For Canadians planning a trip to Brazil, here are some important things to know about obtaining a Brazil tourist visa. SouthAmerica.travel is a tour operator, not a consulate, so we cannot process or issue visa applications. But, because we arrange lots of Brazil tours for Canadians, we like to point our Canadian travelers in the right direction with this whole process.
Note that a tourist visa is required for every Canadian traveling to Brazil. Also, visa applications for Canadians to Brazil can be a very lengthy process - sometimes up to one month. For a small fee, a Canadian visa & passport service can save a lot of hassles.
Visa Requirements for Canadians Traveling to Brazil
Canadian Citizens travelling to Brazil are required to submit a visa application in person or through the mail. The Embassy will assist people residing in the National Capital Region, this being our consular jurisdiction. Residents of other locations should contact the one of our Consulates in Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver.
The Consulate General in Montreal has jurisdiction over the provinces of Québec (except localities at the National Capital Region), Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Nunavut.
The Consulate General in Toronto has jurisdiction over the provinces of Ontario (except localities at the National Capital Region), & Manitoba.
This Consulate-General of Vancouver is responsible for visas and consular services for the following Provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
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Please note the addresses of those Consulates:
Consulate General of Brazil in Montreal
Jurisdiction: Quebec (except the National Capital Region), New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland.
1, Westmount Square, suite 1700
Montreal, QC H3Z 2P9, Canada
Phone: (514) 499-0968
Fax: (514) 499-3963
Visa Section: firstname.lastname@example.org
Consulate General of Brazil in Toronto
Jurisdiction: Ontario (except Ottawa), Manitoba and Nunavut.
77 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1M2, Canada
Phone: (416) 922-2503
Fax: (416) 922-1832
Consulate General Of Brazil in Vancouver
Jurisdiction: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon and Northwest Territories.
666 Burrard Street, suite 2020
Vancouver, BC V6C 2X8, Canada
Phone: (604) 696-5311
Due to the high number of applications received, the Consulate-General does not confirm the receipt of documents neither checks the status of any process over the phone or email.
- Tourists Visas are multiple entry and can be valid for up to 5 years.
The requirements listed are not all-inclusive. When processing a visa application, the Consulate has the right to request additional information/documentation, if necessary.
PROCESSING TIME: 15 business days, no exceptions.
- The visa processing time does not include postage time.
- Processing time is subject to change without notice.
- There is no expedited/rush services.
- Emergency requests are only considered when there is a death in the family or health problems and must be accompanied by supporting documents. Other cases will be analized on a case-by-case basis.
- Valid for at least six months. Passports with expired date of less than six months will be automatically returned.
- Signed on the designated space.
- With at least one empty page to issue the visa.
- As with any official Government document, your passport must be in good and acceptable conditions.
Damaged passports will not be accepted and will be returned to the applicant.
- Copies are not accepted. Without the original passport, the application cannot be processed and will be returned to the sender.
Visa Application form properly filled out online*
YOU MUST ALSO CHECK THE VISA STATUS ON THIS WEBSITE https://scedv.serpro.gov.br (click on check visa).
*If you try to acess the online application form and you receive a security warning, please be advised that the website you are redirected to is a secure website. The security certificate is issued by the Brazilian governmental company responsible for the software used by the Brazilian Government. You can just click OK or continue to this website to acess the visa online forms.
One (1) recent photo size 2x2" (inches):
- Against a white background, front face.
- Professionaly taken photos only. Scanned pictures are not accepted.
- Does not need to be signed on the back.
- Please glue the photo to the application form.
Proof of purchase of round-trip air ticket/ cruise (one of the following options only):
- Photocopy of the purchased ticket with ticket number;
- Photocopies of both itinerary and receipt of payment for the ticket;
- Original standby ticket, for airline company employees.
A letter from yourself, explaining your itinerary (when are you arriving and leaving Brazil); what is the purpose of your trip; and if it is the case, who in Brazil is inviting you.
