(Vatican Radio) Brazil is working to make it easier for pilgrims to attend the World
Youth Day taking place in Rio de Janeiro in 2013. Last Friday, the government published
a decree allowing pilgrims to obtain their entry visas free of charge.
will need to download and fill out the form that is available on the website of Brazil’s
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/), and present a
valid passport with documentation sent by the Organizing Committee of World Youth
Day Rio 2013, which demonstrates the participation of pilgrims at WYD.
entry visa will allow pilgrims to enter the country from July 28, and will be valid
for 90 days. Volunteers will be able to obtain a year-long visa.
Machado Shaiane, who is heading up registration for WYD 2013, emphasized that it is
“essential to have the documentation issued by WYD” in order to obtain the entry visa
free of charge.