EMNLP 2015: Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing — September 17–21, 2015 — Lisbon, Portugal.


Travel Information

Discounts with TAP Air Portugal

TAP Air Portugal, the national airline and official carrier for EMNLP 2015, has agreed with the local committee to offer a discount to EMNLP 2015 participants who make their flight booking and buy their ticket exclusively through TAP Portugal’s website.

The discounts offered are the following:

The code IT15TPCG68 has been given to this event and must be mentioned when making the booking in order to benefit from the discount:

To make the booking, the participant should follow these steps:


In case of questions, please contact TAP Portugal by the following email: congressos@tap.pt

Visa Information

To enter Portugal, you may need a passport and/or a visa, depending on your citizenship and on the country you live in. Visas for citizens of some countries may take a significant amount of time, so make sure to plan ahead. You can either request a visa through an online form, or directly at the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate of your country. You can also contact the local chairs for help.

Citizens of the European Union, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Romania and Switzerland need only an identity card to enter Portugal. Portugal is also a signatory to the 1995 Schengen Agreement.

For visits of less than 90 days, a passport valid for at least three months after the end of their stay is necessary for visitors from Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China in Hong Kong and Macao and Taiwan territorial Authority.

Citizens from countries not mentioned above need a visa to enter Portugal, which may for instance be requested at the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate of their country for stays of up to 90 days.

Invitation Letters

Before requesting a visa, you should contact the local chairs to get an invitation letter to present at your local Portuguese Embassy or Consulate. Attendees who need an invitation letter can use an online form to send the required information to the local chairs.

Please note that:

Additional Information

For additional information regarding the visa requirements for entering Portugal, please check: