Portugal is a Member-State of the European Union and has signed the Schengen Agreement. Visas are not required by European citizens from countries that are part of the Schengen Zone.

Citizens coming from other countries may require a Visa to enter Portugal. It is advisable to seek for further information from the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate in your country, or from travel agencies.

At the moment, Brazilian nationals are exempt from requiring a Schengen Visa to enter the European zone for short-stay periods. From 2021 new regulations will enter in force and Brazilian citizens will be required to apply for a Visa to enter the Schengen Zone.

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DW2020 Organisers are not authorised to assist with the VISA process beyond providing the Notification of Acceptance Letter and Invitation Letter. The invitation letter will be issued after the successful registration and it must be requested during the Registration process in DW2020 ConfTool Plataform. Should your Visa application be denied by the Portuguese Authorities, DW2020 Organisers cannot change the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will DW2020 Organisers engage in discussion or correspondence with the Embassy on behalf of the applicant.

Visas may take a few months to be issued, DW2020 Organisers strongly recommend to proceed with your registration as soon as possible, as you will need the Notification of Acceptance Letter and Invitation Letter to apply for a Visa.

Note: During your stay in Portugal, if you come from a Non-European Member State, you are advised to have suitable insurance coverage for emergency medical or other needs.