Brazil Visa Requirements

Brazil VISA GENERAL INFORMATION (This material was obtained from the Brazilian Consulate, Washington, DC Website:


Most any question you have for a visa to travel to Brazil can be obtained at the links below.

Click here for information about Types of Visa.

NOTE: If you are only landing at an airport in Brazil, and are IN TRANSIT to another country, you can change planes, and continue to you destination in the other country.  However, this means you CANNOT leave the International Arrival / Departure area, and will not be processed through Brazilian immigration and customs.

US Citizens applying for a visa must use their designated Brazilian Consulate in the US.  Find your consulate from this link.

Brazil is a beautiful and vibrant country, the people are friendly, and more they like people from the US.  Show a little respect, and you will have a great time when you visit Brazil.

Just a note, about myself, I have been  to Brazil at least 25 times since 2000, and have never met any issues.  I have had to visit a doctor a couple of times, but have never been in fear of my person.  Of course, you need to be careful and realize that you are not in the US, but it Brazil.  They have their rules, and expect you to follow them.  So remember this, and you will have a great time.

Elimination of Brazil Visa for U S Citizens

There has been some discussion of both Brazil and the United States of eliminating the tourist visa requirement for citizens of one country to visit the other country.  At this time, the visa requirement for both US and Brazilian citizen has not happened.  However, prior to visited Brazil in the future, it would be worth for US citizens to check to see if there is still a requirement for a tourist visit to visit Brazil.

Brazil has a land mass almost as big as the USA, and there is always something new to see. So get started!  Get your visa and visit Brazil.  From the Amazon in the north to the land of the gauchos in Rio Grande do Sul in the south, you will enjoy your time in Brazil.

IF you already have a visa for Brazil, this link can help you to complete your paperwork when you enter Brazil.

Please feel free to leave questions, and I will try to answer them within 24 hours.  While I cannot cut down the paperwork, or other bureaucratic issues, and might be able to give some helpful suggestions for you.


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Lonely Planet Brazil (Travel Guide) (Kindle Edition)

By (author): Lonely Planet, Regis St Louis, Gary Chandler, Gregor Clark, Bridget Gleeson, John Noble, Kevin Raub, Paul Smith

#1 best-selling guide to Brazil*

Lonely Planet Brazilis your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spot wildlife in the lush Amazon rainforest, sunbathe on a palm-fringed, white sand beach, or marvel at the thundering roar of Iguacu Falls; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Brazil and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Brazil Travel Guide:

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This is the Same List We'd Give Our Best Friends Traveling to Rio de Janeiro!

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They Don't Speak Spanish in Brazil (Kindle Edition)

By (author): Joseph H. Low III, Cláudia Brito Low

Simply put, this is the market's first book for doing business in Brazil.
THEY DON'T SPEAK SPANISH IN BRAZIL combines the personal and professional experiences of an American expatriate and a Brazilian native, both successful executives at major multinationals. After twenty years of answering Brazil–related business and legal questions for their colleagues, Joe and Cláudia Low wrote a book that provides the fundamental information foreigners need, from everyday living and relevant culture to business management and tax strategies. The authors use personal experiences and hard data to translate cultural characteristics, management tactics, and law to avoid common pitfalls and achieve business success.
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