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Brazil Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Friday, November 28, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required for business travel to Brazil.
1
Passport Requirements:
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Brazil, and with at least one blank visa page available for Brazilian visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps.
Residents of Connecticut and Rhode Island and Atlanta and Houston jurisdictions: Passport must contain two blank visa pages side by side.
2
Brazilian Visa Application Form:
One signed Brazil visa application form receipt plus one copy.
Only on-line Brazilian visa applications are accepted.
Note: Improperly completed Brazil visa application forms may delay the processing of your visa. To fill in the on-line form select "Visa Request" and follow the steps. Every question must be answered. The signature must be inside the signature box on the receipt page. The form will expire within 30 days.
Residents of Connecticut, Rhode Island: The signature on application receipt must be notarized.
3
Photo Requirements:
One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
4
Other Forms:
A copy of driver's license (This is proof of residential address, please enlarge the copy for clarity).
Applicants living in Connecticut, Rhode Island: The driver’s license copy must be notarized. A signed and notarized CT Letter of Authorization is required.
Boston: Signed Boston Letter of Authorization.
Houston: The driver’s license copy must be notarized in the state where it is issued, the notary seal must be on the same page as the image.
5
Official Invitation from Brazil:
All business applications require letter of invitation from sponsoring company in Brazil, on company letterhead, explaining the relationship to the applicant, the purpose of travel and indicating the length of stay, place of stay, and contact information.

Atlanta: This letter must be written in Portuguese.
6
Business Letter:
Original letter from employer, on company letterhead, introducing the applicant, describing the nature of the company’s business, indicating the applicant's employment status/position held in the company, and clearly stating the purpose of visit to Brazil. It is extremely important that the business letter includes the statement that "no technical work or assistance" will be provided during stay in Brazil. The business letter must also indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant and must provide detailed contact information in host country.
Atlanta, Miami and Houston: Business letter must be notarized.

To generate a Brazilian Business Cover Letter on-line, fill out this Business Letter Form and print the completed letter on your company letterhead.
7
Proof Of Departure:
Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency or copy of airline or cruise tickets.
8
Medical Requirements:
Yellow fever vaccination certificate if applicant has traveled within the last 90 days to an endemic area including Angola, Benin, Bissau Guinea, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guiana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda or Venezuela.
Washington DC: The original yellow fever vaccination certificate is required.
9
Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
Brazil Visa Validity:
The visa validity and duration of stay per visit is at the discretion of the Brazilian Consulate. Long-duration visas (valid for 5 or 10 years, for instance) are valid from the day they were issued. Short-duration visas (valid for 30 or 90 days, for example) are valid from the date of first entry into Brazil. All visa holders, regardless of nationality or visa validity date, may only stay in Brazil for up to 90 days per year, unless otherwise noted on the visa. An extension of the original 90 days may be granted by the Federal Police Department in Brazil, yet total stay cannot exceed 180 days a year, unless otherwise noted.

If your Brazilian visa is still valid and your passport expires, you can get a new passport and carry both the new (valid) passport and the old one (with the visa) when you travel to Brazil.
Brazilian Visa Processing Time:
The processing time for Brazilian visas can vary greatly. Several Brazilian Consulates are currently experiencing delays in visa processing; in some cases an appointment is required (Travisa can set the appointment) in order for processing to begin. Consulates may prioritize applications based on departure date, and therefore processing time may be unpredictable. If planning travel to other countries prior to visiting Brazil, please contact Travisa for advice on planning.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Brazil

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

Brazil Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Friday, November 28, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required to travel to Brazil as a tourist.
1
Passport Requirements:
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Brazil, and with at least one blank visa page available for Brazilian visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps.
Residents of Connecticut and Rhode Island and Atlanta and Houston jurisdictions: Passport must contain two blank visa pages side by side.
2
Brazilian Visa Application Form:
One signed Brazil visa application form receipt plus one copy.
Only on-line Brazilian visa applications are accepted.
Note: Improperly completed Brazil visa application forms may delay the processing of your visa. To fill in the on-line form select "Visa Request" and follow the steps. Every question must be answered. The signature must be inside the signature box on the receipt page. The form will expire within 30 days.
Residents of Connecticut, Rhode Island: The signature on application receipt must be notarized.
3
Photo Requirements:
One recent 2" x 2" passport-type photo, in color, front view, full face, with a light background (snapshots are not accepted).

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
4
Other Forms:
A copy of driver's license (This is proof of residential address, please enlarge the copy for clarity).
Applicants living in Connecticut, Rhode Island: The driver’s license copy must be notarized. A signed and notarized CT Letter of Authorization is required.
Boston: Signed Boston Letter of Authorization.
Houston: The driver’s license copy must be notarized in the state where it is issued, the notary seal must be on the same page as the image.
Miami: An original, signed and dated letter from the applicant addressed to the Consulate of Brazil, explaining in detail, the purpose of trip and everything related to it. The letter must be typed and include information such as: cities to visit, lodging, health insurance, any domestic flights, friends information if visiting any, and any additional information regarding your specific trip to Brazil.
5
Proof Of Departure:
Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency or copy of airline or cruise tickets.
6
Minors:
Minors (under 18) must submit notarized copy of the birth certificate and Letter of Consent signed by each parent listed on the birth certificate (or legal guardian). A copy must also be carried with the passport.
Atlanta: Letter of Consent Form with photo attached. Application and consent forms must be signed by both parents and notarized. For children 3 months to 6 years old, a certificate of vaccination against polio.
Boston: Letter of Consent Form
Chicago: Letter of Consent Form
Houston: Certified birth certificate, two Letter of Consent Forms with two photos attached, and two application forms, each signed by both parents and notarized. For children 3 months to 6 years old, a certificate of vaccination against polio
Los Angeles: Letter of Consent Form and certified birth certificate
Miami: Letter of Consent Form and certified birth certificate
New York: Letter of Consent Form with additional photo and Letter of Authorization Form
NY Connecticut: Letter of Authorization Form
San Francisco: Letter of Consent Form
Washington: Letter of Consent Form
7
Medical Requirements:
Yellow fever vaccination certificate if applicant has traveled within the last 90 days to an endemic area including Angola, Benin, Bissau Guinea, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guiana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda or Venezuela.
Washington DC: The original yellow fever vaccination certificate is required.
8
Financial Requirements:
Evidence of sufficient funds is required in some jurisdictions.
Applicants living in Connecticut, Rhode Island: Most recent bank statement showing a minimum balance of $100 per day in Brazil.
Atlanta: Most recent bank or international credit card statement showing a minimum balance of $120 per day in Brazil.
Boston: Most recent bank statement, recommended minimum of $50 per day in Brazil.
Miami: 3 most recent bank statements showing a minimum balance of $1000.
Washington DC: Generally only required for applicants who are entering and departing Brazil by land.
9
Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
Brazil Visa Validity:
The visa validity and duration of stay per visit is at the discretion of the Brazilian Consulate. Long-duration visas (valid for 5 or 10 years, for instance) are valid from the day they were issued. Short-duration visas (valid for 30 or 90 days, for example) are valid from the date of first entry into Brazil. All visa holders, regardless of nationality or visa validity date, may only stay in Brazil for up to 90 days per year, unless otherwise noted on the visa. An extension of the original 90 days may be granted by the Federal Police Department in Brazil, yet total stay cannot exceed 180 days a year, unless otherwise noted.

If your Brazilian visa is still valid and your passport expires, you can get a new passport and carry both the new (valid) passport and the old one (with the visa) when you travel to Brazil.
Brazilian Visa Processing Time:
The processing time for Brazilian visas can vary greatly. Several Brazilian Consulates are currently experiencing delays in visa processing; in some cases an appointment is required (Travisa can set the appointment) in order for processing to begin. Consulates may prioritize applications based on departure date, and therefore processing time may be unpredictable. If planning travel to other countries prior to visiting Brazil, please contact Travisa for advice on planning.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Brazil

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

Brazil Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens
Friday, November 28, 2014
Email Requirements
If traveler intends to pass through immigration, a visa is required. A visa is not required to transit through Brazil as long as the traveler remains in the international transit area, without passing through immigration control. Traveler must be in possession of a valid passport and onward ticket.
1
Passport Requirements:
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Brazil, and with at least one blank visa page available for Brazilian visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps.
Residents of Connecticut and Rhode Island and Atlanta and Houston jurisdictions: Passport must contain two blank visa pages side by side.
2
Proof Of Departure:
Confirmed onward airline ticket.
3
Medical Requirements:
Yellow fever vaccination certificate if applicant has traveled within the last 90 days to endemic area.
4
Other Requirements:
Valid onward destination visas (if applicable).
5
Special Instructions:
If traveler intends to pass through immigration, a visa may be required. Please confirm with your travel agent or airline to determine if the itinerary is for direct airside transit.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Brazil

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

Brazil Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Friday, November 28, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required to travel to this destination.
1
Passport Requirements:
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Brazil, and with at least one blank visa page available for Brazilian visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps.
Residents of Connecticut and Rhode Island and Atlanta and Houston jurisdictions: Passport must contain two blank visa pages side by side.
2
Brazilian Visa Application Form:
One signed Brazil visa application form receipt plus one copy.
Only on-line Brazilian visa applications are accepted.
Note: Improperly completed Brazil visa application forms may delay the processing of your visa. To fill in the on-line form select "Visa Request" and follow the steps. Every question must be answered. The signature must be inside the signature box on the receipt page. The form will expire within 30 days.
Residents of Connecticut, Rhode Island: The signature on application receipt must be notarized.
3
Photo Requirements:
Two recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/white background (snapshots are not accepted).

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
4
Other Forms:
Certified birth certificate (not a photocopy).
A copy of driver's license (please enlarge the copy for clarity).
Applicants living in Connecticut, Rhode Island: The driver’s license copy must be notarized. A signed and notarized CT Letter of Authorization is required.
Houston: The driver’s license copy must be notarized in the state where it is issued, the notary seal must be on the same page as the image.
Applicants living in Boston jurisdiction:
- Signed Boston Letter of Authorization.
- Proof of international health insurance coverage.
5
Letter Of Invitation from Brazil:
Photocopy of the school registration or confirmation of acceptance, including address/names/qualifications of responsible parties in Brazil.
Houston: The documents must be notarized.
6
Proof Of Departure:
Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency or copy of airline or cruise tickets.
Houston: The itinerary must be notarized.
7
Criminal Record:
Houston and Los Angeles: Notarized good conduct record issued by the local (applicant's place of residence) police department/authority.
New York, Atlanta, and San Francisco: FBI clearance.
Residents of Connecticut, Rhode Island: Rotary students must submit FBI clearance.
All other jurisdictions: Good conduct record issued by the local (applicant's place of residence) police department/authority.
8
Minors:
Minors (under 18) must submit notarized copy of the birth certificate and Letter of Consent signed by each parent listed on the birth certificate (or legal guardian). A copy must also be carried with the passport.
Atlanta: Letter of Consent Form with photo attached. Application and consent forms must be signed by both parents and notarized. For children 3 months to 6 years old, a certificate of vaccination against polio.
Boston: Letter of Consent Form
Chicago: Letter of Consent Form
Houston: Certified birth certificate, two Letter of Consent Forms with two photos attached, and two application forms, each signed by both parents and notarized. For children 3 months to 6 years old, a certificate of vaccination against polio
Los Angeles: Letter of Consent Form and certified birth certificate
Miami: Letter of Consent Form and certified birth certificate
New York: Letter of Consent Form with additional photo and Letter of Authorization Form
NY Connecticut: Letter of Authorization Form
San Francisco: Letter of Consent Form
Washington: Letter of Consent Form
9
Medical Requirements:
Yellow fever vaccination certificate if applicant has traveled within the last 90 days to endemic area, including Angola, Benin, Bissau Guinea, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Camerun, Central African Republic, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guiana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenia, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Surinam, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda or Venezuela.
Washington DC: The original yellow fever vaccination certificate is required.

