Brazil - Visa RequirementsBrazil - Visa Requirements
A passport and visa are required for U.S. citizens traveling to Brazil for any purpose.
There are no "airport visas," and immigration authorities will refuse entry to Brazil to anyone not possessing a valid visa. All Brazilian visas, regardless of the length of validity, must initially be used within 90 days of the issuance date or will no longer be valid. The U.S. Government cannot assist travelers who arrive in Brazil without proper documentation.
On January 25, 2018, Brazil implemented the e-visa system for U.S. passport holders, who may now apply for Brazilian visas electronically in a much quicker and simpler manner. The entire process is completed online and is expected to take a maximum of 72 hours, from application to issuance of the visa. To apply for a Brazilian e-visa, U.S. business visitors should enter the following website and follow the instructions listed: http://www.vfsglobal.com/brazil-evisa. Once the e-visa is approved, travelers must download their visa document electronically in PDF.
The e-visa application costs US$ 40, which is substantially cheaper than the traditional visa application cost of US$ 160. The e-visa has a maximum validity of two years (with a yearly maximum length of stays of 90 days), instead of the up to ten years validity for the traditional visa, which can still be applied for through the Brazilian consular network in the U.S. All U.S. travelers should have in mind that only VFS Global’s e-visa application platform is authorized to handle the Brazilian e-visa application process. For more information, please contact the Helpline for U.S. travelers at +1 929 244 4982 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For entry and customs requirements for Brazil, travelers may contact the Brazilian Embassy at http://washington.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/.
Travelers may also contact Brazilian consulates in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hartford, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, or San Francisco. Addresses, phone numbers, web and e-mail addresses, and jurisdictions of these consulates can be found at:
U.S. companies that require travel of foreign businesspersons to the United States should be advised that visa adjudications are handled via an interagency process. Visa applicants should go to the following links:
- State Department Visa Website: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html
- U.S. Embassy in Brazil: https://br.usembassy.gov/visas
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