If you’re planning an escape to Brazil, wouldn’t you rather know what you’re getting into before booking a flight? The Brazilian visa requirements may be something the average traveler doesn’t think about researching until the last minute, and that’s not always the safest position to take – as of July 2017, Brazilian embassies and consulates no longer accept applications by mail, meaning you will have to locate one in your area and arrive during normal business hours if you don’t qualify for an e-visa.
Entrust your Brazilian visa application to the professionals
Rather than going through the application process yourself, wouldn’t you rather just hand it over to staff knowledgeable in all matters concerning visas and passports? Travel Visa Pro can completely take over your application or just offer a helping hand when you need it. With pick up and drop off locations now scattered across the country, we are the experts you need when it comes time to obtain a visa to Brazil.
How much is a Brazilian visa for tourists?
Americans needing a Brazilian tourist visa usually have to pay $160 in the form of a USPS money order in person at the consulate. However, as of January 2018, the government is allowing the use of an e-visa for only $40. Fees and entry requirements are always subject to change, so be sure to check them with your nearest Travel Visa Pro before making travel plans. In addition, there is a wide variety of visa types that do not qualify for online applications; these can range from $160 to $310:
3. Media/film/trade shows
4. Athletes and performers
5. Graduate and post-graduate studies
6. Technical assistants
8. Religious – monks, nuns, those ordained.
9. Permanent residents
How do I apply for a Brazilian visa?
Make sure you have all the documents necessary for a visa application before traveling to the nearest consulate or applying online. US citizens need to provide their passports, valid for at least six more months at the time of application and containing two consecutive blank pages, a passport-sized photograph, the Brazilian visa application form, and a USPS money order for the fee. Applications online require a credit card for the fee (plus ~$4 for processing) and a digital passport photo. Those through Travel Visa Pro require two signed authorization forms.
No matter which process you choose, you’ll need to have proof of your travel arrangements, which includes a copy of your itinerary, hotel reservations, and arrival and departure flight dates and times. Those applying for business visas to Brazil need a cover letter from their place of employment in the United States.
Here is the exact process:
What if I want to take my children to Brazil?
Anyone traveling with a minor (under the age of 18) should submit the Minor Authorization Form and a Letter of Consent from each parent or legal guardian. In addition, they’ll need to present the child’s birth certificate as well as their own photo IDs. Any minors who have a parent that is a Brazilian national must submit a Declaration of Non-Citizenship form. Any requested document must be notarized to be accepted.
What else do I need to know?
When you’re applying for a visa to Brazil, you should do so at least one month in advance if possible. There are no rush services or expedited services for visas. Assuming standard processing time from a Brazilian consulate, it should only take between 5-7 business days for you to receive your visa, good for 90 days in the country.
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 on arrival – yellow fellow inoculations may be required in some cases. You also may be asked to provide proof of income or sufficient funds for entering Brazil. The Brazilian visa requirements vary slightly between consulates and are subject to approval with immigration agents on arrival.
Are you ready for your trip to Brazil? Let us know in the comments if you have any questions!