How to apply for a tourist visa to Brazil
Brazil requires many tourists to obtain a visa. Please check with your local embassy if
a Visa is required. You can also find out if you need a visa to travel to Brazil, by accessing:
Beginning January 10, 2024, citizens of Australia, Canada, and the United States will need a visa to
enter Brazil. Those who already possess a valid physical visa in their passports
for their intended travel purpose are exempt from applying for a new one.
Important Update: From January 10th onwards,
passport holders from the United States, Australia, and Canada visiting Brazil, whether by air, sea, or land, must
have an eVisa - Electronic Visa
when entering Brazil. Travelers arriving on January 9th are strongly encouraged to secure their eVisa in advance to prevent any travel issues due to delays or missed connections. Ensure a
smooth trip by obtaining your eVisa promptly.
The visa process in many jurisdictions will start with an online application. Below is a list of Brazillian Consulates where you can navigate to the proper page to start your visa process.
What do you need to get the visa
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A passport that will be valid for six months past the date of first entry to Brazil. The passport must have at least 2 blank pages designated for “VISAS” and must be signed by the holder.
A passport-type photo, size 2″ x 2″, front view with full face;
A photocopy of your roundtrip ticket, flight itinerary, or a signed letter from a travel agency with confirmed roundtrip bookings, which we provide you, or proof of your ability to pay for your stay in Brazil;
Application form with fields 1-27 filled out and signed. The form to present to the Consulate must have an original signature (not a faxed form); Additionally;
Children under the age of 6 are required to show a certificate of vaccinations against polio, stating type and age;
If an applicant is under the age of 18 and is traveling without parents or a legal guardian, a notarized letter of consent signed by parents or legal guardian is required.
Visa has been waived for citizens of the following countries:
|Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Antigua and Barbuda
|Bonaire; Sint Eustatius and Saba
|British Virgin Islands
|French West Indies
|Saint Kitts and Nevis
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
|Trinidad and Tobago
|Turks and Caicos Islands
|South Korea **
|Sri Lanka **
|East Timor *
|Marshall Islands *
|Papua New Guinea*
|Burkina Faso *
|Cape Verde Islands *
|Sao Tome and Principe
|Sierra Leone *
|Saint Helena *
|United Arab Emirates
* Countries that grant visas at the landing of tourists.
** Countries that require Electronic Travel Requests before arrival.
A valid passport for at least six months. A return onward ticket, adequate proof that you can purchase your return fare, or proof of your ability to pay for your stay in Brazil.