Proof of International Health Insurance Coverage: Required in Boston jurisdiction.
10
Financial Requirements:
Evidence of sufficient funds to support stay in destination such as most recent bank statement. If submitting parents' bank statement, a letter of support from parents indicating who will be financially responsible for the student while in Brazil.
11
Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
Brazil Visa Validity:
The visa validity and duration of stay per visit is at the discretion of the Brazilian Consulate. Long-duration visas (valid for 5 or 10 years, for instance) are valid from the day they were issued. Short-duration visas (valid for 30 or 90 days, for example) are valid from the date of first entry into Brazil. All visa holders, regardless of nationality or visa validity date, may only stay in Brazil for up to 90 days per year, unless otherwise noted on the visa. An extension of the original 90 days may be granted by the Federal Police Department in Brazil, yet total stay cannot exceed 180 days a year, unless otherwise noted.

If your Brazilian visa is still valid and your passport expires, you can get a new passport and carry both the new (valid) passport and the old one (with the visa) when you travel to Brazil.
Brazilian Visa Processing Time:
The processing time for Brazilian visas can vary greatly. Several Brazilian Consulates are currently experiencing delays in visa processing; in some cases an appointment is required (Travisa can set the appointment) in order for processing to begin. Consulates may prioritize applications based on departure date, and therefore processing time may be unpredictable. If planning travel to other countries prior to visiting Brazil, please contact Travisa for advice on planning.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Brazil

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

Brazil Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Friday, November 28, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required to travel to this destination.
1
Passport Requirements:
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Brazil, and with at least one blank visa page available for Brazilian visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps.
Residents of Connecticut and Rhode Island and Atlanta and Houston jurisdictions: Passport must contain two blank visa pages side by side.
2
Brazilian Visa Application Form:
One signed Brazil visa application form receipt plus one copy.
Only on-line Brazilian visa applications are accepted.
Note: Improperly completed Brazil visa application forms may delay the processing of your visa. To fill in the on-line form select "Visa Request" and follow the steps. Every question must be answered. The signature must be inside the signature box on the receipt page. The form will expire within 30 days.
Residents of Connecticut, Rhode Island: The signature on application receipt must be notarized.
3
Photo Requirements:
Three recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/white background(snapshots are not accepted).

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
4
Other Forms:
All applicants must include a copy of driver's license (This is proof of residential address, please enlarge the copy for clarity).

In addition, for applications submitted in:
Boston: Signed Boston Letter of Authorization.
Chicago:
- Completed and signed Sworn Statement Waiver.
- Copy of birth certificate.
Houston:
- The driver’s license copy must be notarized in the state where it is issued, the notary seal must be on the same page as the image.
- Certified birth certificate (not a photocopy).
Washington DC: Copy of birth certificate.
Residents of Connecticut, Rhode Island: The driver’s license copy must be notarized. A signed and notarized CT Letter of Authorization is required.
5
Official Invitation from Brazil:
Prior authorization by the Ministry of Labor must be obtained before applying for Technical visa.
Please note: Applicants within Chicago and Los Angeles jurisdictions must include a copy of the Ministry of Labor approval as well as the telex number and date that the original was submitted to the Consulate.
6
Business Letter:
Notarized business cover letter addressed to the Brazilian Consulate explaining the purpose of the trip in detail, and the nature of duties to be performed in exact detail, guaranteeing financial support for the applicant while in Brazil, and return transportation.
Atlanta: This letter is not required in Atlanta.
7
Proof Of Departure:
Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency or copy of airline or cruise tickets.
8
Criminal Record:
Good conduct record issued by the local (i.e., applicant's place of residence) police department/authority.
Houston: The good conduct record must be notarized.
New York: FBI clearance is required.
9
Medical Requirements:
Yellow fever vaccination certificate if applicant has traveled within the last 90 days to an endemic area including Angola, Benin, Bissau Guinea, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guiana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda or Venezuela.
Washington DC: The original yellow fever vaccination certificate is required.
10
Financial Requirements:
Boston: evidence of sufficient funds to support stay in destination such as a copy of most recent bank statement.
11
Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
Brazil Visa Validity:
The visa validity and duration of stay per visit is at the discretion of the Brazilian Consulate. Long-duration visas (valid for 5 or 10 years, for instance) are valid from the day they were issued. Short-duration visas (valid for 30 or 90 days, for example) are valid from the date of first entry into Brazil. All visa holders, regardless of nationality or visa validity date, may only stay in Brazil for up to 90 days per year, unless otherwise noted on the visa. An extension of the original 90 days may be granted by the Federal Police Department in Brazil, yet total stay cannot exceed 180 days a year, unless otherwise noted.

If your Brazilian visa is still valid and your passport expires, you can get a new passport and carry both the new (valid) passport and the old one (with the visa) when you travel to Brazil.
Brazilian Visa Processing Time:
The processing time for Brazilian visas can vary greatly. Several Brazilian Consulates are currently experiencing delays in visa processing; in some cases an appointment is required (Travisa can set the appointment) in order for processing to begin. Consulates may prioritize applications based on departure date, and therefore processing time may be unpredictable. If planning travel to other countries prior to visiting Brazil, please contact Travisa for advice on planning.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Brazil

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

Brazil Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Friday, November 28, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required to travel to this destination.
1
Passport Requirements:
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Brazil, and with at least one blank visa page available for Brazilian visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps.
Residents of Connecticut and Rhode Island and Atlanta and Houston jurisdictions: Passport must contain two blank visa pages side by side.
2
Brazilian Visa Application Form:
One signed Brazil visa application form receipt plus one copy.
Only on-line Brazilian visa applications are accepted.
Note: Improperly completed Brazil visa application forms may delay the processing of your visa. To fill in the on-line form select "Visa Request" and follow the steps. Every question must be answered. The signature must be inside the signature box on the receipt page. The form will expire within 30 days.
Residents of Connecticut, Rhode Island: The signature on application receipt must be notarized.
3
Photo Requirements:
Two recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph(s), in color, front view and with a plain/white background (snapshots are not accepted).

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
4
Other Forms:
A copy of driver's license (This is proof of residential address, please enlarge the copy for clarity).
Applicants living in Connecticut, Rhode Island: The driver’s license copy must be notarized. A signed and notarized CT Letter of Authorization is required.
Boston: Signed Boston Letter of Authorization.
Chicago jurisdiction only: Completed and signed Sworn Statement Waiver.
Houston: The driver’s license copy must be notarized in the state where it is issued, the notary seal must be on the same page as the image.
5
Letter Of Invitation from Brazil:
Atlanta, Chicago and Houston:A letter of invitation from sponsor (either host company or individual) explaining the relationship to the applicant and the purpose of travel. In addition, the letter must indicate the length of stay, place of stay, and contact information.
Houston: The letter must be notarized.
6
Business Letter:
Original letter from employer or sponsoring company, on company letterhead, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant's employment status/position held in the company, and clearly stating the purpose of visit to Brazil. It is extremely important that the business letter includes the statement that "no technical work or assistance" will be provided during stay in Brazil. The business letter must also indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant and must provide detailed contact information in host country.
Atlanta, Miami and Atlanta Houston: Business letter must be notarized.

To generate a Brazilian Business Cover Letter on-line, fill out this Business Letter Form and print the completed letter on your company letterhead.
7
Proof Of Departure:
Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency or copy of airline or cruise tickets.
8
Medical Requirements:
Yellow fever vaccination certificate if applicant has traveled within the last 90 days to an endemic area including Angola, Benin, Bissau Guinea, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guiana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda or Venezuela.
Washington DC: The original yellow fever vaccination certificate is required.
9
Financial Requirements:
Boston: evidence of sufficient funds to support stay in destination such as a copy of most recent bank statement.
10
Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
Brazil Visa Validity:
The visa validity and duration of stay per visit is at the discretion of the Brazilian Consulate. Long-duration visas (valid for 5 or 10 years, for instance) are valid from the day they were issued. Short-duration visas (valid for 30 or 90 days, for example) are valid from the date of first entry into Brazil. All visa holders, regardless of nationality or visa validity date, may only stay in Brazil for up to 90 days per year, unless otherwise noted on the visa. An extension of the original 90 days may be granted by the Federal Police Department in Brazil, yet total stay cannot exceed 180 days a year, unless otherwise noted.

