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BRAZIL VISA

Visa information: 1-866-378-1722 My status
Brazil visa Requirements Visa required
 
 
Select the type of Brazil visa application

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Consular price: $00.00
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Download, fill out and mail in
Brazil visa application form
 
Mail all the paperwork to:

PLEASE SELECT STATE OF RESIDENCE and VISA TYPE/PRICE FIRST

Return shipping options:

- FREE - Include Your Postage
- PICK-UP - I will come to pick-up in Person
- $15.00 - FedEx Express Saver (3-4 days)
- $20.00 - FedEx Standard Overnight
- $25.00 - FedEx Priority Overnight
- $75.00 - First AM Delivery (guaranteed by 8.30AM)
- $39.00 - FedEx SATURDAY Priority
- $39.00 - FedEx Priority Overnight to AK, HI
- $39.00+ - FedEx INTL. Priority Overnight
- $60.00 - I want Travel Visa Pro to pickup and deliver to/from my location (only NY, DC, SF, LA, HOU). Mo-Fr 9-5
- $30.00 - I want Travel Visa Pro to pickup from my location (only NY, DC, SF, LA, HOU). Mo-Fr 9-5
- $30.00 - I want Travel Visa Pro to deliver to my location (only in NY, DC, SF, LA, HOU). Mo-Fr 9-5
 
Mail us the following documents:

1.

For Emergency Brazil Visa, please email info@travelvisapro.com
  If you need Brazil visa quicker than processing time posted on our website, please call our Brazil Visa Emergency line at (212)-380-7866 and leave a voice mail or email your inquiry to ny@travelvisapro.com. We will try to offer you a customized visa solution.

2.

Completed Brazilian Visa Application
  Complete Brazilian Visa Application Online - website will open in a new window (choose VISA REQUEST). Download HERE Step-by-Step instructions on HOW TO complete Brazil Visa Application online. As of June 9, 2008, all visa applicants are required to fill out on-line the Brazilian Visa Application Form. The information that you enter is not submitted electronically. It is only used to generate the printed form and your request number. After completing the application form online, please print it. Please do not forget to sign and date your application. Note:You must use Internet Explorer and Microsoft Windows OS to complete online application. If you use MAC or any other browser (e.g. Safari, Firefox, Opera), it may not work properly!

3.

Valid U.S./Non-US Passport
  You have to MAIL us your current valid and signed US/non-us passport. Passport should be valid at least SIX (6) months after your intended arrival to Brazil. Also, you should make sure you have at least ONE completely blank page for visas in your passport. Amendment pages (pages 22, 23 and 24) do not count.
If your passport is about to expire or needs more pages, please obtain new, renew or add pages to Your passport.

4.

ONE (1) Passport-Style Photograph
  It must be recent (4months or less old) 2x2 inches in size. We always recommend using a professional photographer to avoid delays.You can choose to submit digitized photo to us via email: orders@travelvisapro.com (in subject line put travelers first and last names). Additional $10 Photo Printing FEE will be added to your request. NOTE: Photo must be high resolution, clear, and provide proper contrast and white background for it to be accepted by the consulate.

5.

A Copy of Roundtrip ticket/itinerary
  It must contain the name of passenger. it can be an electronic ticket or travel agent's reservation.

6.

Copy of Driver's License (notarized for Houston jurisdiction)
  Please provide a current copy of your Driver's License or State ID. If you do not have Driver's License, please provide Utility Bill, Bank Statement, or School ID. Children must provide copies of parents' Driver's License.
FOR HOUSTON JURISDICTION ONLY: From Oct 1, 2012 residents of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas MUST provide NOTARIZED copy of Driver's License, State Id or any other acceptable proof of jurisdiction. Notary must be done in state where document was issued. No Exceptions!

7.

Business Letter (for business visas)
  Please provide a business letter, which includes: (Sample Business Letter)
  • The name of a reference/visiting firm in Brazil.
  • Detailed explanation of the nature of business to be performed as well as duration of stay.
  • Company guarantee of financial responsibility for all travel expenses incurred by you.
  • The letter must be on company letterhead.
  • The letter must specify the visa validity and number of entries, the applicant is asking for.
  • FOR HOUSTON JURISDICTION ONLY: From Oct 1, 2012 residents of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas Business Letter MUST BE NOTARIZED and BEAR ORIGINAL SIGNATURE . Notary must be done in state where document was issued. No Exceptions!
  • Not confident in writing your business letter for your Brazil visa application? We can draft one for your company to sign. (Order Business Letter Draft)

8.

