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Brazil visa requirements

by Catherine Carey | February 23, 2024
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Brazil is a land of captivating diversity. There, you will see amazing natural landscapes like the Amazon rainforest and vibrant cities like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, which are some of the best places to visit in Brazil. Brazil is one of the wealthiest countries in terms of culture, and natural wonders. Are you ready for this enchanting destination? Then you must get your Brazil visa. Here is everything about the Brazil visa requirements

Do you need a visa to go to Brazil?

A lot of nationalities require a visa to go to Brazil, although there are some that have the advantage of being visa-free for a period of time. Other nationalities are required to get a visa to enter Brazil, but they are able to get an online Brazil visa.

You can get a Brazil eVisa if you are traveling to Brazil by air, sea or Land. Use our online eligibility checker to see if you qualify to apply for an electronic eVisa

Types of visas for Brazil

There are several types of visas for Brazil. Some of the most common ones are: 

Brazil eVisa

The visa for Brazil is an electronic visa that allows some citizens to apply for the visa fully online. It is a multiple-entries visa with 90 days per stay. You can apply for this visa if you are an eligible citizen (citizens from Australia, Canada and US) and are traveling to Brazil for these reasons: 

  • Business. Business activities that you can carry out in Brazil: attend meetings, trade fairs and business events, sign contracts, audit or consult. You must not receive any type of economic remuneration.
  • Tourism.
  • Transit. You will need the Brazil eVisa if you plan to leave the international transit area of a Brazilian port or airport or you don’t hold a single air ticket.
  • Seminars or conferences.
  • Crewmember. You will need the Brazil eVisa, if you will act as an aircraft or vessel crew member. This doesn’t apply for those who present an international seafarer card issued under the terms of the Convention of the International Organization of Labor.
  • Fiancé or spouse of a Brazilian citizen. Your intention must be to visit your Brazilian spouse or family.

Christ the Redeemer, Brazil

Visitor Visa (VIVIS)

This visa is for those who primarily intend to visit Brazil for tourism or business purposes. The VIVIS visa allows activities like tourism, business, transit, artistic or sports activities, study or volunteer work, or to attend to conferences, seminars or meetings.

This visa is valid for up to 90 days and allows multiple entries. All stays cannot exceed 180 days for one-year. 

Diplomatic Visa (VIDIP) 

This visa is just for foreign diplomats and officials that represent their governments or organizations. They can be on an official mission either on a temporary or permanent basis. 

Official Visa (VISOF)

This visa is just for foreign administrative personnel on official missions, either temporarily or permanently, representing foreign governments or organizations. 

Courtesy Visa (VICOR)

This visa is just for foreign dignitaries and officials on non-official visits, as well as their families. 

Temporary Visas (VITEMs)

This visa is designated for individuals traveling to Brazil to engage in a spectrum of activities, including academic research, teaching, medical treatment, employment, religious duties, investment ventures, technological or cultural endeavors, family reunification, as well as artistic, sports, and medical training pursuits. You can see all types of VITEMs here

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

How to get a visa for Brazil

Here we explain to you how to get a Brazil visa in just a few steps. The Brazil eVisa can be processed fully online and received in your email. Steps you must follow: 

  1. Begin by filling out the visa application form with the personal information stated in your valid passport.
  2. After completing the form, carefully review the application and proceed to pay the Brazil visa fees. If your situation requires you to attach supplementary documents, please ensure that you have included them during the application process.
  3. Sit back and relax as you await the arrival of your Brazil visa directly in your email inbox within a few days.
  4. Print the visa and present it upon arrival in the country.

What are the requirements to apply for a visa to go to Brazil?

To apply for the Brazil visa (eVisa Brazil), you will need these general documents, regardless of the purpose of your trip, whether it's for tourism, business, attending conferences, etc.:

  • Passport (valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of departure from Brazil)
  • Personal photograph
  • Airline tickets (must show entry and exit from the country)
  • If you arrive to Brazil in a cruise, you should attach a letter from the cruise line confirming that the visa applicant has purchased a cruise ticket, or an individual proof of payment for a cruise ticket.
  • Proof of funds (bank statement, credit card statements, or paycheck stubs)
  • Bank card for paying the visa fee
  • Email to receive the Brazilian visa

Brazil visa requirements to see parrots in the Amazon jungle

Specific documents for business purposes

Apart from the aforementioned documents, if you intend to carry out business activities in Brazil, you will need an invitation letter from a Brazilian company/institution/organization. This company must be the one who organizes the meeting, conference, etc. you are going to attend. This letter must include

  • The nature of the activities/business of the organization/company inviting the applicant to Brazil.
  • The applicant's position within the company with a brief description of their responsibilities and monthly earnings.
  • The nature of the activities the applicant will conduct during their visit to the country.
  • The planned travel dates.
  • The confirmation that the inviting company/organization will support the applicant during their stay in the country.
  • The confirmation that the applicant will not receive money from the organization/company inviting them from Brazil.
  • The letter must be signed by a supervisor/manager.

Additional requirements for minors

In addition to the general documents for the visa for Brazil, those applicants who are younger than 18 years old must present these documents:

  • Original birth certificate and one copy of the certificate.
  • Authorization for Issuance of Brazilian Visa for a Minor, signed by both parents.
  • A copy of the passports/IDs of the parents. The name must match perfectly with the child’s birth certificate. If the parent/s changed their name, they must provide proof of the name change with a marriage certificate or court order.
  • Death certificate in case one of the parents is deceased.
  • If the child is under sole custody of one of the parents, they must provide a copy of the court order awarding sole custody. 
  • If only one parent is listed on the birth certificate, only that parent’s signature is required.
  • If the child has Brazilian parents, a signed Declaração de Não-Cidadania must be provided to state that the child isn’t a Brazilian citizen (the child doesn’t hold a Brazilian Birth Certificate).

Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

What are the entry requirements for Brazil?

The Brazil entry requirements are as follows:

  • Approved Brazil visa
  • Valid passport
  • Photograph of the person traveling to Brazil

Fulfill all entry requirements and enjoy the beaches in Brazil!

Can the visa Brazil be changed once it has been processed?

Changes to the Brazil visa are not possible once it has been processed. The only scenario that can occur after you have applied for the Brazil visa is that you might be asked by our experts (who are in direct communication with the Brazilian Government) to provide additional documentation or information.

How much does a visa for Brazil cost?

The price of the Brazil visa is $80.90 USD.

Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

How far in advance do I need to apply for a Brazil visa?

We advise you to initiate the Brazil visa application process at least 7 days prior to your planned travel date. Although visa resolutions are typically processed and delivered in less than 7 days, it's best to allocate some additional time just in case problems such as missing documentation or errors in the application form arise. 

What are the entry borders to Brazil?

Brazil main airports are:

  • São Paulo/Guarulhos–Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport (GRU)
  • Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG)
  • Brasília–Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport (BSB)
  • Salvador–Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA)
  • Fortaleza–Pinto Martins International Airport (FOR)

You can enter these land border crossings that Brazil shares with some neighboring countries: Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela.

The main seaports are Rio de Janeiro and Santos.

Do you need a transit visa for Brazil?

You will need a transit if you want to leave the international transit area of the Brazilian airport or if you don’t hold you don’t hold a single air ticket.