If your Brazilian visa is still valid and your passport expires, you can get a new passport and carry both the new (valid) passport and the old one (with the visa) when you travel to Brazil.
Brazilian Visa Processing Time:
The processing time for Brazilian visas can vary greatly. Several Brazilian Consulates are currently experiencing delays in visa processing; in some cases an appointment is required (Travisa can set the appointment) in order for processing to begin. Consulates may prioritize applications based on departure date, and therefore processing time may be unpredictable. If planning travel to other countries prior to visiting Brazil, please contact Travisa for advice on planning.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Brazil

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

Brazil Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Friday, November 28, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required for official missions to Brazil.
1
Passport Requirements:
Original, signed OAS passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Brazil, and with at least one blank visa page available for Brazilian visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps.
2
Brazilian Visa Application Form:
One signed Brazil visa application form receipt plus one copy.
Only on-line Brazilian visa applications are accepted.
Note: Improperly completed Brazil visa application forms may delay the processing of your visa. To fill in the on-line form select "Visa Request" and follow the steps. Every question must be answered. The signature must be inside the signature box on the receipt page. The form will expire within 30 days.
Residents of Connecticut, Rhode Island: The signature on application receipt must be notarized.
3
Photo Requirements:
One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
4
Other Forms:
A copy of driver's license (This is proof of residential address, please enlarge the copy for clarity).
Applicants living in Connecticut, Rhode Island: The driver’s license copy must be notarized. A signed and notarized CT Letter of Authorization is required.
Boston: Signed Boston Letter of Authorization.
Houston: The driver’s license copy must be notarized in the state where it is issued, the notary seal must be on the same page as the image.
5
Business Letter:
A letter from the US Department of State, Diplomatic Mission or International Organization stating the nature and duration of the mission. The letter must include the following information, in this order:

- Full name (first/middle/last):
- Passport Number:
- Official Title:
- Government Department/Agency/Organization:
- U.S. point of contact for questions regarding this mission:
- Departure date from the USA:
- Date of arrival in Brazil:
- City place of arrival in Brazil:
- City/cities place of official mission:
- Duration of stay in Brazil:
- Purpose of the trip (detailed):
- Point of Contact in Brazil and their contact information:
6
Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
Brazil Visa Validity:
This visa is issued for the duration of the mission, as approved by authorities in Brazil, or on the basis of reciprocity.
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Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Brazil

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

Brazil Visa Application Procedures

  1. Review instructions based on the purpose of journey to Brazil
  2. Complete, print and sign all visa application forms, including Travisa's Global Service Order Form
  3. Send all of the visa application requirements listed above to Travisa.

    Brazil Visa Applications can be processed in the following location(s):
Residents of these states:
Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee
Send documents to:
Travisa - Atlanta
3475 Lenox Road, Suite 465
Atlanta, GA 30326
Tel: (404) 465-3575
Residents of these states:
Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont
Send documents to:
Travisa - Boston
15 Court Square, Suite 650
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: (617) 807-0931
Residents of these states:
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Send documents to:
Travisa - Chicago
120 S. State Street, Unit 3
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: (312) 332-1161
Tel: (800) 766-0608
Residents of these states:
Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Send documents to:
Travisa - Houston
2700 Post Oak Blvd, Ste 1430
Houston, TX 77056
Tel: (713) 961-3500
Residents of these states:
Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and within California the counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.
Send documents to:
Travisa - Los Angeles
6222 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tel: (323) 932-7300
Residents of these states:
Florida, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
Send documents to:
Travisa - Miami
2332 Galiano Street, 2nd Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Tel: (754) 206-0454
Residents of these states:
Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and the Bermuda Islands.
Send documents to:
Travisa - New York
290 5th Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 613-2223
Residents of these states:
Oregon, Washington, Alaska and in the State of California, the counties of Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Ladera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benedito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolunme, Yolo,and Yuma.
Send documents to:
Travisa - San Francisco
220 Montgomery Street, Suite 991
San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel: (415) 837-0771
Tel: (800) 421-5468
Residents of these states:
District of Columbia, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Send documents to:
Travisa - Washington, DC
1731 21st. St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (202) 463-6166