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Brazil has decided to postpone the implementation of tourist visa requirements for citizens of the United States, Australia, and Canada until April 10th, 2025, Wego has learned/

Originally scheduled to take effect from April 10th, 2024, the new visa regulations will now be enforced a year later, granting citizens from these countries additional time to prepare for the changes.

This postponement provides travelers from the United States, Australia, and Canada with extended flexibility for their plans to visit Brazil for tourism or business purposes.

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According to the latest guidelines issued by the Brazilian government, citizens of the United States, Australia, and Canada will be required to obtain tourist or business visas if they intend to visit Brazil after April 10th, 2025. However, travelers who enter the country before this date will not need to apply for a visa, even if their stay extends beyond the implementation date.

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Brazil will streamline the process by facilitating electronic visa applications through its official website.

Take note that US citizens holding Brazilian citizenship will not be eligible to apply for any Brazilian visa. The Consular Authority will determine the type of visa required based on the information provided by the applicant. Processing times for visa applications may vary and can take several weeks, underscoring the importance of applying well in advance of travel dates.

While the postponement provides a grace period for travelers, it’s advised that individuals from the United States, Australia, and Canada stay informed about the evolving visa regulations and plan their trips accordingly. The Consulate urges applicants to carefully review the visa requirements and ensure the accuracy and completeness of their applications to avoid any inconveniences or delays.