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  1. Who can attend?
    The Baptist World Congress is open to all Baptists.

  2. Do I need to be a member of the BWA?
    No.

  3. How do I register?
    Revised registration details will be available soon.

  4. What is the cost of registration?
    Congress registration fees are in US$ (US Dollars).

    • Individual - Adult ($400.00)
    • Brazil - Adult ($300.00) - This price is only for adult participants from Brazil. 
    • Latin America/Caribbean - Adult ($300.00) - This price is only for adult participants from other countries in Latin America and Caribbean.
    • Family ($950.00) Family up to 5 members
    • Youth: 13-30 years ($250.00)
    • Children: 6-12 years ($250.00) Limited availability
    • Children: 3-5 years ($250.00) Limited availability

    Registration fees will increase by $50 on April 1, 2021. Click here for the full registration fee scale information.
  1. What’s included in my registration fee?
    Congress registration fees include entrance to all sessions, conference materials, and onsite mission opportunities. 

    Registration fees DO NOTinclude accommodations, meals, or travel. Every person attending the 22nd Baptist World Congress must register.

  2. What are the methods of payment?
    You can pay with Visa/MasterCard/Discover credit cards.

    You can also pay via Cash, Check or Bank Wire Transaction. You will have to select “Offline payment method” and submit your payment following the instruction given when you complete your registration.

    NOTE:  Once you sent the Bank Wire Transfer, please email congress@bwanet.org  with a copy of the Wire transaction so that we can complete your Congress Registration. Fail to do this will result in an incomplete registration.

  3. Does the conference cost include any meals?
    Registration fees DO NOTinclude the cost of meals. Meals will be available for purchase at the Riocentro Convention & Event Center with a variety of food trucks and restaurants offered onsite for a reasonable price.

  4. How do I register a group?
    You can register as many people as you want in the same transaction when our online registration is available. 

  5. Is there a discount for groups?
    No

  6. Will there be any mission opportunities?
    Yes. Mission opportunities will be available before, during, and after Congress. If you are interested in participating in mission experiences, please visit the mission opportunities site.

  7. Will there be a separate program for the youth and children?
    Yes. Youth (ages 13-30) will have a dedicated program during the Congress. There will also be activities for children ages 3-12.

  8. How can my church be involved?
    Your church can be involved by bringing a group, sponsoring others from developing countries, praying for the Congress, or by bringing a music or drama group.

  9. What is the official language of the event?
    The official language is English but simultaneous translation will be provided at the main sessions. We will have Spanish and Portuguese translations and other languages will vary on the number of registrants.

  10. Will volunteers also have to pay the registration fee?
    Yes. Everyone will have to register and pay the registration fee unless they have received a scholarship. 

  11. Will there be special Congress housing?
    Yes. All housing information is listed on the Congress website

  12. Do you assist with travel arrangements?
    The BWA Congress Office does not offer travel services.

  13. Do you assist with entry visas into Brazil?
    We have provided all the necessary information required for visa applications. In addition, we will issue you an invitation letter that can be included with your visa application. The BWA will only issue an invitation letter after you have completed the Congress registration process. Please supply the requested information on your registration form. Invitation letters will be sent two weeks after registration. To ensure your participation, please apply for your visa in sufficient time before the event.

    You can get more information about Brazilian visas at http://www.portalconsular.itamaraty.gov.br/images/qgrv/QGRV-simples-ing-190925.pdf or http://www.portalconsular.itamaraty.gov.br/vistos-para-viajar-ao-brasil  or https://formulario-mre.serpro.gov.br/sci/pages/web/pacomPasesWeb.jsf?aba=-6.

    As of June 2019, citizens of the United States, Canada, Australia, and Japan do not need a visa if they are traveling to Brazil.

  14. Which airport is closest/most convenient?
    The recommended airport is the International Airport Antônio Carlos Jobim also known as Galeão International Airport (GIG). It is about 35 kilometers from the venue, and the average taxi cost is about $35-40 US dollars.

  15. What is the location of the event?
    Riocentro Convention & Event Center
    Av. Salvador Allende, 6555 - Barra da Tijuca,
    Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22783-127, Brazil

  16. CANCELLATION POLICY:
    Registration fees will be refunded only when written request is received in the BWA Office before March 31, 2021. An administration fee of US$25 will apply to each cancellation. We regret that cancellations made after March 31, 2021, will result in loss of the entire registration fee.

    IMPORTANT:  ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE on June 10, 2021. After that date, you must register onsite in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (dependent on availability).

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