Visa requirements for Brazil are based on the principle of reciprocity—if Brazilian nationals are required to obtain a visa to visit your country, then you are likely required to obtain a visa for travel to Brazil. All conference attendees are advised to consult their local Brazilian Embassy or Consulate for country-specific entry requirements that may apply to them. See: http://www.itamaraty.gov.br/en/brazilian-missions-abroad.
In the event that you are required to obtain a visa, we highly encourage you to begin the application process at least six months prior to the conference—with the caveat that entry into Brazil may be required within a specified period upon receipt of your visa . Review all applicable guidelines carefully, and plan your application process accordingly.
Since Iguassu Falls is located at the border with Argentina and Paraguay, if you are planning to visit either of those two countries during your stay, please also check with their immigration authorities to see if you will need a visa.
Attendees are responsible for verifying and obtaining all required travel documents for Brazil. However, the SER2017 Secretariat is glad to assist with any questions you may have. Contact us at [email protected].
Visa invitation letter
Official letters of invitation to support the visa application process, and serve as documentation for any other travel requirements that attendees may have, will be supplied through the online registration system.
Note that although invitation letters will be personalized, they do not commit the Organizing Committee or any of the parties associated with the conference to any kind of financial support or hosting arrangement, nor do they guarantee that an entry visa will be granted.
Please be advised that invitation letters will only be issued by SER2017 after the participant successfully registers for the conference. Therefore, you should fill out the registration form as early as possible in order to get your visa in time for the event.
An International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever is required by the Brazilian Government for travelers who have been in these countries within three months prior to entry in Brazil, or have come directly from these countries:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
The certificate can be acquired at an official yellow fever vaccination center as designated by the state health departments in your city. The vaccine must be manufactured under approval of the World Health Organization.
Furthermore, we recommend this vaccination for anyone planning to visit these Brazilian states:
Mato Grosso do Sul
Please check with your local health authority for more information before travelling.