Brazil visa

Brazil visa

Traveling to Brazil

Brazil is a popular travel destination that welcomed over 6 million visitors in 2019.

Foreign nationals from over 100+ countries can enter Brazil visa-free and stay for a maximum of 90 days in Brazil. All other foreign nationals wishing to travel to Brazil are required to obtain the appropriate Brazil sticker visa based on their purpose for traveling to Brazil. Brazil visas on arrival and e-Visas are not available to any foreign national at this time. Brazil visa applicants can apply for single or multiple entry, and Brazil visa validity periods depend on the traveler’s nationality and purpose of their trip. Brazil visas are normally multiple entry and allow for a 90-day stay. Travelers wanting to stay in Brazil beyond 90 days must apply for an extension with the Brazil Federal Police.

Brazil visa types

Foreign nationals applying for a Brazil visa must apply for the appropriate Brazil visa based on their purpose for traveling to Brazil. The Brazil visa types are: 

Brazil Temporary Visa (VITEM)

  • Academic & Research 
  • Health Care
  • Humanitarian
  • Study
  • Employment
  • Working Holiday
  • Religious
  • Volunteer Work
  • Investment
  • Economic, Scientific, Technological or Cultural
  • Family Reunification
  • Artistic or Sport
  • International Agreement
  • Brazilian Immigration
  • Medical Training

Brazil Visit Visa (VIVIS) (aka Tourist Visa)

  • Tourism
  • Business
  • Transit
  • Sports & Artistic Activities
  • Study
  • Volunteer Work
  • Conferences, Seminars or Meetings

It is important to note that Brazil visa holders should not exceed a stay of more than 90 days or engage in any long-term employment activities, unless specifically permitted by the approved Brazil visa type.

Brazil visa requirements

The following is required to apply for all Brazil visas:

Passport

A passport valid for at least 6 months, with 2 blank pages for official use

Personal photo

One passport photo, 3.5x4.5cm in size, on white background

Application form 

Electronic Brazil visa application form filled out online

Receipt

Receipt generated after submission of online application

Ticket

A return or onward ticket

Financial proof

3 months financial proof, such as salary slips or bank statements

Vaccination certificate

COVID-19 vaccination record

Payment

Proof of visa application fee payment

Documents for minors

A birth certificate or proof of guardianship 

Some types of Brazil visas have additional requirements than those listed above, such as an invitation letter for long-term employment and financial proof for minors. Accordingly, you are advised to check the requirements for the specific Brazil visa type you are applying for.

Brazil visa application

Unless visa exempt, all foreign nationals must apply for a Brazil sticker visa, prior to travel, by following these steps:

  1. Submit Brazil visa application online

    • Upload personal photo, and other requested documents
    • Fill out Brazil visa application form online
    • Click on “Complete Application” and receive an application number receipt
    • Print and sign the receipt
    • Glue your personal photo on the receipt as instructed

  2. Schedule a Brazilian visa appointment

    Contact the Brazil embassy or representation office to schedule an appointment

  3. Attend your Brazil visa appointment

    Submit receipt, visa application, and required documents

  4. Pay the Brazil visa fees

    Receive a payment delivery confirmation

  5. Wait for Brazil visa decision

    If approved, pick up Brazil visa from the Brazil embassy or representation office where you applied. Verify that all information is correct and matches your passport

Where to apply for Brazil visa?

Foreign nationals required to apply for a Brazil sticker visa should apply at their nearest Brazil embassy, consulate, or VAC abroad. 

Brazil visa processing time

Brazil visa processing times vary between embassies, and longer-term visas may require more time to be reviewed. Accordingly, you are advised to contact the Brazil representation office nearest you for more information. In all cases, it is always recommended to start the application process early, in case of delays or unforeseen circumstances.

Brazil visa FAQ

How long does it take for a Brazil visa to be approved?

Processing and issuance times vary between Brazil embassies and representation offices. While Brazil visit visas may be expedited promptly, Brazil temporary visas may require more time to review and process. Brazil visa applicants should inquire with their nearest Brazil embassy or representation office for more information as to their procedures and waiting times.

How much is the Brazil visa fee?

The Brazil visa fees vary according to the Brazil visa type you are applying for and where you are applying at. It’s best to get more information from the Brazil embassy or representation office where you are applying, as fees may vary or change. Please note that Brazil visa application fees are non-refundable.

Which countries can enter Brazil without a visa?

Foreign nationals from the following countries can enter Brazil visa-free and stay in Brazil for up to 90 days: Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bonaire St. Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Eswatini, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, French West Indies, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Norway, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, St. Helena, St. Maarten, St. Pierre and Miquelon, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Wallis and Futuna.

How can I stay in Brazil for a year?

To stay in Brazil for a year would require you to apply for a Brazil Temporary Visa (VITEM), for long-term travel purpose such as employment, study, health care, family reunification, retirement, or medical training.

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