20th IALA Conference 2023 Rio de Janeiro - Brazil Marine Aids to Navigation – Innovation for a Sustainable Future

Visa Information

Visa Information - Do you really need a visa ?*

To find out if you need a visa to travel to Brazil, click here .

Brazil adopts a policy of reciprocity regarding visas. This means that nationals of countries that require visas for Brazilian citizens will need a visa to travel to Brazil. According to the Brazilian law, Brazil must agree, on a reciprocal basis, to offer visa waiver to nationals of another country, except for the hypotheses established in the Decree 9.731 / 2019. Brazil has signed visa exemption agreements with about 90 countries.

To apply for a visa, foreigners must submit the visa application form duly completed, a valid travel document, proof of payment of consular fees, International Certificate of Immunization - when necessary, and other specific documents for the type of visa requested.

Foreigners who want to apply for a visa to travel to Brazil should contact the Brazilian Representatives abroad to obtain more information about the subject.

Important note: The Brazilian visa will never be granted in Brazilian territory. Therefore, it is not possible to obtain your visa in airports, ports of entry or any other point of the Brazilian border.

For more detailed information available, just click here.

* Mercosur citizens

Nationals of countries which joined the Agreement on Residence for Nationals of Mercosur, namely, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, may apply, at a Consular Office, for a temporary residence visa (VITEM XIII). Those who already live in Brazil can go directly to the Ministry of Justice. After two years in Brazil, holders of a temporary residence visa can request residence for an indefinite period to the Federal Police.

XIII – Temporary Visa XIII – temporary visas due to international agreements

Letter of Invitation

If you need a letter of invitation for your visa arrangements, please click the button below and fill in all the required information on your profile. If everything ok, your Letter of Invitation can be automatically prepared and become available at your “Profile Menu” after registration.

This invitation letter does not imply any financial or other support by the Conference Secretariat. All expenses incurred related to the Conference events participation intentions are the sole responsibility of the participant.

The sole purpose of this letter is to facilitate your visa arrangements

The Conference Secretariat will not contact embassies or consulates on behalf of participants. It is the participants' responsibility to allow adequate time to make visa arrangements.

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