Please check with the Brazilian embassy or consulate closest to you for the proper visa process you must follow. Below we cover two of the most common processes that apply to those citizens from Australia, Canada, and the United States (e-Visa) and for nationalities that need a Visit Visa (VIVIS).

e-Visa (For Australia, Canada and U.S. citizens)

As of April 10, The Brazilian government has extended the visa exemption for tourists from the United States, Canada, and Australia. Visas will only be required for these countries again starting in 2025. e-Visa is a novelty in Brazil starting on April 10th. Citizens travelling with passports from Australia, Canada, and the United States require a visa to enter Brazil, but can apply for an e-visa. Conference attendees should submit their visa applications to Brazilian authorities. For this purpose, ACM may provide, under request, a visa support letter. This letter is not required to apply for an e-Visa application.

We recommend submitting the application as soon as one can, if possible, without waiting for the letter. Neither ACM nor FAccT has any control over the visa application process. Tourist/visit visas can be granted for those traveling for tourism, business, transit, artistic or sports activities, study, volunteer work, or to attend to conferences, seminars or meetings, among other purposes - provided there is no remuneration in Brazil and the stay does not exceed 90 days. The tourist e-Visa application for U.S., Canada and Australia citizens is a completely online process that does not require a visa letter. Citizens from those countries whose e-Visa applications were denied can visit a consulate and apply for a Visit Visa.

Visa exempt countries

Besides citizens from the three previously mentioned countries, there are also several visa exempt countries for Brazil. This list includes all European Union member states and many Africa, Asian, and Central American countries. Visa exemptions are for up to 90 days in most cases. You can check in consulate visa page if citizens from your country are exempt for a visa to enter Brazil.

Visit Visa

Nationals from countries not eligible for e-Visa nor visa exempt should apply for a Visit Visa, according to the procedures of the corresponding Brazilian embassy or consulate.

We recommend submitting the application as soon as one can, if possible, without waiting for the letter. Neither ACM nor FAccT has any control over the visa application process. You can check the specific document required for your consulate here and submit your visa application form in Brazil ministry of foreign affiars.

Visa Support Letters

ACM is the professional organization with which FAccT is affiliated. ACM is able to provide visa support letters to attendees as well as authors with accepted papers, posters, or members of the conference committee. ACM does not provide formal invitation letters. For ACM-supplied visa support letters, refer all requests to and allow up to 10 business days to receive a letter from ACM. The information below should be included with the request: Your name as it appears on your passport, Your current postal mailing address, The name of the conference you are registering for, and your registration confirmation number (not necessary for an accepted author). If you have any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title and indicate whether you are the “sole author” or a “co-author.” Authors may indicate their paper title. If no paper, speakers can provide the title of their presentation.

An alternate method of receiving a visa-support letter for FAccT 2024 is available as needed. A letter from a Brazil-based entity is required in some cases. For FAccT 2024, we are partnering with ITS Rio to produce the letters from a Brazilian based entity. If your process requires a visa support letter from a Brazilian organisation, ITS Rio can provide you with one. Please refer all such requests to this form. Please allow up to 10 business days to receive a letter. All requests are handled in the order they are received.

Visa Application Information

The Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs maintains an overview of the Visa application process and relevant definitions. Additionally, the following key information may be of use:

If necessary, find the location for a visa interview from the official list of Brazilian embassies and consulates.

Submitting your Visa application

  • We recommend that you submit your Visa application as soon as you can. Processing times for visa applications vary depending on the visa office and the time of the year.
  • Proposed visa requirements for citizens from this US, Canada, and Australia have been delayed until 2025. Citizens from the US, Canada, and Australia will require an e-Visa to enter Brazil. The e-Visa is a fully online application, whereas the regular Visit Visa usually requires an in-person visit to the Embassy or Consulate (or an application through mail, when available).
  • Only accepted authors may request a visa support letter prior to registering for the conference.
  • Make sure you complete all parts of your application. A common problem in previous years is submission of an incomplete application.
  • Carefully read all instructions for the required forms and adhere to them strictly. Errors in your application may require you to reschedule your appointment
  • Note that Brazilian embassies do not reimburse Visa fees if the application is denied.
  • We will, however, reimburse your registration fees if your visa is denied.