With winter going strong across the United States, many residents might be hoping for an escape for warmer climates. The good news is that South America is just a short flight away, and Americans can easily get down there if they know the best way to get a visa for Brazil.
How to get a visa for Brazil quickly?
Are you close to one of the nine Travel Visa Pro staffed offices? We have travel experts trained in facilitating visas to Brazil, and being able to drop off your application in person can certainly save processing time. With Brazilian embassies and consulates no longer accepting mail-in applications as of July 2017, trusting in an agency like Travel Visa Pro can be the best and fastest choice for your visa to Brazil.
Here is exact process for getting visa for Brazil:
How to get a tourist visa for Brazil on your own?
First, locate a Brazilian consulate in your area. There are several in the United States. Regardless of which one you choose, make sure you apply for your Brazilian visa at least one month in advance of your departure date. The final costs of your visa will vary, depending on the type and duration, as well as how you choose to apply. No consulates offer rush or expedited service, unfortunately.
Brazil tourist visas cost $160 for processing in person, or if you have an authorized third party like Travel Visa Pro submit an application on your behalf. These fees can only be paid via a USPS money order – no checks, cash, or credit cards at this time. The processing time is subject to demand and consular staff, but in general visas to Brazil can be issued in 5-7 business days, or up to a few weeks.
Though there is a tourist visa application for Brazil available online, it’s similar to the US Department of State’s form page for passport applications: a form filler, but not something you can submit over the Internet or by email. All applications must be mailed or delivered in person. If you choose to use the website, print out your completed application.
In addition to this form, you’ll need to provide a passport-sized photo, your application fee in the form of a USPS money order, your passport valid for at least six months and with two blank pages, and a photo ID. You’ll need to provide proof of travel plans to Brazil, including your roundtrip flight dates and times (hotel reservations or proof of accommodation don’t hurt either).
What else do I need to know?
The requirements for a visa to Brazil vary slightly from consulate to consulate. Time is crucial when deciding when to make an appointment, especially if you need to renew or apply for a new US passport; in some cases, you may not be able to schedule a time to meet with an agent for a few days.
In addition to the travel itinerary, visitors to Brazil should stay up to date on any inoculations and be prepared to show proof of them at immigration. In some cases you may be asked to provide proof of income or sufficient funds for entering Brazil, e.g. a credit card or bank account statement.
Other types of visas to Brazil
1. Business visa
2. Academic/student visa
3. Work in media/film/trade show visa. This is also the correct category for those considering adoption in Brazil.
4. Visiting athlete/performer visa
5. Graduate/post-graduated academic visa
6. Technical assistant visa. Working for the government, under contract, as an intern or trainee for a foreign company, or involved in any company in the oil and gas industry.
7. Journalist visa
8. Religious visa
9. VIPER, the permanent resident visa
10. VIDIP/VISOF, diplomatic and official visas
So if you’re planning an escape to Brazil for 90 days or less and would rather hand off your application to people knowledgeable in these matters, who can make an appointment on your behalf and double check against any errors that might cost you time and money, come to the nearest Travel Visa Pro. With pick up and drop off locations now scattered across the country, we are the experts you need when it comes time to how to get a visa for Brazil.