To apply for a Brazilian
tourist visa, you need to concurrently present the following to
Embassy or Consulate General having jurisdiction for the state or province
where you reside:
A valid passport with at least one blank page available—passport must not
expire less than six months from the date of your intended arrival in Brazil.
A completed, signed and dated visa application form. Parents or legal guardians
must sign for minors under the age of 18.
One recent 2 X 2 inch "official" color passport photo, front view with
a white background. Snapshots are not acceptable.
A copy of a round trip ticket or scheduled itinerary confirming ticket
purchase, itinerary, flight number(s) as well as arrival and departure
The tourist visa fee for Canadian passport holders is USD$ 40.00. (fees
are subject to change so please check with the consulate or embassy before
U.S. passport holders are exempt from the tourist visa fee but must pay
a processing fee of USD$ 100.00—the same amount the US government charges
Brazilians. (fees are subject to change so please
check with the consulate or embassy before remitting)
An additional fee of USD$ 10.00 will be charged for any application not
submitted in person. (fees are subject to change so
please check with the consulate or embassy before remitting)
Cash, personal checks or company checks are not an acceptable form
of payment; only money orders, cashier's checks or certified checks
made payable to the "Consulate General of Brazil".
Processing will take from 10 to 12 business days but during high season
(May through July and October through February) this time can increase.
You must use your visa to enter Brazil within 90 days of its date
of issue or it becomes invalid.
Visas are good for multiple entries and are valid from the date of first
entry into Brazil.
Tourist visas are valid for stays in Brazil of up to 90 days at any one
time. The Federal Police may extend this period.
Tourist visa stays in Brazil are limited to 180 total days per year.