JW Mariott Hotel
Avenida Atlântica, 2600
Rio de Janeiro – RJ
One of the major economic and cultural hubs of South America, Rio de Janeiro is a cosmopolitan metropolis, known worldwide for its scenic beauty and natural resources. The city receives more than two million international tourists each year.
With its ample tourism infrastructure, Rio de Janeiro is ranked among the top destinations in the world for cultural, commercial, technical, and scientific events.
Its exuberant natural resources include 90 kilometers of beaches, the Tijuca National Park which includes the largest urban forest in the world, three state parks, and many beautiful lakes and lagoons.
Attendees are responsible for determining their specific entry requirements into Brazil. If you have not already done so, we urge you to begin the process immediately to ensure you allow enough time prior to the conference.
Attendees are strongly advised to ensure they fulfill all legal requirements to enter Brazil. Besides a valid passport, an entry visa and invitation letter may also be required.
We strongly suggest that our international attendees obtain a business visa to make your entry into Brazil easier.
SPE offers an official electronic invitation letter to assist you in the visa process upon registration confirmation. Please contact Bienor Melo at LAC@spe.org for invitation letter requests.
It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry into Brazil. The invitation letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SPE to assist you in obtaining a visa. SPE will not pay any expenses incurred by you. We cannot send the letter to the embassy or consulate for you, nor can SPE contact the embassy or consulate on your behalf.
US attendees can visit http://houston.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/ (Houston office) or http://houston.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/tips_for_travelers.xml for complete entry requirements.
International attendees can contact their local Brazilian Consulate.
When traveling, as in any major city, take certain precautions whether you are traveling or exploring the city. Here are some general tips to help you make the most of your trip: