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Brazil is a captivating travel destination with vibrant experiences waiting for you. From the sun-kissed beaches of Copacabana to the lush depths of the Amazon rainforest, its diverse landscapes mesmerize. Cultural festivities, samba rhythms, and warm hospitality make Brazil an irresistible country for every explorer.

In this article, we will walk you through the process of getting your Brazilian Declaration of Goods 100% online. This document lets you declare goods electronically, simplifying the Brazilian customs process.

Get started with our easy online process or download our iVisa app for an even simpler experience!

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What is the Brazil e-DBV (Traveler’s Electronic Declaration of Goods)?

The Electronic Traveler's Declaration of Goods (e-DBV) is an online system for entering or departing travelers to go through customs clearance with minimal hassle.

The e-DBV offers convenience to travelers by allowing them to complete and submit their declaration of foreign goods and pay for their customs declaration even before their journey, up to 30 days in advance.

Please take into consideration that this electronic declaration doesn’t replace a visa. Check if you need a visa for Brazil by using our handy Visa Checker Tool.

What items do I have to declare when traveling to Brazil?

Items that are not allowed or must be declared:

  • Anything you bought in Brazil worth more than US$500.

  • Cash or traveler's checks worth more than US$10,000 (or the equivalent in other currencies).

  • Items valued at more than US$3,000 that fall under the Temporary Admission Regime for nonresident Brazilian travelers, but only when you are required to declare them.

  • Dairy, fruits, vegetables, honey, meats, fish, sausages, canned goods, seeds, bugs, mollusks, bacteria, fungi, animals, eggs, and other food items. These items need to be inspected by the Brazilian authorities upon arrival.

  • If you have an excessive amount of medical products, food, cosmetics, or medical equipment that seems beyond what's needed for your stay, or if they contain prohibited substances in Brazil or involve trading with others, you must declare them. items for business purposes.

  • Weapons and ammunition.

  • Items for business purposes, such as tablets, laptops, product samples, promotional materials, and tools to perform a specific job, like a camera.

Limitations on what you can bring into Brazil:

Air or sea transport:

  • Items valued more than US$10,000.

  • 250 grams of Tobacco.

  • 25 cigars or cigarillos.

  • 10 packs of 20 units of cigarettes.

  • 10 liters of alcoholic beverages.

  • You can have up to 20 of the same items that cost up to US$10 each. If the items are worth more, you can bring only up to 3 of the same items.

Land, river, or lake transport:

  • Items valued more than US$500.

  • 250 grams of Tobacco.

  • 25 cigars or cigarillos.

  • 10 packs of 20 units of cigarettes.

  • 10 liters of alcoholic beverages.

  • You're allowed to have up to 20 of the same items that cost up to US$5 each. If the items are worth more, you can bring only up to 3 of the same items.

What items am I allowed to carry without declaring them?

You can bring:

  • Books, brochures, and magazines.

  • Items for personal use during your stay in Brazil.

  • One camera for personal use.

  • One mobile phone for personal use.

  • Duty-free shopping.

  • In Brazil, you can buy things worth up to US$500 without extra import taxes.

What happens after completing the form?

After completing and submitting the e-DBV, travelers still have to undergo inspection by the Federal Revenue of Brazil (RFB) at the appropriate customs checkpoint.

Whether you have goods to declare or nothing to declare, it's essential to have the e-DBV submission receipt containing a barcode, either printed out or displayed on a mobile device. If customs duties have been paid, the proof of payment (DARF) should also be presented.

Validity of the Brazil e-DBV (Traveler’s Electronic Declaration of Goods)

This is a Single Entry travel document you can use to declare your goods when entering and leaving the country.

Required documents for the Brazil e-DBV (Traveler’s Electronic Declaration of Goods)

You don’t need any documents to get this form approved However, ensure all the appropriate certification is in place for certain restricted items.

How to get the Brazil e-DBV (Traveler’s Electronic Declaration of Goods) online

To get your e-DBV online with us, just follow these few simple steps:

  • Step 1. Answer some questions about yourself and your trip on our online platform or iVisa app and double-check all info carefully.

  • Step 2. Choose a preferred processing time and pay the visa fees on our secure platform. You can pay with a credit/debit card or PayPal.

  • Step 3. Fill out the rest of the required information and wait for your e-DBV to arrive within the chosen timeframe, then get ready to travel!

We will contact you if we need any more information for your application.

Keep an electronic and printed copy of the e-DBV to show on arrival in Brazil.

Brazil e-DBV (Traveler’s Electronic Declaration of Goods) costs and processing times

Your application can be submitted as early as 30 days before departure.

You can choose from three different processing times on our platform:

  • Standard: This option is the most affordable and is perfect for those applying far in advance of their trip.

  • Rush: If you need your declarationfaster than usual, choose this option for an additional fee.

  • Super Rush: Need your approved document as soon as possible? Choose this option for an express fee.

You can pay the iVisa processing fee and the Brazilian government fee conveniently together on our website. Check the exact fees and processing times by starting the application process here.

When you arrive in Brazil you will need to pay the government fee known as DARF. The price will vary according to your declared goods.

Do I need a Brazil e-DBV (Traveler’s Electronic Declaration of Goods) to transit through the country?

Usually, your Brazil eVisa will be valid to do stop-overs at the airport and catch onward or connecting flights on your arrival day. However, we still advise you to check with the Brazilian Embassy whether you need a transit visa as these conditions can vary per nationality.

Brazil entry requirements or restrictions

It's not necessary for travelers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test, or a certificate of recovery.

Differences between the Brazil Tourist eVisa and the Brazil e-DBV

It’s important to know the differences between the Brazilian eVisa and Brazil e-DBV so you’re all prepared for your trip to Brazil. Here are the key details:

  • Brazil Tourist eVisa: The Brazil Tourist Visa is a multiple-entry travel document implemented in October 2023 to simplify the visa application process and boost tourism in the country.

Eligible travelers can apply 100% online for the eVisa through our platform, without the need for an in-person visit to the Brazilian Embassy.

  • Brazil e-DBV: This document is not a visa, but a form that allows you to declare goods online, rather than doing it at the airport upon entry. This makes the arrival process much easier and quicker.

This document is not a visa, so it's possible that you need both a visa and the e-DBV to enter if you’re from an eligible country.

Learn more about the Brazil e-DBV (Traveler’s Electronic Declaration of Goods)

In case you have any questions about this Brazilian declaration or any other travel document, reach out to our outstanding customer support team via online chat or by email at [email protected]. They are ready to assist you in case you run into any difficulties.

Required Documents to Apply

  • No documents are required.

Important Instructions

  • The Brazil Traveler’s Electronic Declaration is a single-entry travel document that allows you to declare your assets when you are entering or leaving Brazil.

  • This document doesn’t replace a visa.

  • With iVisa you can apply 100% online in less than 20 minutes.

  • Use our Visa Checker Tool if you want to know if you need this document to enter Brazil.

  • You can complete this declaration before boarding, disembarking, or at land border points.

  • We advise you to apply at least one day in advance to save time on your arrival.

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Remember that the customer service team at iVisa is here 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about our service.

It will only take around 15 minutes to fill out our simplified form online.

We advise you to apply at least one day days in advance to avoid any delays.

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No. The Brazil Traveler’s Electronic Declaration doesn’t replace a visa. It is meant to declare your goods.
The Brazil Traveler’s Electronic Declaration is a single-entry travel document. You can use it once to enter the country and once to depart.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service agents if you have further questions, they’re available for you 24/7.

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