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How to get a VISA to get into Brazil?
The VISA is the document granted by Consular Representations of Brazil
abroad that allows the entry and residence of foreigners in the national
territory, provided that the conditions established by law have been met.
To apply for a VISA, foreigners must submit the VISA application form duly
completed, a valid travel document, proof of payment of consular fees,
International Certificate of Immunization - when necessary -, and other
specific documents for the type of VISA requested.
Do you need a VISA?
To find out if you need a VISA to travel to Brazil, click here.
Brazil adopts a policy of reciprocity regarding visas. This means that nationals of
countries that require visas for Brazilian citizens will need a visa to travel
to Brazil. According to the Brazilian law, Brazil needs to sign an agreement,
on a reciprocal basis, to offer visa waiver to national of another country.
Brazil has signed visa exemption agreements with more than 90 countries.
Where to apply for a VISA?
Itamaraty (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) is the body of the Brazilian government
responsible for granting VISAs, which occurs through the Embassies, General
Consulates, Consulates and Vice consulates of Brazil abroad. Take note that the
Brazilian VISA will never be granted in Brazilian territory. Therefore, it is
not possible to obtain your VISA in airports, ports of entry or any other point
of the Brazilian border. Itamaraty and the Federal Police (agency responsible for
immigration control in Brazilian borders) cannot and will not authorize the
entry of foreign nationals who do not have the proper VISA.
Apply for your VISA!
Foreigners who want to apply for a VISA to travel to Brazil should contact the Brazilian
Representations abroad to obtain more information about the subject.
Click here to access the full list of the Brazilian Consular Network or here for contact information
of the Immigration Division (DIM), the are responsible for coordinating
the issuance of Brazilian VISAs abroad.
The tourist VISA will be issued to foreigners traveling to Brazil on a temporary
basis, without purposes of immigration or the exercise of paid activity.
Tourist VISAs can be granted for those traveling for tourism or to artistic
competitions, sports competitions, conferences, seminars or meetings, among
other purposes - provided there is no payment or remuneration of any type. Ask
below your tourist VISA, in the "Apply for your VISA" section.
Nationals of countries which joined the Agreement on Residence for Nationals of Mercosul,
namely, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and
Peru, may apply, in a Consular Office, for a temporary residence visa. Those
who already live in Brazil can go directly to the Ministry of
After two years in Brazil, holders of a temporary residence VISA can request a
permanent resident status to the Federal Police.
To find out more access: http://www.portalconsular.itamaraty.gov.br/vistos-para-viajar-ao-brasil
It’s the responsibility of each visitor to search for the Brazilian Embassy/Consulate in your country, in sufficient time to get all the necessary documentation and to give input to the process to get the Brazilian VISA. We don't issue invitation letter for visitors, in general it can be presented a document provided by an authorized travel agency informing the booking of the hotel and the flight tickets, confirming the period of permanence in Brazil.