Required Documents for Brazil Visa
- Valid for at least 6 months with at least two blank pages
- Copy of passport’s data page
- 3cm x 4cm, taken from the front with white background. The applicant’s face and shoulders must be centered and eyes must look directly into the camera. There should be no glare or reflections in the photo.
- Headgear of any kind, except those worn for religious purposes, are not allowed. The face should not be covered by the headgear.
- Facial expression should be neutral and eyes must be open and visible. There should be no reflection of ambient light or the camera on eyeglasses. Nonprescription eyeglasses or dark glasses are not allowed.
- There should be no pacifiers and toys, in children’s photos. They cannot be photographed with the hands of other people holding them.
- Check samples of correct and incorrect passport photos.
- Round-trip ticket
- Formal letter from the applicant’s sponsor (if applicable)
- If sponsored by a company, there should be a formal letter with the company’s letterhead. The letter should also specify the applicant’s position, salary, and purpose for the trip.
- Travel or health insurance covering the applicant’s entire stay in the country
- Proof of financial means to support stay in Brazil
- Bank statements stamped by the bank over the last 3-month period that prove financial capability
- Confirmation of hotel reservations (with the hotel’s name, address, and contact number)
- If the applicant will be hosted by someone in Brazil, a copy of an invitation letter notarized by a notary must be submitted in lieu of confirmed hotel reservations
- Signed receipt (generated after submitting the application form online)
- For minor applicants, the receipt must be signed by both parents]
- Applicants who are minors must submit additional documents:
- Original birth certificate or a notarized copy of the birth certificate
- Letter of consent that gives authority for a visa to be issued to the minor who is traveling alone, with one parent, or with a third-party. The letter must be signed by both parents or by a legal guardian before a public notary. Legal guardians must also provide proof of legal guardianship.
- Proof of means during the applicant’s stay in the country from the parents.
- NOTE: Some applicants may be asked to submit additional documents on a case-to-case basis.
Brazil Visa Application Steps
- Prepare the required documents.
- Fill out the Brazil visa application form.
- Visit the official Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Select visa, start a new application and proceed.
- Fill out the Brazil visa application form online and click ‘Complete Application’ once done. Applicant will receive an application number. The receipt must be printed and signed.
- Affix your photo on the correct field on the printed receipt by gluing. Do not staple the photo on the receipt.
- Schedule a Brazilian visa appointment.
- Visit the official e-consular website, select the country where you intend to submit your application and log in using your email and password. Consulates or embassies in certain countries may not have online appointment booking services. Check their details and contact them to check if you need to schedule a Brazilian visa appointment and how to schedule a Brazilian visa appointment.
- Submit your Brazil visa application form.
- Submit the printed and signed receipt and supporting documents to the Brazilian consulate or embassy.
- NOTE: Different Brazilian consulates/embassies/VAC may have different procedures for submitting Brazilian visa applications. Contact the consulate or embassy in your country of citizenship or residence to get the most accurate information.
- Pay the visa application fee.
- Applicants will be provided with a confirmation of delivery after payment is made and all documents are checked. They will also be informed when they can collect their visa.
Brazil Visa Fees
Visa fees for Brazilian visa applications are reciprocal. This means that a citizen of a certain country pays the same fee that a Brazilian citizen would pay to apply for the same tourist visa to the applicant’s country of citizenship. Therefore, Brazilian visa fees vary depending on the nationality of the applicant. All fees are non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application.
Where to Apply
Applicants should submit their Brazil visa applications online through the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and submit their documents and receipt personally, through third parties, or through mail or courier at the Brazilian consulate or embassy of their country of citizenship or residence. However, applicants of some countries may need to apply for a Brazil visa personally at the Brazilian consulate or embassy in their country of citizenship or residence.
Brazil Visa Processing Time
The shortest processing time for Brazil visa applications is within 5 business days. However, there are some cases when the processing time for Brazil visa applications takes longer than usual.
For approved visa applications
A visa does not guarantee entry to Brazil. The Brazilian Federal Police will determine if you will be allowed to enter the country at the port of entry. It is important to check the details on the visa and ensure that they match the information on the passport.
For denied visa applications
Applicants whose Brazilian visa applications were denied may reapply. However, they must prove with supporting evidence that the reasons for which their previous application was denied, should no longer be considered valid.