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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:


Return shipping options:

- I will include my own shipping
- I will pick up form TVP office
- $30 I want UBER to return to me (only in SF, NY, CHI)
- $20.00 - FedEx Express Saver (3-4 days)
- $25.00 - FedEx Standard Overnight (afternoon delivery)
- $30.00 - FedEx Priority Overnight (morning delivery)
- $75.00 - FedEx First AM Delivery (guaranteed by 8.30AM)
- $49.00 - FedEx SATURDAY Priority
- $39.00 - FedEx (shipping time varies) to AK, HI
- $49.00+ - FedEx INTL. Priority Overnight

Mail us the following documents:


For Emergency Brazil Visa, please email
  Travel Visa Pro is aware of the mass delays at all Brazilian Consulates in the USA. We have worked vigorously to find a competitive solution for our travelers. For faster response, please email us at You can also call our Brazil Visa emergency line at 415 229 3210 to speak to a representative. Please leave a voicemail as needed. We will seek to understand your case and offer a custom solution to procure your visa by your needed travel date.


Completed Brazilian Visa Application
  Complete Brazilian Visa Application Online - website will open in a new window (choose VISA REQUEST). Please, download the step-by-step instructions how to fill out the online Brazil visa. After completing the application form online, please print it. Please do not forget to sign your application.
Don't want to deal with application? Let us do it for you! Request the affordable "FORM FILL" application service for just $35 per application or sign up for personal "VIP CONCIERGE" for just $149 and get Ultimate visa experience.


Your Valid Original Passport (not a photocopy)
  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 or renew Your passport.


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: (in subject line put travelers first and last names). Additional $12 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.


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


Copy of Birth Certificate
  Copy of birth certificate or any other official document that shows parents’ full names. This same document will be needed later in Brazil at the moment the applicant completes his registration at Policia Federal. Please note that parent names written on the application form have to match with the ones on the birth certificate.


Copy of CNPJ issued to the company in Brazil.
  Copy of CNPJ issued to the company in Brazil.


If period of visa time exceed 90 (ninety) days, FBI Clearance Letter
  Please provide FBI Clearance Letter:
A recent within 90 days, non-criminal, report (so called FBI clearance letter) provided by FBI. Please contact Travel Visa Pro at We can help to procure it.


If period of visa time exceed 90 (ninety) days, Approval by the Ministry of Labor
  After the Ministry of Labor informs the Consulate of its approval of a specific request, the Consulate may then proceed with the processing of the respective Work Visa.


A letter from your company
  A letter from your company’s counterpart or contact/customer in Brazil describing activities performed while in Brazil and for how long.


Notarized Copy proof of residence - e.g. Driver's license
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! Children must provide copies of parents' Driver's License.


Business Letter (for business visas)
  Please provide a business letter, which includes: (Sample Business Letter)
  • The letter must specify the visa validity and number of entries, the applicant is asking for.
  • 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.
  • FOR HOUSTON JURISDICTION ONLY: 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. All business letters must have this statement word for word to avoid delays: {the applicant's name} will not be pursuing any activities that are incompatible with a business visa (such as paid work, technical assistance or technical training) during his/her stay in Brazil". No Exceptions!
  • FOR ATLANTA JURISDICTION ONLY: Residents of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee Business Letter MUST BE ON ORIGINAL LETTERHEAD and BEAR ORIGINAL SIGNATURE . No Photocopies! 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)


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.


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.


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.)


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.
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.
MIAMI JURISDICTION - SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS: If minor's parents reside in one of the following states: Florida, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, we will need these additional papers.
ATLANTA JURISDICTION - SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS: If minor's parents reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina, we will need these additional papers.


Proof of Financial Ability - NOTARIZED or ORIGINAL copy
  Residents of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Tennessee must provide a NOTARIZED copy of paychecks or NOTARIZED 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.


Residents of Boston and Hartford consulate jurisdictions, please email to discuss your case in advance:
  Residents of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont require additional documentation. Before purchasing your visa, please email us at or call (212)-380-7866 to obtain a list of additional documents.


Shipping Advice on Emergency/Urgent/Rush Services
  We would advise you to use FedEx's "FIRST AM OVERNIGHT" Service for Emergency/Urgent/Rush orders, so we could submit your application the same day. If you use another delivery option and the package arrives after 9:00 AM office time, we won't be able to submit your order until the next business day, at the earliest.

Additional Brazil visa information:
* Appointment with Brazil consulate (San Francisco only): Brazil consulate requires each applicant to have appointment before submitting his/her visa: please email to the following information before you ship us your documents: In subject line put: Brazil Visa Appointment Request. And in body: Protocol/Application #, Last name, First name, Date of birth, Date of entry to Brazil, and complete home address. (You will get this data, after you finish the application online with the consulate). This will help us to procure the earliest possible appointment for you.

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 $60 ):
  • The visa fee for Japan, Canadian, and Nigerians nationals is $80.
  • The visa fee for Australian nationals is $120.
  • The visa fee for All other nationals is $80. 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

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Federative Republic of Brazil


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.


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.


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.


As of December 9, 2015, the China Foreign Expert Bureau requires all foreign teachers' academic degrees to be authenticated by Chinese embassies in their home countries. This applies for the renewal of permits expiring this year for those teachers already in China. In addition, the bureau also requires authentication of TEFL degrees as well as translation of degrees, transcripts and TEFL certificates. Travel Visa Pro can handle the process quickly (in around 2 weeks): call us or email our Legalization team at

Consuls and diplomat are on strike at Brazil consulates nationwide. Please expect delays with your visas. Visas are being processed, but much slower than normally. There is no time estimate when the conflict might be resolved. We will continue to monitor situation daily. If you need emergency visa, please reach out to us at

Saudi Arabia has amended their visa process and an insurance payment must be made through their online Enjaz server. This is an additional Consular fee ranging from $78 to $257 depending on visa type, validity, nationality, sex, and number of entries. Travel Visa Pro will be making the payment as part of our Enjaz service. The insurance payment must be kept in your passport when you enter Saudi Arabia.

Nigeria Embassy is experiencing delays in visa processing.