Letter of Invitation from company in Brazil (for business visas)
  A business letter of responsibility from your partner in Brazil is required:
  • The letter must be addressed to the Embassy of Brazil.
  • The letter must explain the nature or purpose of business and the duration of the proposed business trip.
  • The letter must state the name as well as the addresses of individuals, departments and organizations in Brazil you intend to visit.
  • The letter must specify the visa validity and number of entries, the applicant is asking for.
  • The letter must be on company letterhead and bear signature/stamp.

9.

Copy of Most Recent Brazil Visa (if available)
  If you have obtained a Brazilian visa in the last five years, please include a copy with your application, even if it is in a cancelled or expired passport. That visa may still be valid and you may be able to travel with it.

10.

Non-US Passport Holders (proof of your legal status in the USA)
  Please provide a proof of your legal status in the USA (i.e. copy of your green card (front and back), valid visa, I-20, IAP-66, etc.)

11.

APPLICANTS UNDER 18: must provide notarized copy of birth certificate and notarized letter of consent from each parent/guardian, etc.
 

If your state is not listed below, please call 866-378-1722 for consular specific Minor under 18 years old Travel authorization form. Each of 10 Brazilian consulates has different consent form for minors.

NO EXPEDITING IS AVAILABLE FOR MINORS: Children under 18 years of age MUST be processed at jurisdiction where their parents live. NO EXPEDITING IS AVAILABLE in these cases.

SAN FRANCISCO JURISDICTION - SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS: If minor's parents reside in one of the following states: Oregon, Washington, Alaska and in within California, the counties of Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benedito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuma, we will need these additional papers.

WASHINGTON, DC JURISDICTION - SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS: If minor's parents reside in one of the following states: District of Columbia, and States of Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio, as well as American bases except Guam, we will need these additional papers.

HOUSTON JURISDICTION - SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS: If minor's parents reside in one of the following states: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, we will need these additional papers.

NEW YORK JURISDICTION - SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS: If minor's parents reside in one of the following states: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Bermuda Islands, we will need these additional papers.

LOS ANGELES JURISDICTION - SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS: If minor's parents reside in one of the following states: Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and the following counties in California: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. Also the following American islands in the Pacific: Johnston, Midway, Wake, Howland, Jarvis and Baker, Palmira and Kingman, we will need these additional papers.

CHICAGO JURISDICTION - SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS: If minor's parents reside in one of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, we will need these additional papers.

12.

Proof of Financial Ability (for residents of Atlanta and Miami Jurisdictions)
  Residents of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Tennessee must provide a copy of paychecks or bank statements for the last three months. Bank statements must contain your name and address. This is required to confirm that you have sufficient funds to support yourself while in Brazil.

13.

Emergency/Rush service shipping advice.
  We encourage you to use FedEx "FIRST AM OVERNIGHT" Service for Emergency/Rush orders, so we could submit your application same day. If you use other Morning delivery and the package comes late, we won't be able to submit your order on the same day.

Additional Brazil visa information:
BORN IN BRAZIL? If you were born in Brazil and you apply for Brazil visa with a new U.S. passport, you'll be granted visa only if the decree regarding the lost of your citizenship has been published in the Brazilian official newspaper (Diário Oficial da União).

NON-US PASSPORT HOLDERS: If you're non-US passport holder, you'll pay different consular fees for tourist visas (for business $80 ):
  • The visa fee for Japan nationals is $45.
  • The visa fee for Canadian and Nigerian nationals is $85.
  • The visa fee for Australian nationals is $55.
  • The visa fee for South Korean, Mexico nationals is $50.
  • The visa fee for All other nationals is $40. Additional $25 communication charge (for transmission of visa application to Brazil is required), if you are citizen of the following countries and do not have a green card: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bhutan, Central African Republic, China, Comoros Island, Croatia, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kampuchea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria, North Korea, Palestinian Auth., Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, and Swaziland.

LONGER PROCESSING TIMES Additional processing time will be required for nationals of the following countries, EVEN for the ones who are holders of a green card: Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, North Korea, Palestinian Auth., Pakistan, Senegal and Syria.

NO EXPEDITING IS AVAILABLE FOR MINORS: Children under 18 years of age MUST be processed at jurisdiction where their parents live. NO EXPEDITING IS AVAILABLE in these cases.
 
Brazil visa fees for US citizens.
 
To see prices, choose residence
 
Brazil travel information
 
BRAZILIAN HOLIDAYS. Consulate will be closed to observe these national holidays: NOVEMBER 11 - Veterans Day, NOVEMBER 24-25- Thanksgiving Day, DECEMBER 26 - Christmas, DECEMBER 31 and JANUARY 1, 2012 - New Year's Day.

