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Brazil is one of many countries that require a visa and a valid passport for entry. Before you apply, do you know the requirements to obtain a Brazil Visa?

This article will provide information about a Brazil visa and the requirements to get one, the types, and the cost.

Brazil Visa Requirements

To get a Brazil visa, you must meet the requirements set by the country. If you don’t, you will have a delay in the application process or be denied one. So, before you apply, make sure you meet these criteria:

  • your passport must have at least six-month validity
  • complete the visa type application online at the Brazilian embassy website
  • have two recent taken passport photo
  • for a business visa – a business letter with letterhead from the company you will visit

Brazil Visa Types

Brazil offers four types of visas. Each has its requirements to become qualified. Here is a list of the visa types:

  • tourist visa
  • temporary visa
  • permanent visa
  • diplomatic visa

The first three are available to the public. Only official government workers can apply for diplomatic visas.

Brazil Tourist Visa

To get a tourist visa, you must be visiting the country, a friend or family. There are other reasons a tourist visa is granted. For example, if you are going for:

  • a seminar
  • artistic event
  • sport competition

A tourist visa comes with some limitations. If you are presenting at a seminar, you are not allowed to take monetary payment. For athletes, financial gifts are allowed as prizes, but admission must be free. A tourist visa is valid for up to 180 days and could be used for multiple entries while valid.

Brazil Temporary Visa

There are seven temporary visa types. If you fall under any of the categories, you can apply for Temporary Visa I:

  • exchange student
  • paid cultural mission
  • paid technological mission
  • paid scientific mission
  • Research
  • Professorships
  • charitable work
  • religious volunteer
  • unpaid training athletes between 14 and 21 years
  • seeking medical treatment

Temporary Visa II

Visa II is more like a business visa. So, if you are going to conduct business in Brazil, you should apply for a Temporary Visa II. Also, this visa is given to:

  • Journalists
  • anyone adopting a child
  • crew members without an international crew card

Temporary Visa III

Paid athletes or individuals performing at an event must apply for this visa. The Ministry of Labor in Brazil must provide a pre-approved permit to these applicants.

Temporary Visa IV

This visa is reserved for anyone coming to attend school. If you are a student in a post-graduate program, enroll in a short-term technical program, or for graduation, you should apply for a temporary visa.

Temporary Visa V

A foreigner who works in Brazil uses Visa V. So if fall under one of these categories you should apply for this visa:

  • temporary working for the government
  • working in an internship that is longer than a year
  • work as a technology transfer contractor
  • work as a technical assistance contractor
  • training after graduating from a college in Brazil
  • working on a foreign cruise ship
  • working as a crew member on an offshore platform

Temporary Visa VI

International media correspondents who don’t work for Brazil should apply for this visa. Members of the correspondent who will stay longer than six months must apply for this visa as well.

Temporary VII

If you are coming to Brazil to do missionary work or academic education, apply for this visa.

Permanent Visa

If you plan to live in Brazil as a permanent resident, apply for this visa.

Diplomatic Visa

Diplomates of other countries are granted this visa.

Where to Apply

You can submit your documents at the nearest Brazilian Embassy or Consulate in the United States. Here is a list of embassies and consulate.

Consulate/Embassy Telephone Region Services
Brazil Embassy in Washington

3006 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Washington, D.C. 20008

(202) 461-6000

F: (202)-238-2818

Washington, D.C.
Brazil Consulate in Atlanta

3500 Lenox Road, Suite 800

Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 949-2400

F: (404) 949-2402

Alabama, N. Carolina, Georgia, S. Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi
Brazil Consulate in Boston

20 Park Plaza, Suite 810

Boston, MA 02116

(617) 542-400

F: (617) 542-4318

Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont
Brazil Consulate in Chicago

401 North Michigan Ave, Suite 1850

Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 464-0244

F: (312) 464-0299

Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, N. Dakota, Nebraska, S. Dakota, Wisconsin
Brazil Consulate in Houston

1233 West Loop South

Park Tower North, Suite 1150

Houston, TX 77027

(713) 961-3063

F: (713) 961-3070

Arkansas, Kansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas
Brazil Consulate in Los Angeles

8484 Wilshire Blvd Suites 730-711

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

(323) 651-2664

F: (323) 651-1274

Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, California (some counties that include Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura)
Brazil Consulate in Miami

80 SW 8th Street, 26th Floor

Miami, FL 33130

(305) 285-6200

F: (305) 285-6240

Florida, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Bahamas
Brazil Consulate in New York

1185 Avenue of the Americas

21st Floor

New York, NY 10036

(917) 777-7777

F: (212) 827-0225

Connecticut, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Bermuda
Brazil Consulate in San Francisco

300 Montgomery Street, Suite 300

San Francisco, CA 94104

(415) 981-8170

F: (415) 981-4931

Alaska, California (the remaining counties), Oregon, Washington

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