Proof of income and employment:
An official letter from the company you work with, stating your name and confirming your currently position and most recent paystub, AND one of the following options:
- Photocopy of recent bank statement, with complete name of the account holder;
- Copy of last income tax.
- If you are retired, you don't need provide proof of employment but proof of income is still required.
IF YOU ARE A STUDENT:
Provide an official letter from the college or university you attend, stating your name and confirming you are currently enrolled to that institution AND one of the following options:
- Photocopy of recent bank statement, with complete name of the account holder;
- A notarized Affidavit letter from your parents or legal guardian, confirming their financial support to your trip.
- Canadians: CAD$91.00
- Australians: CAD$49.00
- Japaneses: CAD$70.00
- Mexicans: CAD$42.00
- Russians: CAD$70.00
- Americans: Visa is free, but there is an administrative fee of CAD$182.00 due to reciprocity.
- For other nationalities, the visa fee is CAD$28.00.
- For some countries, a consultation fee might be necessary. Please inquiry within.
- For some countries, a tourist visa is not required. COUNTRIES EXEMPTED FROM TRANSIT, TOURIST AND BUSINESS VISAS (Stand: 31 May 2010)..
APPLICATION BY MAIL:
- Add CAD$28.00 for handling, per person, if application is submitted through a third party or by mail.
- If you submit your application by mail, please note that you have to provide a Canada Post return envelope, prepaid and self-addressed. The use of any other express courier companies for return will not be accepted under any circumstances.
- Make sure you have both tracking numbers for your own control. Due to the large number of documents received everyday, the Consulate is unable to verify the arrival of any application.
- The Consulate General is not responsible for delayed, lost, damaged or stolen mail.
- All applications are analyzed individually. When submitting multiples applications, please prepare each set of documents separately for each applicant. All applications may be send and returned in the same envelope.
FORMS OF PAYMENT:
- Money order or certified cheque only.
- Payable to the order of the consulate you are using: ‹Consulate General of Brazil in Montreal / Toronto / Vancouver‹.
- The Consulate does not accept payments in cash, personal cheques or credit cards.
ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS FOR TRAVELLERS UNDER 18 YEARS-OLD:
Simple letter (does not need to be notarized) from both parents authorizing the minor to apply for a Brazilian visa.
If the child is travelling with one of the parents only or with another person, the following applies:
1 (one) original and 1 (one) copy of the notarized authorization form signed by both parents if the minor is travelling unaccompanied or with one parent only. After the notarization, the form must be legalized and authenticated by the Consulate.
2 original photos 3×4cm, white background, front face.
Copy of birth certificate with the parents‰ names.
Photocopy of one piece of identity (passport or identity card) of both parents, and, in case a divorce, photocopy of judgment granting guardianship.
The travel authorization for minors is a document required by the Brazilian authorities for a child to travel (alone or accompanied by one of the parents or a third party), on any occasion to and within and from Brazil.
The authorization must be signed by the parents or legal representatives.
LEGALIZATION FEE: CAD$ 35.00 per child (if accompanied of one parent)
CAD$ 63.00 per child (if unaccompanied of both parents)
- The visa must be used within 90 days from the date of issue.
- When applicable, the Consulate General reserves the right to interview the candidate for a visa.
- Visa requirements and fees are subject to change without notice.
- The Brazilian Consulate General is not responsible for delayed, lost or stolen mail.
- Documents submitted will be kept on file. Please provide us with photocopies.
Click here for a list of the countries that do require yellow fever immunization. For more information, visit the World Health Organization website.
- Yellow fever vaccination is highly recommended if the applicant's destination in Brazil includes any of the following States: Acre, Amap˝, Amazonas, Bahia, Espârito Santo, Federal District, Goi˝s, MaranhŃo, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Par˝, Piauâ, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondúnia, Roraima, SŃo Paulo, Santa Catarina, and Tocantins.
Children between the ages of 3 months and 6 years: certificate of vaccination against Polio.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
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