Brazil Tourist Visa

Brazil visa permits a foreigner to enter Brazil, spend a specified period either as a tourist or as a business delegate in the country. All U.S citizens traveling to Brazil require a visa that allows them to enter/stay in the country. However, visa is not required for citizens of certain European and South American countries traveling to Brazil on tourism.

Brazil Tourist Visa

Brazil's tourist visa is issued only for touring the country, or visiting relatives/friends, or for unpaid participation in scientific/academic seminar/conferences, and for unpaid participation in athletic or any competition. However, an invitation/approval letter from the sponsoring organization in Brazil is required in the latter cases.

If you are visiting Brazil as a tourist with a valid passport from one of the following countries, then you do not need a Brazil tourist visa. This is strictly restricted for tourism purposes alone and the stay should not exceed 90 days.

Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Monaco, Morocco, the Netherlands, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, the Vatican, and Venezuela.

However, the stay period for citizens/valid passport holders of Venezuela is limited to a period of 60 days only.

Citizens/nationals of Bhutan, Central African Republic and Taiwan visiting Brazil are issued a Laissez-passer. A laissez-passer is a travel document issued by the consular service for people entering Brazil whose passport is issued by a government not recognized by the Brazilian government.

A foreigner entering Brazil with a tourist visa is not encouraged to engage in any paid activity. In addition, the visa holder must enter the country within 90 days since the visa was issued. Once you are around in Brazil, a one-time extension of up to 90 days may be granted by the Brazilian Federal Police Department (Delegacia de Estrangeiros)

Following are the documents required for Brazil Tourist Visa

  • passport with a validity not less than 6 months

  • visa application form duly filled by the passport holder or his/her parents/guardians

  • one color passport size front view photograph without any head cover

  • copy of the round trip or multi-country ticket

Documents required for minors less than 18 years of age

  • Copy of birth certificate

  • If not accompanied by both parents/guardians, a notarized letter of consent duly signed by the concerned parents/guardians should be submitted to the consulate.

  • For children below ages of three months and six years, a certification of vaccination against polio is required. In cases, where the child cannot be immunized, a notarized letter stating the same from the child's physician is required.

Documents required for Laissez-passer

  • Passport with a validity not less than 6 months

  • Two laissez-passer application forms duly filled by the passport holder or parents/guardians

  • 3-passport size photographs either color or black on a white or clear background.

Brazil Business Visa

Brazil business visa (VITEM -II) is issued for business meetings involving purchases of goods and services, exploring investment opportunities, outsourcing, relocation and meetings to evaluate operations or existing contracts. Brazil business visa is also issued for media coverage or filming.

Documents required for business visa

  • Passport with a validity not less than 6 months

  • Visa application form duly filled by the passport holder

  • If sent on deputation, a letter stating your job description, period of stay, purpose of trip and your payment details during the visit should be detailed on the company's letterhead.

  • If you are self-employed, provide a detailed bank statement that would display enough funds during your stay in Brazil.

  • If you are visiting a partner organization in Brazil, then a detailed letter explaining the relationship between both organizations, the need for travel should be submitted by both the organizations.

  • One passport size color photograph without any glass or head cover.

  • If you are trip includes a visit to the states of Acre, Amap?, Amazonas, Goi?s, Maranh?o, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Par?, Rond?nia, Roraima, and Tocantins then an international immunization certificate against yellow fever is required. The certificate needs to be produced if you have traveled within 90 days prior to entering Brazil to any country declared by WHO as a country with risk of yellow fever.

Disclaimer: These pages are intended to be used as a guide only. Visa information for most countries change often without any advance notice. It is essential that you call the respective country?s embassy before you make your travel plans. Although all due care has been taken in compiling the information available in these pages, the Webmaster or publishers of the CityRound will not be held accountable under any circumstances for any errors or omissions found in these pages.

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