Brazil Tourist Visas Info

How to get a visa for Brazil


Brazil

Brazil visas are required for North Americans traveling to Brazil. The processing fee for a Brazil visa is $131. Because a Brazil visa takes time to process, it's best to obtain one well in advance of your departure date. To obtain a Brazil visa, contact your nearest Brazilian embassy or consulate, or apply online.

Read more about Brazil visa requirements and other Brazil travel tips.

Please note: Visa and health information stated here is only a guideline. Only the information given by the consulate of the country you are planning to visit is up-to-date, official and correct.

Brazil Visas FAQs

1. Who needs a Brazil visa?

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2. What do I need to apply for a visa?

  • Your passport. Make sure that it is valid for at least six months after your arrival date in Brazil
  • A Visa Application Form. Make sure it is signed and dated by the passport holder or legal guardians. You can fill out the Visa Application Form online; just remember to print out the receipt page (with bar code) once you have completed the application.
  • One recent 2x2 passport-photo
  • A copy of your round-trip ticket or a booked itinerary showing travel to and from Brazil (confirming the purchase of the ticket, with passenger's name, itinerary, flight number and arrival/departure dates)
  • A copy of the U.S. Alien Resident Card for foreign residents and/or a valid visa or document to return from Brazil to the US or to another country
  • For minors under 18 years of age, see "Visa for Minors"
  • Proof of residency (driver's license, utility bill)
  • The Consulate may request additional information/documentation as deemed necessary

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3. How much does it cost?

  • U.S. passport holders must pay a processing fee of USD $160
  • Australian passport holders must pay a processing fee of USD $35
  • Canadian passport holders must pay a processing fee of USD $65
  • Japanese passport holders must pay a processing fee of USD $25
  • United Arab Emerites passport holders must pay a processing fee of USD $55
  • Angola passport holders must pay a processing fee of USD $100
  • Algerian passport holders must pay a processing fee of USD $60
  • Nigerian passport holders must pay a processing fee of USD $65
  • All other passport holders (that require visas) must pay a processing fee of USD $20
  • An additional fee of $20.00 will be charged for any application not submitted in person by the applicant, regardless of nationality
  • Please note that cash and checks are not permitted, online US Postal Service money orders, made out to the Consulate General of Brazil

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4. Visas for Tourist Groups

  • Processing time: five to eight business days.

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5. Visa requirements for Minors (under 18 years)

  • Your passport, valid for at least six months after your arrival date in Brazil
  • Visa Application Form. Make sure it is signed and dated by the passport holder's parents or legal guardians. You can fill out the Visa Application Form online; just remember to print out the receipt page (with bar code) once you have completed the application. This letter must be authenticated by the Brazilian Consulate, which costs an additional $45
  • One recent 2x2 passport-photo
  • Original birth certificate and one copy of the birth certificate
  • A notarized letter of consent signed by the parents, if the child is traveling alone
  • A notarized letter of consent signed by the non-traveling parent, if the child is traveling with one parent
  • An International Certificate of Vaccination including polio vaccination is required for all children ages 7 and under
  • The Consulate may request additional information/documentation as deemed necessary

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6. How long does the visa last?

  • The Brazil visa is good for 5 or 10 years with multiple entries, as long as the visa holder adheres to the following criteria:
  • The Brazil visa must be used within 90 days from the date that it was issued
  • Tourists may only stay up to 90 days. The Brazilian Federal Police may extend the visa at their discretion, but it may not exceed 180 days per year

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7. What else do I need to know before applying for a tourist visa?

  • Apply ONLY to the consulate in your jurisdiction
  • Please note that cash and checks are not permitted, online US Postal Service money orders, made out to the Consulate General of Brazil
  • If you are applying for visas for a family, a single money order for the total amount is fine
  • Visas applications can be sent by mail, but must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. The consulate only returns mail via the USPS. A mail service with a tracking number is recommended
  • After all documentation is received by the Consulate, tourist visa applications take at least 5 (five) working days to be processed. Longer periods may apply. The Consulate has no rush/expedite service or fees. The consulate does not issue same day visas, unless in case of a documented medical emergency
  • Anyone can pick-up the visa as long as they have the receipt
  • Brazil visa regulations change constantly. SouthAmerica.travel encourages travelers to contact their nearest consulate for the latest information

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    8. Are vaccinations or shots required?

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    Brazilian Embassies and Consulates in the US

    Washington DC

    Mail in applicants must reside in: DC, KY, OH, MD, VA, WV
    3009 Whitehaven St NW, Washington DE 20008
    Tel. (202) 238-2828 Fax (202) 238-2818http://cgwashington.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/

    Los Angeles

    Applicants must reside in: AZ, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY and these Californian Counties: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura

    8484 Wilshire Blvd Ste 730/711, Beverly Hills CA 90211
    Tel. (323) 651-2664 Fax (323) 651-1274http://losangeles.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/

    San Francisco

    Applicants must reside in: OR, WA, AK and these Californian Counties: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Ladera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benedito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislau, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolunme, Tolo, and Yuma

    Apply online only or walk-in; no mail applications accepted
    300 Montgomery St Ste 900, San Francisco CA 94104
    Tel. (415) 981-8170 Fax (415) 981-3628http://saofrancisco.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/

    Miami

    Applicants must reside in: AL, FL, GA, MI, NC, SC, TN, PR, US-VI, Bahamas

    80 SW 8th St - 26th Floor, Miami FL 33130-3004
    Tel. (305) 285-6200 (From 4pm to 5pm ONLY) Fax (305) 285-6229http://miami.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/

    Chicago

    Applicants must reside in: IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, MS, NB, ND, SD, WI

    Apply online only or walk-in; no mail applications accepted
    401 N Michigan Ave Ste 1850, Chicago, IL 60611
    Tel. (312) 464-0244 Fax (312) 464-0299

    Boston

    Applicants must reside in: ME, MA, NH, RI, VT

    The Statler Building, 20 Park Plaza - Ste 810, Boston MA 02116
    Tel. (617) 542-4000 Fax (617) 542-4318 http://boston.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/

    New York

    Applicants must reside in: CT, DE, NJ, NY, PA, Bermuda Islands

    Apply online only or walk-in; no mail applications accepted
    1185 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave), New York NY 10036
    Tel. (917) 777-7777 Fax (212) 827-0225http://novayork.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/

    Houston

    Applicants must reside in: AK, CO, KS, LA, NM, OK, TX

    Park Tower North, 1233 West Loop South, Ste 1150, Houston TX 77027
    Tel. (713) 961-3063/961-3064/961-3065 Fax (713) 961-3070 http://houston.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/

    Read the full list of Brazilian Embassies and Consulates


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