Please note Brazil has discontinued the eVisa for all countries as of June 17, 2019. For US, Canadian and Australian citizens, we strongly suggest registering your trip with your embassy.
Getting a Brazil visa should not be challenging, and for some people, it is not. Most of the countries nowadays don't need a visa to enter Brazil. However, there are still some countries that do require a consular visa, which can still be tricky to get. In iVisa we're working hard to help you to go through the process online, even when there's no visa available.
In this article, you'll see some valuable information about this process and also what you should do if you need a visa.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What could be a Brazilian e-Visa?
In case it's possible in the future, a Brazilian e-Visa would simply be an electronic visa that would allow citizens of certain countries to travel to and around Brazil only for tourism purposes.
How can I know if I'm elegible to get a visa to Brazil?
As something obvious, this is the main requirement to know if you can apply for a visa: eligibility. You need to check that first before deciding where you want to go on vacation. Some countries are visa-exempt, like the people from Chile or El Salvador. In fact, there are more than 93 countries whose citizens do not require a visa if they plan to stay in Brazil for 90 days or less. But there are other remaining nationalities, however, that clarly need a visa.
If you want to check if you need this visa, or if you're able to apply for it online in the future, simply use the iVisa's checker here. To use it just write your nationality and Brazil as the country of destination. You'll see right away if you need to apply for a visa or not.
What are the required documents to get a Brazilian Visa?
Since many countries don't need a visa to enter Brazil, there's a huge chanfe for them of only couting with a passport when traveling to Brazil. However, there are still some countries that need a visa to travel there, and while we can't inform you with detail about the whole list of required documents, we can leave you what possible things you should have before applying.
To get a Brazil Visa, you do not need many documents, and your chances of already having them are pretty high. Here is a list of what you might need:
A valid passport – in case you don't have one, it shouldn't be a big problem. And if you already have it, make sure that it is still valid. It is recommended that your passport keeps its validity for at least three months after your visa expires. It is not a must, but it is better that way. This is because you may want to extend your visa, and if your passport expires, the Federal Police of Brazil won't grant you the extension. That means you'll have to return home, change your passport, apply for another visa, and then go back. It does not sound very appealing, does it?
A digital copy of your passport – the most important thing to scan is the information page.
A passport photo – it needs to be taken against a clear and white background with your head and shoulders centered on the camera. There should not be reflections, shadows, and glares in the picture, and you should not appear smiling or frowning.
A valid e-mail address – Remember that your visa would probably arrive via e-mail which is why you need to check the spelling of your address. Otherwise, you will not have access to the document.
Means of payment – iVisa accepts vary means of payments. You can use a credit or a debit card, and since many people have a Paypal account, iVisa accepts that too.
Sometimes, the immigration officers can ask for other documents as well, and that's why you should be prepared. Although this happens on a case-by-case basis, you should also be able to provide proof of return flights, proof of accommodation (hotel reservation or a letter from a host,) bank statements (means of subsistence,) a copy of your ID card, or even previous passport copies (if you have any.)
What could be the cost and the processing times for this Brazilian Visa?
It's not a lie that tryin to receive a visa from a consulate takes time, so getting one online is faster than you could imagine. And as you can deduce, in iVisa we always work to give you the best options according to your needs.
Currently, we can't give you an specific cost and processing time since there are no Brazilian visas available, but remember that when possible, to get a Brazilian e-Visa can vary in the processing times with the following options:
Standard - This is the most affordable yet comfortable option.
Rush - With this service you'll have your visa in less time but you'll have to pay a little bit more.
Super Rush - This is clearly the most expensive, but you'll have your visa as fast as you need it.
How could I apply for this Brazilian Visa?
Government application forms are not the most accessible documents to understand. We all get confused sometimes, and if we are lucky, the office clerk that is supposed to help us might give us a scary look because we do not understand what it says on a piece of paper that should decide whether or not you can cross the border. iVisa, on the other hand, designed one of the simplest application forms you are ever going to come across to.
The Brazil visa application form could be easily broken down into three simple steps:
The first one will require you to fill in your personal information like name, address, nationality, passport info, and so on. You are also required to select the processing time at this point. Bear in mind that your selection will determine how much you will be charged for your visa. The price of the document remains the same, while the service fee for iVisa differs according to your urgency. The faster you want your application to be processed, the more you are going to pay.
The second step consists of a revision of everything you did in step one. You should check the spelling because it matters more than you think. Also, you need to make the payment at this point. You can use a credit or a debit card, and if you have a Paypal account, you can use that as well.
The third and last step will ask you to upload additional documents. You need to upload a digital copy of your passport, as well as a passport photo. It may be necessary to upload other documents as well, like an authorization letter from the other parent if you travel with your minor child.
What should I do after I finish the whole process?
Once you complete one application form, that is pretty much it. As you can see, the Brazil visa application form should not be difficult to comprehend, and if you find yourself not understanding something or in need of help, iVisa has an excellent support service that is ready to jump in and help you 24/7.