Visa Requirements

*******UPDATE*********

******Travel on or after January 10,  2024 , All Passport Holders from USA, Canada and Australia will need to obtain an E-VISA to enter Brazil.*****

Visas that are still valid or physical visa on your passport for the purpose of your visit, you do not need to apply for a new visa. For special passports you still need an e-visa or physically visa if you are travelling with a diplomatic passport.

Consulate fee  for E-VISA:  Visa Fee : $80.00 + VFS Service Fee : $0.90 = $80.90

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR  E-Visa  Tourism or Business  with stays up to 90 Days.

A signed valid Passport with validity up to the end of Brazil trip and with two blank visa pages .
Visa application form completed online.
Passport-style photo (2” x 2”, white background).
Confirmed itinerary of round trip
Printed bank statement showing transactions for the last 30 days and showing balance of  $2,000.00 or proof of income or credit card statement, or
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.

 Tourist Visa – NON US CITIZENS

 

Eligibility for Tourist visa service as follows

  • Leisure travel (sightseeing only)
  • Visit to friends and relatives (does not include religious visits)
  • Scientists, professors, or researchers (who are current University faculty), attending cultural, technological, or scientific conferences, seminars or meeting (services provided must not be paid by organizations/companies in Brazil, except for reimbursement of expenses or per diem allowances). An invitation from the host organization would usually be required.
  • Participation in artistic or amateur sport competitions, whenever no monetary prize or paid admission is involved. An invitation from the host organization would usually be required.

Brazil Visa Application Link

Once you reach the site, please find the “Visa Request” link in the third box on the left.

 

1. Authorization for Issuance of Brazilian Visa

Applicants under 18 year of age are considered MINORS and DO NOT SIGN THEIR  VISA APPLICATION FORMS. Both parents must fill out and sign the “AUTHORIZATION FOR ISSUANCE OF BRAZILIAN VISA FOR MINOR” form and the minor’s visa application form. Their signatures on the authorization form and the visa application form must be notarized.

Original or notarized copy of BIRTH CERTIFICATE MUST BE PRESENTED.

If the applicant (minor) was not born in the United States, please note that:

A) Documents not issued within the United States must have their originals either legalized by a Brazilian consular office responsible for the jurisdiction of the country the document was issued or certified by the embassy or consulate of that country in the United States.

B) Documents not issued in English, Portuguese, Spanish or French will require either:

– A sworn translation made by a competent translator in the United States with its signature acknowledged by a US notary public; or

– A translation done by or certified by the Consulate or Embassy of issuing country in the United States; or

– A sworn translation made by a competent translator outside of the United States to one of the four accepted languages above and duly legalized by the Brazilian consular office responsible for the jurisdiction of where the document was issued.

Minors’ visas will not be issued without consent from both parents, except if:

*One of the parents is deceased: in which case the death certificate (original, certified or notarized copy) must be submitted; or

*One of the parent’s is not listed on the birth certificate; or

*Court Order or Divorce Decree granting not only full custody but exclusive parental rights to one of the parents or legal guardian(s). The original or notarized copy of the complete document must be presented along with the other requirements.

 

. Children of Brazilian Citizens

Children of Brazilian citizens can only apply for a visa if they have not yet been issued a Brazilian birth certificate and therefore are not eligible for a Brazilian passport. In that case, the Brazilian parent(s) must attach a notarized letter (Declaration of Non-Citizenship) stating that the child was not registered in any Consulate or in Brazil and, therefore, does not have Brazilian citizenship.
 
Brazilian citizens are advised to register their children at the Consulate  (Brazilian birth certificate)  to guarantee their Brazilian citizenship so as to safeguard any rights in the future.
 
Children of Brazilian citizens to whom a visa was issued must have it cancelled after they acquire Brazilian citizenship.

Brazil Visa Application Link

  • Your signature must be within the Rectangle on the application form, NOT below the Rectangle.
  • The Brazilian visa application must be submitted within one month of completion or it will expire. Please send within 30 days of completing the application online.

3. Professional passport photograph (digital photographs not accepted)

4. Proof of Residency: Provide a clear Notarized photocopy of driver’s license as proof of residency

5. Copy of round trip airline tickets -OR- letter from travel agent confirming round-trip tickets will be issued

6. If both parents are not on your Birth Certificate you will need a Notarized Copy.

If you do not mention both parents names on your visa application, a Notarized copy of your birth certificate, showing only the one parent, is required.

7. International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever Required if a Arriving from an infected area within 90 Days.

