Houston consulate assists with visas for residents of the following states ONLY: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Besides general documents (e.g. Passport, Photo, etc.) required for Brazil Visa, parents must provide the following additional paperwork for their children under 18:
- Brazil Visa Application/Protocol receipt: NOTARIZED* and SIGNED by BOTH PARENTS/GUARDIANS. Please download a sample of completed and notarized Brazil Visa Application. Minors DO NOT sign their visa application
- Consent/Authorization for Issuance of Brazil Visa for a minor (download here): NOTARIZED* and SIGNED by BOTH PARENTS/GUARDIANS. Visa will not be issued without consent from both parents except following cases:
- One of the parents is deceased. In this case the death certificate (NOTARIZED* or ORIGINAL must be provided; or
- One of the parent’s is not listed on the birth certificate; or
- Divorce Decree or Court Order granting not only full custody, but exclusive parental rights to one of the parents or legal guardians. The NOTARIZED* or ORIGINAL complete document must be presented.
- Child’s Birth Certificate: NOTARIZED* or ORIGINAL copy must be presented.
- Special documents for children of Brazilian citizens: When one or both parents of a child are Brazilian citizen, Brazil visa will be granted for child only if she/he has not yet been issue a Brazilian birth certificate. Therefore, she/he is not eligible for a Brazilian passport. Only if this is the case, the Brazilian parent(s) can complete:
- Declaration of Non-citizenship (download here). The NOTARIZED* or ORIGINAL complete document must be submitted. This declaration states that child has never been registered with any Brazil consulate or in Brazil and, therefore, does not have Brazilian citizenship.
- Please note if you acquire Brazilian citizenship for your child later, you have to cancel valid Brazil visa.
- Copies of Parents Driver’s Licenses.
*- NOTARIZED: Notary has to be done within Houston consular jurisdiction Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas and from the same state where child lives. For example, if a child resides in Oklahoma, notary has to be from Oklahoma, not from Texas or any other state.