The Brazil Tourist VISA is issued to foreigners that wants to visit Brazil for short-term purposes.
It is issued for a maximum duration of 90 days.
As the name implies, you can apply for the Brazil Tourist VISA if you want to visit Brazil as a Tourist, or for recreational purposes, including sports activities.
Brazil Tourist VISA
Do I need a VISA before I enter Brazil?
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)
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Costa Rica
- Dominica (90 days during a 180-day period)
- El Salvador
- Georgia (90 days during a 180-day period)
- Hong Kong
- Indonesia (up to 30 days)
- Kazakhstan (up to 30 days)
- Montenegro (90 days during a 180-day period)
- New Zealand
- North Macedonia (90 days during a 180-day period)
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- San Marino
- Seychelles (90 days during a 180-day period)
- Singapore (up to 30 days)
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Sovereign Military Order of Malta
- Switzerland (90 days during a 180-day period)
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Ukraine (90 days during a 180-day period)
- United Arab Emirates
- United States
- 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.
Required Documents For The Brazil Tourist VISA
You will need the following documents when applying for the Brazil Tourist VISA:
- Your passport must be valid for at least another six months and with at least two blank VISA pages.
- The Brazil VISA Application Form Receipt.
- Passport-size picture.
- A return-flight ticket.
- Proof of sufficient financial means to cover the duration of your stay. For example, bank statements from the past three months.
- 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.
- Proof of accommodation in Brazil, such as a hotel reservation or a letter of invitation (if you are staying with friends/family).
You will have to meet the Brazil VISA 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.
Follow the steps below for your successful Brazil Tourist VISA application;
- Find the nearest Brazil Embassy/Consulate. It can be in your Country or a neighboring Country.
- Contact them to learn about their requirements and what documents you need.
- Make a VISA appointment.
- Some Embassies/Consulates allow you to do this online.
- Collect the required documents for the Brazil VISA application.
- Complete the online Brazil VISA Application Form. Answer all the questions and attach electronic copies of the required documents and your VISA photo.
- You will also receive a confirmation number.
- Print the “Receipt” of the Brazil VISA Application Form and attach the VISA photo to the designated spot.
- 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.
- Pay the Brazil VISA fee. Again, the preferred method of payment changes depending on the country and specific Embassy/Consulate.
- 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.
- Some Brazil Embassies/Consulates requires you to hand in the application in person, but not all. Similarly, they may allow you to submit the application via mail, while others only allow you to submit the application through a VISA or Travel Agency.
- Visit/Tourist VISA fee: US$ 80,00 (for all Countries, except the ones below)
- Angola: US$ 180,00
- Algeria: US$ 85,00
- Australia: US$ 120,00
- China: US$ 115,00
- United States of America: US$ 160,00
- The processing time for a Brazil VISA is 15 workdays, from the time you submit your completed application. But it can change depending on the specific Embassy/Consulate handling your application.
- The duration of a Brazil Tourist VISA is maximum of 90 days. However, it can be issued for less than that, depending on the choice of the Brazilian Consular services.