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Updated April 2024

Brazil’s breathtaking landscapes, vibrant culture, and storied history call out to adventurers from every corner of the world. Whether you’re drawn to the mystical allure of the Amazon rainforest or captivated by the infectious energy of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival, Brazil promises an experience like no other for travelers.

But before you set off on your Brazilian journey, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the visa requirements and application process. 

In this article, Wego will guide you through the straightforward process of obtaining a tourist visa for Brazil, making your journey planning a breeze.

What is a Brazil tourist visa?

The Brazil tourist visa or visitor visa (VIVIS) is a requisite for travelers wishing to explore Brazil for leisure or recreational purposes, as well as business or transit. This visa is typically granted for a short-term stay and does not authorize the holder to engage in any form of employment while in the country.

Furthermore, starting from 10 April 2025, an eVisa will also be available for citizens of Australia, Canada, and the United States. These countries are no longer exempt from visa requirements, and an eVisa is mandatory for entry. 

To learn more about the matter, refer to our dedicated article below.

Brazil to Require Nationals of US, Australia, and Canada to Apply for Tourist Visa From April 2025

 

Brazil tourist visa requirements

The traditional visa and the eVisa each have their own set of requirements that applicants need to meet. While both options help you travel to Brazil, they involve different processes and paperwork.

Brazil visitor visa (VIVIS)

Necessary documents vary depending on the country. Here are the general requirements for a tourist visa application:

  • accomplished visa application form receipt
  • one recent photo (3×4 cm, front view, white background)
  • valid passport with a minimum validity of six months
  • copy of passport’s identification pages
  • applicant’s personal bank statement, duly stamped by the bank, covering the last three (3) months and demonstrating regular income and financial stability
  • round-trip ticket
  • proof of accommodation in Brazil, such as a hotel reservation or a letter of invitation
  • for business purposes: 
    • letter of invitation from the company or organizer of the event
    • letter from your employer explaining the reason behind your visit

Please note that the Embassy might ask for extra information or documentation if they find it necessary.

Apart from the mentioned requirements, if you are a minor (under 18 years old), you’ll need to provide the following documents:

  • application form signed by both parents or legal guardian(s)
    • minors must not sign their visa request forms
  • notarized letter of consent
  • original ID of the parent who is applying for the minor’s visa
  • original and copy of the minor’s birth certificate
  • other documents that prove guardianship (e.g., court order certified within the last year)

Brazil electronic visa (e-Visa)

Meanwhile, citizens of Australia, Canada, and the United States will need the following documents once the e-Visa is implemented:

  • valid passport with a minimum validity of six months
  • visa application form, completed online
  • passport-style photo (2” x 2”, white background)
  • e-Visa fee payment of USD 80.90

Additionally, applicants who are younger than 18 years of age at the time of application must provide the following additional materials in addition to the visa application requirements stated above:

  • original birth certificate and one copy
    • if only one parent is listed on a birth certificate, only that parent’s signature is required
  • Authorization for Issuance of Brazilian Visa for a Minor, signed by both parents
  • for children of Brazilian parent(s):  Declaração de Não-Cidadania, declaring that the applicant is not a Brazilian citizen (does not hold a Brazilian Birth Certificate), signed by Brazilian parent(s)
  • copy of passports or other form of photo ID for both parents
  • if one parent has sole custody of the applicant, a notarized copy of the court order awarding sole custody and exclusive parental rights must be presented
  • if one parent is deceased, a death certificate must be presented

How to apply for a Brazil tourist visa?

To secure a Brazilian visa, you must apply to one of the Brazilian embassies or consulates in your country. The exact procedure may vary based on your location and the consulate you’re dealing with, but in general, it can be outlined as follows:

  • find the nearest Brazil Embassy/Consulate
  • contact them or visit their official site to inquire about the needed requirements
  • schedule a visa appointment 
  • collect the required documents listed above
  • complete the online Brazil Visa Application Form
    • fill in the form
    • click “SEND” to receive your processing number and receipt
    • print the receipt
    • attach one passport-size photograph
    • sign the receipt
  • attend your visa appointment and submit your application form along with the original documents to the Consular staff, or you might have the option to mail the documents to them.
  • pay the visa fee
  • once you have submitted your visa application, you will need to wait for it to be processed.

Once processed, the Consular staff will inform you of the outcome of your application, and you’ll need to return to receive your visa. If you apply by mail, you’ll receive the Brazil visa through the mail as well.

Brazil tourist visa processing time

Please be aware that the processing time may vary at each consulate or embassy. However, you can generally expect to wait between 10 to 15 working days. It’s recommended that you plan your application well in advance since visas are not issued on the same day.

Please note that it is crucial for the applicant to submit all required documentation in a timely manner and plan their travel accordingly. Besides, there are no expedited fees or services available.

Brazil tourist visa fees

As with the documents required, visa fees also differ from country to country. Below are the fees applicable when applying for a visitor visa (VIVIS), depending on your country.

  • Angola: USD 180,00
  • Algeria: USD 85,00
  • Australia: USD 120,00
  • China: USD 115,00
  • United States of America: USD 185,00
  • all other countries: USD 80,00

Citizens from eligible countries applying for a Brazilian e-Visa will be subject to a USD 80.90 fee.

 

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