ENTERING BRAZIL WITHOUT A VISA
Depending on the purpose of visit and on the visitor’s nationality, a visa is not required to enter Brazil. Dutch citizens on a tourism or business trip to Brazil, for instance, are exempt. For other cases, check below at “How to apply for a visa” whether you are exempt or not. Even if you are exempt from a visa, on arrival in Brazil you must produce a passport valid for at least six months.
Argentinians, Bolivians, Chileans, Paraguayans, Peruvians and Uruguayans are exempt from passport requirement to enter Brazil as tourists. Nationals from these countries may simply produce their national identity cards instead.
Additionally, you may be required by the Brazilian Migration Police (Polícia Federal) to meet the following conditions:
1) Prove you have sufficient funds for your term of stay.
2) Demonstrate your travel objective (for instance, by means of a hotel reservation and a roundtrip ticket, in case of a tourism trip).
HOW TO APPLY FOR A VISA
Visas are classified according to the nature of the trip and stay in Brazil.
Most cases of visa application fall under one of the types below.
Please click on the line that best fits your case or send an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org asking for further instructions on how to apply.
VITUR – tourists
VIPER – investor
VIPER – manager or representative in Brazil of a financial foreign institution
VIPER – head of philanthropic or religious institution or public interest NGO
VIPER – retiree
VIPER – family reunion (marriage)
VIPER – researcher
VITEM I – trainee, researcher or exchange students program
VITEM I– voluntary worker
VITEM II – adoption
VITEM II – business trip
VITEM II – filming
VITEM III – artists and sportsmen
VITEM IV – undergraduate, master or doctorate student
VITEM V – professional worker
VITEM V – professional on an emergency technical assistance mission
VITEM VI – news correspondents
VITEM VII – ministers of a religious creed or members of a religious congregation
A few kinds of visas (VITEM-III, VITEM-V, VITEM-VI and VIPER) are only issued under authorization from Brazilian home authorities.Click here to check whether the Consulate General has been authorized to issue you a visa.
Travellers older that six months are recommended to take vaccination against yellow fever until 10 days before the trip, if their destination in Brazil includes one of the states below:
Bahia (west and south)
Espirito Santo (north)
Mato Grosso do Sul
Rio Grande do Sul (west)
Santa Catarina (west)
São Paulo (west)
Regardless of the kind of visa, a valid international yellow fever vaccination certificate will be required on arrival in Brazil, if the visitor has been to one of the countries listed below within three months prior to entering Brazil. Vaccination against yellow fever must be taken until 10 days before arrival in Brazil.
Central African Republic
Congo (Dem. Republic)
São Tomé and Principe
> Some countries (the Netherlands excluded) require the same certificate
from travellers arriving from Brazil.
The issuance of a visa is a discretionary act of a sovereign State. A visa can be granted, denied, extended or changed on the condition that it must serve national interests. A visa is not a right to enter, but an expectation to be admitted. A foreign citizen can be prevented to enter Brazil or to remain in the country if it is considered to be the in the interest of the nation by a decision of the Ministry of Justice executed by the Federal Police.
Whenever there is a doubt on the purpose of the trip or the identification of the applicant, he/she may be required to have an interview with a consular officer, who may request additional documents.