A valid passport is required for entry in Brazil. However, Brazil has signed reciprocity agreements with 90 countries and you may be exempted from a visa. To find out if you need a visa to travel to Brazil, click here.

Itamaraty (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) is the body of the Brazilian government responsible for granting visas, which occurs through the Embassies, General Consulates, Consulates and Vice consulates of Brazil abroad. Take note that 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. Itamaraty and the Federal Police (agency responsible for immigration control in Brazilian borders) cannot and will not authorize the entry of foreign nationals who do not have the proper visa.

Visit Visa
The visit visa will be issued to foreigners traveling to Brazil for staying up to 90 days without purposes of immigration or the exercise of paid activity (daily allowances, artistic paychecks, compensation or other travel expenses are allowed). Visit visas can be granted for those traveling for tourism, business, transit, artistic or sports activities, study, volunteer work, or to attend to conferences, seminars or meetings, among other purposes – provided there is no remuneration in Brazil and the stay does not exceed 90 days. Click here to apply for a Brazilian visa.

The Brazilian Computing Society (SBC) does not issue formal invitation letters for visas to attend SBC sponsored symposiums. However, the SBBD 2018 Organization can issue a visa support letter. This document does not imply any commitment on the part of the organizer to waive the registration fee or provide financial support. Please note that we have an agreement with the Itamaraty Office to issue a visa support letter only for registered delegates who have paid their registration fee in full.

For visa support letters, please send all requests to the SBBD 2018 Organization at sbbd2018@ime.eb.br. Please be sure to include all of the following information in your original email:

1. Your name as it appears on your passport
2. Your current postal mailing address
3. The name of the symposium (SBBD 2018)
4. If you have any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title and indicate whether you are the ‘sole author’ or a ‘co- author’
5. You must have registered to SBBD 2018

If your visa application has been declined – for whatever reason – the congress organizers cannot be held liable for any incurred expenses, such as registration fees, accommodation, travel, financial losses, etc.