Yes - A visa is required for travel to Brazil

Brazil tourist visa for US citizens. Apply Now!

Friday, November 27, 2015

A valid passport and tourist visa are required to visit Brazil.

Send these documents to Travisa


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Brazil, and with at least one blank passport 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 passport pages side by side.


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.


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.


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 and Atlanta jurisdictions: 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.


Proof of Address:

Clear photocopy of applicant's driver's license or state issued ID. Address on the ID must match address on the visa application form.
Applicants living in Connecticut and Rhode Island, or Houston or Atlanta jurisdictions: 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.


Proof Of Departure:

Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency or copy of airline or cruise tickets.



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 Children of Brazilian Citizens Can only apply for a visa if they have not yet been issued a Brazilian birth certificate and therefore are not eligible for a Brazilian passport. In that case, the Brazilian parent(s) must attach a notarized Declaration of Non-Citizenship stating that the child was not registered in any Consulate or in Brazil and, therefore, does not hold Brazilian citizenship.


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 if the traveler has visited one of these countries in the past 90 days.


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: Notarized most recent bank or international credit card statement showing a minimum balance of $120 per day in Brazil.

Chicago: Most recent bank statement is required if the applicant's duration of stay is over 30 days.
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.
New York: 4 most recent bank statements.
Washington DC: Generally only required for applicants who are entering and departing Brazil by land.


Special Instructions:

Atlanta jurisdiction: All required documentation must be notarized originals, no copies of any required documentation are allowed.

New York and San Francisco jurisdictions: Reservations are required to submit applications. If the passport is needed in less than 2 months, the applicant may need to appear in person at the Consulate. Travisa can set the appointment, provide document pre-check service, facilitate visa processing, and collect and verify the completed visa. If there is sufficient time, the applicant may not need to appear in person.

In the Chicago jurisdiction the Consulate does not require appointments to be made with the Consulate, however due to limitations on the number of applications that can be filed each day, please contact our Chicago office in advance to determine the next available filing date or to request our assistance with scheduling an in person filing with Travisa service for document pre-check and visa collection.
Brazil Apply In Person Process


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.

Click here for Brazil Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

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. In some cases an appointment is required (Travisa can set the appointment) in order for processing to begin. In some locations there are limits on applications that can be filed each day or week. If planning travel to other countries prior to visiting Brazil, please contact Travisa for advice on coordination.
Please Note: once the visa application has been filed, the passport will not be released early and there can be no request for expedited service.

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.

How to Apply for a Visa to Brazil

  • Review instructions based on the purpose of journey to Brazil
  • Complete, print and sign all visa application forms, including Travisa's Global Service Order Form.
  • 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 Rd, 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 St, Unit 3
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: (312) 588-7215
Tel: (800) 665-0602

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
2415 Galiano St.
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 Ave, 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, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo,and Yuba.

Send documents to:
Travisa - San Francisco
220 Montgomery St, 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