Please note Brazil has discontinued the e-Visa for all countries as of June 17, 2019. For US, Canadian and Australian citizens, we strongly suggest registering your trip with your embassy.
Obtaining a Brazil visa is not really that hard. You may have to go to the embassy and apply for one, and you may go through a tedious process, but if you are lucky, you can avoid that.
A good thing to keep in mind with this exotic Southamerican country is that most of the countries actually do not require a visa to enter, but there are still some of them who need it. As we mentioned before, there are two options to get a Brazil visa: go to an embassy or get it online with iVisa.
At the moment we're not available to process electronic visas to Brazil since many countries don't require it to travel to this country, but it is possible to help with electronic visas for those who require one at the moment.
However, we will answer you some of the most common questions about Brazil.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is a Brazilian Tourist e-Visa?
The Brazilian Tourist e-Visa is an electronic visa that allows citizens of certain countries to travel to and around Brazil only for tourism purposes.
How do I know if I'm elegible to get a visa to Brazil?
That is the first requirement or any 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. The other remaining nationalities, however, need a visa.
You can check if you need a visa or if you're able to apply for it online with iVisa's checker here, just writting your nationality and Brazil as the country of destination. You'll immediately see if you need to apply for it or not.
What are the required documents to get a Brazilian e-Visa?
As you might have seen, there's no need of any required document than passport when traveling to Brazil to almost any country in this World. However, there are still some countries that need a visa to enter here, and while we can't inform you with detail about this process if possible online, we can leave you what possible documents you should have before applying.
To get a Brazil e-Visa, you do not need many documents, and your chances of already having them are pretty high. Here is a list of what you need:
A valid passport – if you do not have one, it is an easy thing to fix. If you do have one, make sure that it is still valid. It is preferable that your passport maintains its validity for at least another three months after your visa expires. It is not a must, but it is better that way. Why? You may want to extend your visa, and if your passport expires, the Federal Police of Brazil will not grant you the extension. That means you must 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 is the information page.
A passport photo – it needs to be taken against a 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 – your Brazil e-visa will 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 multiple means of payments. You can use a credit or a debit card, and since lots of people have a Paypal account, iVisa accepts that as well.
Sometimes, the immigration officers may ask for other documents as well, which is 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 is the cost and the processing times for this e-Visa?
It's true that trying to get a visa from a consulate takes time, so acquiring one online is faster than you ever thought possible. And as you can guess, we always work to give you the best options according to your needs.
At the moment, we can't give you a precise cost and processing time since there are no Brazilian visas available, but keep in mind that when possible, to get a Brazilian e-Visa can vary in the processing times with the following options:
Standard - Which it's the most affordable yet comfortable option. You'll wait 15 days and pay USD 86.00
Rush - By choosing this service you'll have your visa in less time but paying a little bit more. You'll wait 3 days and pay USD 116.00 this time.
Super Rush - This is the most expensive option of the three, but you'll have your visa as soon as possible. You'll wait only for 2 days and pay USD 151.00
How is the application form process with iVisa?
If there's a Brazilian e-Visa possible with iVisa, then you're lucky to know that our application process is easier than you think. The only thing you have to do is to apply online at iVisa. Once you complete your online form, which should not take more than 15 minutes, you just wait for your e-Visa to arrive in your email.
This application has only three steps to easily follow:
- The first step is where you fill in your general information. In this part you also choose the processing time from the options mentioned above.
- The second step is for you to revise all the info from step one.
- The last step is simply to make the payment and end up the entire application form.
After you finish, you submit your form and wait for your visa to arrive and that's it! And a good thing is that in case you need assistance to fill any visa application, iVisa has a fantastic support service ready to help you 24/7 from anywhere.
What should I do after I finish my application form?
Even if we're not available to give you Brazilian e-Visas, there's a chance to do it in the future for those few countries who require one. And in case you're citizen of one of these and decide to apply with iVisa, then you just have to fill in the application form and after that, all that is left for you to do is print it, and take it with you. You need to show it when you board your flight, as well as at the immigration office once you land in Brazil. Our recommendation is to print multiple copies so that if you lose one, you have one or two spares.
What should I do if I require a Brazilian visa but there's no one electronic visa available?
If you're one of the few countries who strictly require one visa to enter Brazil, we encourage you to first call the Brazilian Embassy so you can have information about the steps to follow. In case this doesn't work, all that's left is to go to the nearest Embassy so you can have your visa to travel peacefully.