Foreign participants must contact the Brazilian Embassy, Consulate, or the appropriate Office of Tourism, in their home country as soon as possible to determine their individual visa requirements.
A letter of invitation will be sent to all participants who require a visa to enter Brazil. Please send us your request as soon as possible (do not forget to provide your complete mailing address).
Visa requirement for attendees:
As a general rule, conference attendees from countries for which a visa is required to enter Brazil should apply for a Temporary Visa. However, you must check the exact type of visa you have to apply for with the specific Brazilian Embassy or Consulate in your region/country.
Visa requirement for spouses:
Spouses accompanying (i.e. not registered) a registered participant should have a valid Tourist Visa to enter Brazil. Again, please double-check this information with the specific consulate in your home country/region.
Below we provide a link you may find useful. It has a list of Brazilian Embassies and Consulates in many countries:
Although it is in Portuguese, almost all websites of the Embassies/Consulates have an English version.
São Carlos is a city of approximately 250,000 inhabitants. It is 235 km (146 miles) from São Paulo city. The climate is tropical and, around April, the minimum temperature is close to 16 °C (61 F) and the maximum is 28 °C (82 F).
Due to its increasing number of high tech industries, in 2011 the city has been proclaimed “The National Capital of Technology”. São Carlos is home of Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar) and two University of São Paulo (USP) campi , two of the most important higher learning centers in Brazil. This has turned São Carlos into a university-oriented town.
The São Carlos Institute of Physics (Instituto de Física de São Carlos) is a dynamic interdisciplinary research center located in the heart of the State of São Paulo. With access to excellent research funding, the Institute has an extensive research network in diverse fields.
How to get to São Carlos
There are no flights to São Carlos. The closest airports are: Ribeirão Preto (~100 Km), Campinas (~160 Km) and São Paulo (~240 km, Guarulhos International Airport). From these airports, buses are the most common and comfortable means of transportation to São Carlos.
Probably we will be able to provide a shuttle service from the Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) to São Carlos. The schedule will be posted here at a later time.