Presidential Inauguration 2019

Press accreditation for the presidential inauguration 2019

Dear media professional,

The Federal Senate of Brazil will perform a specific accreditation of journalists, photographers, camera crews, and communication technicians to the Palace of the National Congress to cover the presidential inauguration. The ceremony will take place on January 1, 2019, at 3pm. To this end, the interested media companies must request the credentials until December 18, 2018. A hotsite has been created to help press professionals, available at:

Given the characteristics of the spaces, there will be a limited number of credentials. News companies should be aware of current rules regarding press coverage in the National Congress (Act nº 11/2017).

It is worth mentioning that the current credentials will not be valid for the day of the inauguration. The specific accreditation to work at the Planalto Palace and Itamaraty Palace must be requested directly to those agencies.

For the professionals already accredited to work at the Federal Senate, it is only necessary that the media company sends a correspondence requesting the special accreditation to the e-mail:

Journalistic companies whose professionals are not accredited by the Federal Senate or are registered only in the Chamber of Deputies must fill in and sign the press accreditation form for the 2019 presidential inauguration. Those forms must be sent together with the form of each professional, accompanied by a 3X4 photo (color, front-on, with a white background and minimum resolution of 300 DPI) and copies of the documents of the person to be accredited.

The intended sector for this professional must also be stated in the request.

The sectors available for press coverage are*:

  1. Ramp and outside area of the Chapelaria (underground entrance to the Congress building, in case of rain) – color: blue— (only photographers and camera crews);
  2. White Hall (internal area of the Chapelaria) – color: salmon;
  3. Black Hall – color: black;
  4. Green Hall – color: green;
  5. Mezzanine of the plenary of the Chamber of Deputies – color: grey; and
  6. Gallery of the plenary of the Chamber of Deputies – color: orange (photographers only).

* The access rules to the plenary of the Chamber of Deputies will be informed later to news companies, after the mapping of available spaces.


All forms must be sent to:

Professionals must be attentive to the sector authorized by the credential. Circulation between the areas will not be allowed. Each credential authorizes access to and stay at the designated area only. Should new press sectors be included for the coverage, the journalistic companies will be duly informed.

There will be security locks in all places 30 minutes prior to the arrival of the presidential entourage to the National Congress Palace, and the withdrawal of those security barriers will only occur after the authorities have joined the Plenary of the Chamber of Deputies. The internal circulation will also be interrupted when the presidential entourage leaves the building.

The use of the special credential for the inauguration is personal and non-transferable. In the event of cancellation, suspension, revocation or substitution of its holder, the requesting journalistic company must communicate the fact to the Inauguration Coordination and return the credential immediately.

Credentials will be delivered between December 26 and 28 2018, from 9am to 5pm, at the Police Department of the Federal Senate.

For  further  details  about  the  accreditation  and  the  ceremony,  please  send  an  e-mail  to or call (+55 61) 3303-4996.



Press Office

Federal Senate of the Federative Republic of Brazil