8.  A PHOTO COPY OF OF YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE WITH THE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED

Persons making short visits to religious organizations, churches, missionaries, or humanitarian organizations in Brazil, should present a letter from the church or institution responsible for organizing the trip.

The letter should explain what the group is going to do in Brazil, the name and contact information of the institution they will be visiting and what kind of volunteer assistance they will provide (brief or incomplete explanations are usually rejected, causing delays).

Business/Technical Visa Non US Citizens

Brazil Business Visa

(Temporary II Visa)

For business meetings, negotiations, sales and marketing only.

(Temporary V Visa)

For Technical Business and Services

  1. Valid signed US Passport, must be valid for 6 months from date of entry, and contain two consecutive blank visa pages. Side by side blank pages.
  2. Fully completed and signed application form.Please make sure your signature is only in the signature boxMake sure to sign INSIDE THE BOX -Please say within the box when signing .  If you have a middle name on your passport please put it next to your first name on your application so it will print out on your application.   Brazil Visa Application Link
  3. Your signature must be within the Rectangle on the application form, NOT below the Rectangle.

The Brazilian visa application must be submitted within one month of completion or it will expire. Please send within 30 days of completing the application online.

4. Proof of Residency: Provide a clear Notarized photocopy of driver’s license as proof of residency

5. Professional passport photograph (digital photographs not accepted)

6. If both parents are not on your Birth Certificate you will need a Notarized Copy.

If you do not mention both parents names on your visa application, a Notarized copy of your birth certificate, showing only the one parent, is required. 

7. Copy of round trip ticket, or itinerary from an air carrier or travel agent attesting to the acquisition of the ticket, showing flight information and dates of departure to and from Brazil.

Brazilian visas are usually good for multiple entries for the term of the visa’s duration.

8.  A PHOTO COPY OF OF YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE WITH THE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED

9. A  NOTARIZED LETTER  ExampleBrazilVisaLetter is required to be typed on your company letterhead and addressed to: Embassy of Brazil or Jurisdiction. This letter must be signed by a company officer other than the traveler, and should:

  1. state the nature of business to be performed, in detail;
  2. include the name and address of the company to be visited;
  3. guarantee sufficient financial support during visit; and
  4. guarantee return transportation to the US for the applicant.
  5. International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever Required if a Arriving from an infected area within 90 Days.

In addition to the standard Iratex fees, the following consular fees apply:  As of 08/ 06/2014 

Consulate Fee VITUR (Tourist) and VITEM II( Business):  $160.00 Non-technical  Validity 10 year multiple entry for US Citizens.

Consulate Fee VITEM V (Technical ) :  $290

Consulate Fee for Non US Citizens- Please call for a quote

Consulate fees must be paid by US POSTAL money order which can ONLY be purchased at your local post office. If you would prefer for IRATEX to make the money order for you, there will be a $10.00 MONEY ORDER FEE incurred to cover the cost and time to obtain it.

Helpful Hints For new Brazil Application

Application Prep fee $35.00 includes all uploads of documentation.

Page 1:

The applicants name must be – First, Middle and last – enter the middle name on the line with the first name
 
Place of birth – must match what is in the passport ie… if born in Canada this must coincide with the information in the passport and the state  and/or city
 
You must list the names of the mother and father in the event the father is unknown – please select unknown.  The name of the mother must be listed
 
 
Page 2:

Purpose of visit – ensure the proper category is chosen
 
Exhibition of travel document must show: Third party  Iratex Passport & Visa
 
Page 3:

Make sure that the passport number, issue and expiration date of the passport are entered correctly
 
The passport should show issued by:  US Department of State if a US Passport holder
 
 
Page 4:
 
Occupation – if client is unemployed, student, retired or a domestic engineer (formally know as a House Wife)  you will list that title and use their home address as the address of employer.  This information can not be left blank.
 
Page 5:
 
Traveler must list his/her email address and and telephone number both must be provided

allows you to modify the photo colors and adjust the size and position of the photos in this application.   This is a free program that you may download for your use.  

 
The photograph measurements should be 413 x 531 – Photos with a dark background or incorrectly uploaded will be rejected
The signature measurements should be 420 x 240

Only Signature and Photo should be uploaded.  Please do not upload any other documentation.

8-21-2018   New Requirement for Work, Cultural or Student Visa’s  For a (work, cultural, student visa, presentation of the applicant’s birth certificate, duly apostilled, is required by the Federal Police when the applicants register in Brazil.