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How Long Does it Take to Get a Brazilian visa?

Published by Travel Visa Pro on Thu Jun 1 2017

It seems like only yesterday that Brazil lifted its restrictions to allow US citizens to travel for the Olympic games without a visa. The news, while not unsurprising, was a welcome policy for the migration south due to the complications of obtaining a Brazilian visa (not to mention doing so en masse).

Many Americans, naturally, are still looking towards South America for winter travel. Brazil is a convenient escape to spend a few days as a tourist or on business, but the Brazil visa application process requires information and documents many countries do not, and should be handled with attention to detail. So if you would like, Travel Visa Pro can handle all the paperwork for you! Just navigate to our Brazilian visa page and complete all the fields.

How long does it take to get a Brazilian visa


Every traveler considering Brazil as his next destination needs a tourist visa. Such a visa is valid for 90 days and can be used anytime within a year of it being issued. In order to obtain this visa, it’s important to remember the Brazilian visa requirements. A confirmed itinerary with copies of your flight information, hotel reservations, and local transportation – including domestic flights – may be necessary to submit with your visa application. Immunization certificates, while useful documents for every traveler to carry, are not yet required for entry to Brazil. However, there are some regions in Brazil where yellow fever is a concern, and vaccinations are recommended. US citizens are not labeled at risk for yellow fever, so this is not a typical immunization growing up.

In addition, there are fees involved in obtaining a Brazilian visa. Going to your local post office and picking up a money order is advised, because embassies and consulates will not accept personal checks, cash, credit cards or money orders issued by banks. Due to reciprocity, the visa fees for a US citizen traveling to Brazil have remained at $160 for some time. Fees and entry requirements are always subject to change, so connect with the US Department of State at every step of your trip to Brazil.

All Brazil visa applications must be submitted with a valid US passport book with at least one blank page. All documents must be submitted to visa agents; any missing information or improperly completed form can result in delays that could cost or potentially cancel your trip to Rio.


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Where can I apply for a Brazilian visa?

Brazilian visa sections are located in most major US cities including the embassy in Washington, D.C. and consulates in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York. Travel Visa Pro has offices in almost all of those cities, and will work with you to get your visa paperwork into the consulate with plenty of time to ask questions regarding your travels to Brazil.

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How long does it take to get a Brazilian visa?

Most Brazilian embassies and consulates require at least five business days to process an application for a tourist visa. There used to be an additional wait time for applications by mail, but these are no longer accepted. If you’re planning on flying into Brazil within a week and need assurances your visas will be ready, consider using Travel Visa Pro’s Brazil visa services. In many cases, we’re able to get your Brazilian visa in as little as 2-3 business days. Although the Brazilian consulates don’t accept applications by mail, our offices can and will receive your travel documents from anywhere in the US and our travel experts will head to the visa sections themselves for processing.

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There are all kinds of Brazil visas to make your trip an amazing experience, whether you’re visiting family or planning to retire. Did you know our travel experts can work with you at every stage of applying for your Brazilian visa? We can register your trip with the closest US embassy or consulate, inform you of travel advisories and warnings, and help you feel secure having used our services. Our team of travel experts can help travelers who wish to discuss commercial deals, evaluate investments in Rio, visit clients in Sao Paulo, or perform any other business related activity.

Don’t subject yourself to unnecessary delays when it comes time for your Brazil visa applications to be processed. If you’re uncomfortable with the paperwork or concerned about the processing time for your tourist visa and want one of our team members to handle your application, Travel Visa Pro is the best choice for your trip to Brazil.