You may require a visa for entry. We guide you through the process to obtain one.
Travel Document Type
eVisa (90 days)
Varies according to nationality.
Byevisa Processing Fee
2 business days
All About the Brazil Visa
Travelling to Brazil to visit one of its beautiful beaches or to samba in Sao Paolo? South America’s largest country has tons to offer tourists. If you’re heading to the home of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, you’ll need to check what travel documentation you require.
There has been a lot of changes in recent years regarding the Brazil visa policy. For example, Americans, Australians, and Canadians previously required travel authorisation to enter the country, but now they do not. Citizens of these nations visiting the country are granted a visa-free stay of up to 90 days. This can be extended, providing the visitor does not exceed more than 180 days in the country in any 12-month period.
Indian nationals, however, as well as citizens of a number of other countries, do require a visa to Brazil to enter the country as a tourist. For the moment, this must be obtained via an embassy or consulate.
Byevisa makes it quick and simple to complete visa application forms online offering travellers convenience and peace of mind before your journey. At the moment, we cannot offer an eVisa option for those travelling on holiday here, although the government may change their policy in the future!
Read on for more information to help you to get your travel documents ready.
Brazil Visa Application Process
If an eVisa for Brazil becomes available for tourists again in the future, you will be able to apply for this quickly and easily with Byevisa.
You will do this by:
- Confirming that you’re eligible using our visa checker tool.
- Gathering together your passport and the relevant supporting documents (more information in the ‘Brazil Visa Form and Documents’ section).
- Clicking ‘Apply Now’ and enter some personal details. We also require a valid email address, so that we can send you your approved travel authorisation.
- Pay for your application by entering your debit/credit card or PayPal details. You pay the government fee, as well as Byevisa’s processing charge to manage your application on your behalf. Our fee varies depending on whether you select our Standard, Rapid or Highly Rapid processing.
- We will then send you your authorised travel pass straight to your email inbox! This takes just 2 to 5 business days depending on which of our services you’ve selected.
Until then, if you require travel authorisation for Brazil, you must apply via the Itamaraty (the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
The process is as follows:
- Fill in the form online (more details about all the information required in the ‘Form and Documents’ section below). You must upload a passport photo and indicate how you will present your documentation. Once done, click on the “Finalise Application” button to generate a protocol number.
- Print and sign the Application Delivery Receipt (RER), where the protocol number will be printed.
- A printed copy of the photograph is required too. This must be pasted in the relevant place on the printed receipt.
- Send or take the printed and signed receipt, along with the original documents, to the Brazilian Consulate where your application will be processed.
- Wait for the embassy to notify you that your documentation is ready.
As you can see, this is more complicated than the process to obtain the electronic version, so it is hoped that this will return soon!
Brazil Visa Requirements and Eligibility
Do you need a visa to go to Brazil? Depending on your nationality, you may not, as this South American nation has signed exemption agreements with more than 90 countries. This includes Britain, Australia, Canada and the US.
Indian citizens, however, are not exempt. A number of other nationalities also require travel authorisation to enter Brazil as a tourist.
Citizens of these countries do require a visa to enter Brazil as a tourist:
Central African Republic
Congo, Democratic Republic of
Congo, Republic of the
Micronesia, Federated States of
Papua New Guinea
Sao Tome and Principe
Citizens of the following countries listed below can enter Brazillian territory visa-free for up to 90 days.
This includes Australians, Brits, Canadians and citizens of New Zealand.
Citizens from the 5 Mercosur member countries are also not required to present a visa, only a passport or other valid I.D.
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina (with a hyphen)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
* – Maximum stay of 90 days every 180 days
# – Entrance allowed by presenting Civil Identity Card
Visit Brazil Visa Form and Documents
Although an eVisa isn’t currently available, there was in the past and if this is re-introduced in the future, we will be able to offer it.
To apply for a Brazil eVisa with us, you just need:
- A valid passport.
- A digital scan of your passport information page.
