitation

Individuals requiring an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa to attend the istar08 workshop should contact Jaelson Castro at