BIO Latin America 2021 will be held in São Paulo – Brazil. More information about the venue will be announced soon!
The State of São Paulo is generally recognized as the largest economic and industrial hub in the Southern Hemisphere and the largest business center in Latin America. Today the state is the 19th largest economy in the world and the 2nd largest in South America, generating about a third of all the wealth produced by Brazil.
São Paulo is Brazil’s largest city and the world’s 7th largest. It is the capital of innovation and technology in the region. This makes it a significant destination for business and pleasure travelers around the world who want to get a taste of Brazil and South America.
Brazil requires many foreigners to obtain a visa, which is the document granted by Consular Representations of Brazil abroad that allows the expectation of admission and stay of foreigners in the national territory, provided that the conditions established by law have been met. 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.
Do you 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 Brazilian law, Brazil must agree, on a reciprocal basis, to offer visa waiver to nationals of another country. Brazil has signed visa exemption agreements with about 90 countries.
Where to apply for a visa?
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. To see the list of Embassies, General Consulates, Consulates and Vice consulates of Brazil abroad, click here.
Need an invitation letter?
If you need an invitation letter to facilitate your travel and visa arrangements, we can provide it to you upon request. Please send your request to the email [email protected].
Need more information?
For additional details about visas for Brazil, click here.
Save your spot for 2021!
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