Visa Information

Foreign participants must contact the Brazilian Embassy, Consulate, or the appropriate Office of Tourism, in their home country as soon as possible to determine their individual visa requirements. If you need a personal letter of invitation to attend ESPCA (or as part of the paperwork for the visa application), please send your request to us as soon as possible ( and do not forget to provide your complete mailing address and fax number.
Please note that the general procedures and rules for obtaining visas to Brazil are based on reciprocity protocols (“international principles of reciprocity”) among the countries involved.
Visa requirement for ESPCA attendees:
As a general rule, conference attendees from countries for which a visa is required to enter Brazil (e.g., USA, Japan,etc.) should apply for a Temporary Visa [in some Brazilian Consulates (i.e. Boston) this is called Academic/Cultural/Scientific Visa – not a “Business Visa”]. However, you must check the exact type of visa you have to apply for with the specific Brazilian Embassy or Consulate in your region/country.
Visa requirement for spouses:
Spouses accompanying (i.e. not registered!) a  registered participant should have a valid Tourist Visa to enter Brazil. Again, please double check this information with the specific consulate in your home country/region.
Below we provide a link you may find useful.
List of Brazilian Embassies and Consulates in many countries (Portuguese):

The above link has two tables. The first one has five columns containing the contact information (including URLs in many cases) of many Brazilian Consulates and Embassies in several countries. Below we list the five column labels in Portuguese (as written on the table) and their corresponding translation to English, just in case:
1.     País (Country),
2.     Embaixada no Brasil (Embassy in Brazil),
3.     Embaixada brasileira no exterior (Brazilian Embassy abroad),
4.     Consulado (Brazilian Consulate abroad) and
5.     Vice consulado (Brazilian Vice Consulate abroad).
The info you (most probably) need is on columns 3 and 4.
The second table (on the same link as above) lists the Brazilian Embassies and Consulates abroad by the names of the cities they are located at. The two columns are:
1.Embaixadas brasileiras no exterior (Brazilian embassies abroad) and
2. Consulados brasileiros no exterior (Brazilian consulates abroad).
Please do not hesitate in  should you need any help!
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