Canadian Passport-Holders without legal status in US - click here

Visas to neighboring countries:
Colombia, Bolivia, Argentina, French-Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
 
Learn more about Brazil and its visa entry/exit requirements
 

brazil visa

Federative Republic of Brazil

 

Introduction

 

The Federative Republic of Brazil is well known for its translucent beaches, captivating soccer teams, mesmerizing fashion, and a rich indigenous history. Brazil has the largest population in Latin America and ranks fifth in the world. The majority of people live in the metropolis south-central area which plays host to massive industrial factories, sprawling resorts, and booming ports of call. The Brazilian population is segmented into six major groups which include a sampling of all the races from around the world. An overwhelmingly majority of Brazilians speak Portuguese which can be attributed to their previous conquers, the Portuguese in the early 1500’s. In fact, Brazil is the only Portuguese speaking country in Latin America. English is the second recognized language. Brazil has a stable economy, which relies heavily on agriculture exports, tourism, and domestic growth, and consumption/exportation of oil. In recent years, Brazil has become a major power broker on the world stage and has taken responsibility for advocating many changes in Latin America with respect to global foreign policy.

 

Cuisine

 

Brazil’s cuisine varies as much as the different regions encompassing the country. The cuisine largely depends on the natural crops available and what ethnic group laid rights to the area. One will find rich dishes which include a bevy of root vegetables such as cassava, yams, and potatoes. Exotic fruits such as mangos, guava, passion fruit, and coconut will find their way onto your plate. Rice, beans, and meat are a generally principle of most dishes, but will be accompanied by any of the above mentioned. You may be familiar with chorizo which is a rich, smoky sausage. Many Brazilians will slow roast this sausage over a spit and add yams, with a dash of cilantro and a side of beans to make a hearty meal. Within the interior of the country it is not uncommon to find rich red wines, lasagna, pizza, and other pasta based dishes. No matter where one is in Brazil, you can be assured there will be a plethora of food options to satisfy ones palate.

 

Currency

 

Brazilian currency is based on the real with a sign of R$ and a world ISO code of BRL. The real is subdivided into 100 centavos which can be comparable to the US version of the penny. The real is a relative new currency, only introduced to the global market in 1994. The plural of a real is called a reais which are generally paper bank notes. Centavos are coins and they each have intricate markings demonstrating the rich artistic appeal of Brazil. The current global exchange rate is 1 Brazilian real= 0.53 US dollar. This equates to an equation of about 1 dollar for 2 reals. Money can be exchanged at the airport, banks, and most tourist attractions. Please note the rate is variable and changes with the global market.

 

Entering Brazil

 

With the pending World Cup and Olympics, Brazil has opted to issue a 10 year multiple, entry visa which will allow most travelers to enter Brazil as many times as wanted over the next decade. Travelers must have valid visas and passports prior to entering Brazil. Visas can be obtained in the states and processing times vary depending on where you are located in the States. Upon entering Brazil, you will be asked to present your valid visa and you will receive a stamp marked for entry. You will also be asked to complete an immigration form upon arrival which also will be stamped. It is necessary to retain these forms as those visitors who have lost their forms will have to get a police clearance from the Federal Police in order to leave the country and may be subject to a fine. Depending on your recent travels you may be asked to present documentation of yellow fever. Please contact Travel Visa Pro to discuss your particular situation.

 

Travel Warnings

 

Labor and political strikes are frequent occurrences in urban areas and may disrupt everyday public transportation lines. There is a heavy presence of criminal enterprise near the tri-border region. Such organizations are involved in various types of trafficking, kidnapping, armed robbery, and assaults. It is best to exercise discretion when entering or crossing any regions in this area. Travelling along the Columbian border and deep into the Amazon should be heeded with caution. It is only recommended if you have an experienced guide who is familiar with the various land disputes and versed in the tribal languages.

Brazil plays host to some of the best beaches in the world. Many beaches have very strong and dangerous riptides, it is vital to pay attention to all posted signs and life guard personnel. Shark postings are prevalent and it is best not to venture out into the ocean when such a posting is listed. Blackouts are a common occurrence in large cities; however, most major infrastructures are equipped with a backup generator. It is highly recommended travelers pack a flash light in case a blackout occurs. Mudslides and flash flooding are readily occurrences. Please adhere to all weather forecasts and municipal advisories before traveling to low lying areas.

Shanty towns or “favelas” are areas of high crime. It is best to avoid such areas at all cost as violent crime, kidnappings, and drug violence are a daily occurrence. Do to precedent of danger and the downing of various helicopters, helicopter travel is limited to within the city limits of Rio de Janeiro. If you have concerns, please register with smart traveler and updates will be streamed to your smart phone. It is best to exercise vigilance and forthright when travelling throughout the vast regions of Brazil.


IMPORTANT MESSAGES

Travel Visa Pro office will be closed for walk-ins on October 3rd (Friday) , 6th (Monday) and 7th (Tuesday) due to office remodeling. Our phone lines will stay open.

Travel Visa Pro has opened a brand new office in London, UK.