For information regarding Portuguese visa eligibility and process, click below on the logo of the “Portal das Comunidades Portuguesas” (attached to the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs).


The Portuguese visa is processed in your country of residence prior to your departure. Many applicants may be required to appear in person for an interview as a part of the visa process. Conference participants are advised to apply for visa no later than 3 months prior to the conference.

Visa invitation letters will only be issued to:
1. Committee members
2. Speakers/Presenters/Exhibitors
3. Attendees who have paid their registration fees in full
4. People known to the Committees

Those registered participants that meet any of the above points, needing a visa to travel to Portugal, may wish to request a formal letter of invitation from the LOC. You can request the letter as soon as you register to the conference, by sending an e-mail to Anabela Gonçalves