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Passport and Visas

A valid passport (or identity card for European Community nationals) is required.  A visa is required for the citizens of countries that do not have visa-exempt agreements with Portugal. Portugal is part of the Schengen Area

More information on countries requiring VISA can be found here. Or please visit the following website by the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to confirm if you would require a visa in entering Portugal.

If you require an Visa Invitation Letter from the organisers, please e-mail to:, including the following information in your e-mail message:

  • Full name (including title)
  • Passport data (country, number, issue and expiry date)
  • Copy of passport
  • E-mail address
  • Company / Affiliation
  • Full postal address
  • Contact telephone number
  • Any specific details which must be stipulated in the letter (if applicable)
  • Proof of submited abstract
  • Proof of registration payment

Visa acquisition process is time consuming. Be sure to give  plenty of time to get the necessary paperwork completed in time. The  Local Organizing Committee cannot accept any responsibility for visa applications. If a delegate is unable to attend because of failure to obtain a visa on time, the normal cancellation policy for registration fee and accommodation will apply.


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