How To Apply For The Brazil Immigration VISA

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Brazil Immigration VISA

Brazil Immigration VISA

Before you Immigrate or plan on Immigrating to Brazil, it is essential to note that you would need the Brazil Immigration VISA, to make that goal work.

And before you plan on applying for the VISA, you have to confirm whether you need a VISA to enter Brazil or not.

Some Countries are exempted from using a VISA to enter into Brazil, and they include;

  • European Union
  • Albania (90 days during a 180-day period)
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina*
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Bolivia*
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Canada
  • Chile*
  • Colombia*
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominica (90 days during a 180-day period)
  • Ecuador*
  • El Salvador
  • Fiji
  • Georgia (90 days during a 180-day period)
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia (up to 30 days)
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan (up to 30 days)
  • Liechtenstein
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro (90 days during a 180-day period)
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • North Macedonia (90 days during a 180-day period)
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Paraguay*
  • Peru*
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles (90 days during a 180-day period)
  • Singapore (up to 30 days)
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Sovereign Military Order of Malta
  • Suriname
  • Switzerland (90 days during a 180-day period)
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine (90 days during a 180-day period)
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United
  • Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay*
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela* (up to 60 days).       

Note: *Citizens of these Countries may enter with only their ID cards.

If your Country is not on the list above, then you need a VISA to enter Brazil.

Read: How To Apply For The Brazil Student VISA

What documents do I need to present?

Brazil Immigration VISA Application

You are to submit the following documents when applying:

  1. Your passport must be valid for at least another six months, and with at least two blank VISA pages.
  2. The Brazil VISA Application Form Receipt.
  3. Passport-size picture.
  4. A return-flight ticket.
  5. Proof of sufficient financial means to cover the duration of your stay. For example, Bank statements from the past three months.
  6. Proof of employment status:
    • If employed: Letter from your employer, stating your name, position, salary, how long you have worked there, etc.
    • If self-employed: Notarized affidavit, tax assessment.
    • If you are a student: Letter from your school or university, confirming your enrollment.
  7. Proof of accommodation in Brazil, such as a Hotel reservation or a letter of invitation (if you are staying with friends/family).
  8. Any documents related to your purpose of travel. For example:
  9. For Brazil business VISA:
    • Letter of invitation from the company in Brazil
    • Letter from your employer explaining the reason behind your visit
  10. For Brazil work VISA:
    • Approval from the Ministry of Labor
    • Certificate of good conduct from police authorities in your country
    • Work contract, the hiring company’s registration documents, etc.
  11. For Brazil family reunion VISA:
    • Proof of family relationship (birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc)
    • Certificate of good conduct from police authorities in your country
  12. For Brazil Student VISA:
    • Letter of enrollment in the Educational Institution
    • Certificate of good conduct from police authorities in your country
    • Proof of financial means to cover your stay
  13. Proof of having paid the Brazil VISA fee
  14. Pre-paid return envelope
  15. Any additional documents that the Consular staff requests.

Read: How To Apply For The Brazil Tourist VISA

You Have To Meet The Brazilian Photo Requirements

  • Dimensions: 4cm x 5cm (or 2-inch x 2 inch)
  • Taken within the last six months
  • Taken in front of a white and plain background
  • You must be centered in the picture and staring straight at the camera
  • Your face must be fully visible
  • You must have a neutral facial expression
  • There must not be any reflections, shadows or glares in the picture
  • You cannot wear any head-gear unless it is for religious purposes. Even so, make sure it does not cover your face.
  • You cannot wear eyeglasses with thick rims, that are tinted, too large, or not prescribed.
  • For young children/babies: They must be alone in the picture (no one should be holding them and there can be no toys)

Read: How To Apply For The Brazil Business VISA

Application Procedures For The Brazil Immigration VISA

Follow the steps below for your successful VISA application:

  1. Find the nearest Brazil Embassy/Consulate. It can be in your country or a neighboring Country.
  2. Contact them to learn about their requirements and what documents you need.
  3. Make a VISA appointment.
    1. Some Embassies/Consulates allow you to do this online.
  4. Collect the required documents for the Brazil VISA application.
  5. Complete the online Brazil VISA Application Form. Answer all the questions and attach electronic copies of the required documents and your VISA photo.
  6. You will also receive a confirmation number.
  7. Print the “Receipt” of the Brazil VISA Application Form, and attach the VISA photo to the designated spot.
  8. Show up on the date of your appointment, and hand in your application form and the original documents to the Consular staff. Alternatively, you may be able to send the documents to them through the mail.
  9. Pay the Brazil VISA fee. Again, the preferred method of payment changes depending on the country and specific Embassy/Consulate. But however, the VISA fee is US$ 100,00
  10. Wait for the VISA application to process. Once that happens, the Consular staff will notify you about the outcome of your application, and you have to go back and receive your VISA. If you applied by mail, you will receive the Brazil VISA by mail as well.

Other Important Things To Note

  • You can expect to wait for 10 to 15 workdays, from the time you submit your completed application. However, the processing time for a Brazil VISA changes depending on the specific Embassy/Consulate handling your application.
  • The documents that you submit must be Apostilled or legalized by the Brazilian Embassy in your Country before you submit them.
  • You will get your migration registration card (CRNM), and receive residency for a certain period (usually one to three years), when you enter Brazil. Before it expires, the registration card can be renewed.


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