Relation with Authorities
Concerning relations with tertiary educational and governmental authorities, the event will be endorsed by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education (MCTES) and the Youth and Sports State Secretariat (SEJD), respectively the highest educational and sports governing bodies in Portugal.
Similarly, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) will support the competition throughout its preparation and during the event itself. The FPF is national governing body for Futsal, organising not only all levels of national competition but also takes under its supervision everything related to the national team.
The WUC will be included in the Federation’s official calendar, as well as in the School Sports programme in order to conciliate all respective interests and better stimulate the events success. Referees and officials for the event will be nominated by national federation services.
The Town Hall of Braga, though it’s Mayor, will officially recognize the occasion and the city’s dedication to success of the Championships through logistic and financial support. Facilities, transportation and customary receptions will be handled in coordination the Organising Committee, bearing in mind the events international, national and local importance and needs.
Regarding Police, Customs and Security, a master plan for all security issues will be developed upon reception of the complete list of teams. Close cooperation has been established between local police and University of Minho campus security to assure the normal running of the event.
As in previous events, Portuguese authorities will recognise this competition and will cooperate very closely with the Organising Committee in order to facilitate customs formalities. The countries with visa procedures will be assisted by the OC in contacting Portuguese diplomatic representatives in the respective country in order to obtain detailed information and necessary visas. Athletes and other delegation members should then apply for an entry visa in order to allow entry into Portuguese territory.
Necessary documents to travel to portugal
Regarding entry formalities, citizens of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland need only an identity card to enter Portugal. In addition to their identity card, minors must also present authorisation from their parents to travel.
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 the following countries:
Citizens from countries not mentioned above need a visa to enter Portugal, which may be requested at the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate of their country for stays of up to 90 days. Under the terms of the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement, flights between Schengen states are considered to be internal flights and passengers do not need to obtain another visa.