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Visa requirements

You should have a valid passport (preferably valid for several months after July 2017) to enter the Brazilian border, and in some specific cases you may need a Visa. As a rule, the Brazilian government uses the reciprocity principle: if your country requires a Visa from Brazilian visitors, you will need a Visa to visit Brazil. Visas are granted by the Brazilian consulates abroad.

Visa is not required for citizens from Mercosur countries (Argentina, Uruguay, etc.). Visitors from those countries need just a valid passport or identity. Most European participants and visitors from several other countries will not need a Visa to enter Brazil.

U.S.A. participants will need to obtain a Visa before travelling to Brazil. The exceptional case of American citizens is due to the reciprocity policy of the Brazilian government. The same applies to a few other countries that demand a Visa from Brazilians. But they are not many. Below we provide detailed information.

List of countries for which a Visa is not required for stays of up to 90 days:

Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Check Republic, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain/UK, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Netherlands/Holland, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Guyana, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Vatican and Venezuela.

List of countries for which an entry Visa is required:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bosnia, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada , Cape Verde, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati Islands, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua / New Guinea, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Santa Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Principe, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Turkmenistan Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda , Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Samoa, Yemen, Yugoslavia / Serbia and Montenegro, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Tourist visas applies to lecturers at conferences, for visiting relatives and/or friends, unpaid participation in athletic or artistic event or competition (in this case an invitation letter from the sponsoring organization is Brazil is required), and unpaid participation in a scientific/academic seminar or conference sponsored by a research or academic institution (in this case an invitation letter from the sponsoring organization in Brazil is required).

Visa requirements

* Each traveler must complete her/his Visa Application Form, including children under 18;

* Payment of a fee, which varies according to the type of Visa and length of stay;

* Passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of the Visa application;

* Recent 3x4cm or 5x7cm photo on white background;

* Children under 18, unaccompanied by parents or guardians, must bear an authorization form signed by both parents.

If anyone has questions, he/she should refer to the nearest Brazilian Consulate.

Information about Brazilian Embassies and Consulates

For information about Brazilian major Embassies and Consulates visit:

U.S. citizens can consult this special page of the Brazilian embassy:

ISHPSSB & ABFHiB 2017 Meeting   
International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB)   
Associação Brasileira de Filosofia e História da Biologia (ABFHiB)   
São Paulo, Brazil, 16 to 21 July, 2017   

São Paulo, Brazil
16 to 21 July, 2017

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