Last updated May 9, 2023

Some World Sleep congress attendees will need to obtain the appropriate visa to travel to Brazil, and other attendees will be exempt from this requirement. Your nationality determines the appropriate steps you will need to take to enter Brazil.

Receive Your Letter of Invitation from World Sleep

Some World Sleep attendees will need to secure a Letter of Invitation from the conference organizer (World Sleep Society) in order to apply for a visa. You must already be registered for World Sleep 2023 in order to receive a Letter of Invitation.

The Letter of Invitation must include your passport information. Please do not email your scanned passport or passport information to World Sleep Society.

Please complete the secure request form (login required) on the World Sleep Society membership platform to submit your passport information. You should receive your letter within five (5) business days.

Will I Need a Visa?

Your nationality determines your visa requirements (if any).

Review the list of countries and the Brazilian government’s visa entry requirements:

https://www.gov.br/mre/pt-br/consulado-washington/consulate-general-of-brazil-in-washington-dc/QGRV_simples_ing_12DEC22.pdf (NOTE: Per the Brazilian government’s announcement of March 13, 2023, the document linked above is no longer accurate for four countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, and the United States.)

Entry Visas for Citizens of Australia, Canada, Japan, and the United States

Effective October 1, 2023, citizens of Australia, Canada, Japan, and the United States will need to hold a visitor visa to enter Brazil.

Previously, there was an exemption for the citizens of these four countries. On March 13, 2023, the Brazilian government announced that the exemption will be removed October 1, 2023.

Read the complete announcement here: https://www.gov.br/mre/en/contact-us/press-area/press-releases/visitor-visas-for-citizens-of-australia-canada-japan-and-the-united-states

More information on the visa application process will be added to this page and communicated as it becomes available.