Foreign citizens travelling to Brazil as tourists, participants in conferences, seminars, artistic or sports events (provided no payment is involved) must have a ‘Tourist Visa’. The form for applying for a visa may be downloaded here (pdf file).
- · When traveling to Brazil on a tourism, citizens of the following countries are exempt from a visa: Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Monaco, Morocco, Namibia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, the Sovereign Order of Malta (citizens of Malta must have a visa), Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, the Vatican and Venezuela.
- First entry into Brazil must be no later than 90 days after the visa is issued.
- It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure the application is lodged accordingly.
- Length of stay in Brazil
- first granted period: up to 90 days
- extensions (once in Brazil): up to another 90 days, making up a maximum of six months in any twelve-month period.
- At least 2 weeks before expiration of the first granted period, tourists may apply for a single extension of up to 90 additional days.
- Paid or unpaid employment of tourists in Brazil is strictly prohibited.
- Applicant’s passport, valid for no less than 6 months (Soiled, damaged or defaced passports will not be accepted)
- Duly filled and signed visa application form
- One passport-size photograph
- Originals and one complete set of photocopies of: return or onward ticket or proof of means of support during the applicant’s stay in Brazil (recent bank and credit card statements, pay slips, are accepted as proof)
- Certificate of vaccination, where necessary
- For applicants participating in conferences, seminars, artistic or sports events, a letter from the organisers
- Receipt of payment of the consular fee
The Consulate General does not provide express service
In times of heavy workload, the processing time may be extended: do not leave your application to the last minute
Do not commit yourself to travel plans until you know when your visa will be issued
General conditions are subject to change without prior notice