- Some personal/passport details including your contact information and the dates you plan to enter the country.
- A passport photo taken against a white background. You should be facing the camera with a neutral expression, and there should not be reflections or glares on the image.
- A valid email address – your approved pass will be sent to you electronically.
- A credit or debit card or a PayPal account so we can take the payment.
Please note, as the electronic visa isn’t currently available, you will need to apply for your travel authorisation via the embassy or consulate nearest to you.
Paperwork required to obtain the Brazil embassy visa
To apply for a tourist visa, you will need to go to the page for the Brazillian embassy or consulate nearest to you and fill in an online form as the first step of the process.
These documents are essential to complete the form:
- Your passport
- A photo to upload as part of the application.
- Details of your travel itinerary.
Below are the form fields that you will need to fill in:
- First name
- Marital status
- Previous names (if any)
- Purpose of visitProposed date of arrival in Brazil
- Proposed length of stay
- If you have been to the country before (and how long for, if so)Profession or occupation
- Employer or university’s name/details
- Your contact details and permanent address
- An emergency contact
- Your passport details
You will also have to input some personal details for both your mother and father (if known).
You must also indicate how you will present your documentation – whether it will be in person, via post, or if someone else will present it on your behalf.
Once you’ve finished the Brazil online application form, you will need to print it out. Before sending it to the Consulate or taking it in person to process, you will need to affix a photo that meets the photo requirements (more details of this below) to your application. You will also be required to present original copies of your documents.
Brazil Visa Status Check
With Byevisa, there is always a convenient way to check the status of your travel pass.
Although there isn’t a Brazil eVisa available at the moment, this is how you’d track the status of your application if you apply for an electronic travel pass with us.
Visit the relevant section at the top of this page. Press ‘Log in’ to view at a glance:
- If your application has been approved.
- If it is currently being processed (pending).
- If it has been rejected, and why if we have the information.
- The start date and expiry date of the travel pass, and how many days it remains valid for.
Keep in mind when checking the status of your travel pass that how long it takes to process will depend on which service you selected at the checkout.
When applying for a Brazilian visa at the consulate, the deadline for delivering the requested travel documentation will be defined by the Consular Authority. Check with the consulate where your application will be processed to check the timeframe for processing your application.
How Much Is a Visa to Brazil?
At the moment, we can’t give you a precise cost and processing time for the eVisa as this option is not currently available.
However, processing times and costs typically vary depending on how quickly you require the documentation:
- Standard – You’ll wait 5 days and pay 86.00 USD.
- Rapid – You’ll get your pass in 3 days and pay 116.00 USD.
- Highly Rapid – Get your visa sorted as soon as possible. You’ll wait just 2 days to receive it and pay 151.00 USD.
Cost of an embassy of Brazil visa:
The price you will pay at the embassy varies depending on your nationality.
As an example, if you are an Indian citizen looking to obtain a visit visa at the embassy of Brazil in New Delhi, the cost payable is equivalent to approximately 86.00 USD.
This must be made as a bank demand draft, and you must bring the confirmation of the bank draft with you to the embassy, along with your application form.
What Are the Visa to Brazil Photo Requirements?
The photo must be 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm).
There are other photo specifications that your image must meet to comply with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) standards:
- It must be taken from the front, against a white background.
- Your face and shoulders must be completely framed by the camera and the applicant must be looking directly at the camera.
- The photograph must not have any reflections or shadows.
- You must have a neutral expression and your eyes must be open and visible. If you wear glasses, the lenses cannot reflect ambient or camera light.
- Sunglasses or glasses with thick frames are not accepted.
- Headgear items or veils, used for religious reasons, cannot prevent the applicant’s face from being fully visible.
- If the application is for a child, the child cannot appear with toys in the image or similar, or the hands of someone holding them.
More Brazil Tourist Visa Questions and Information
Please find below more information about applying for a travel pass to this exciting nation home to tropical beaches, cascading waterfalls and of course, the Amazon rainforest. We’ve aimed to answer all the questions you might have.