Brazilian Tourist Visa

Citizens of most foreign countries willing to travel to Brazil for tourism need to get a tourist visa prior to their arrival to the country. This complies with reciprocity towards countries that demand Brazilian nationals to have a visa to enter their territories. If you would like to know if you are required to obtain a tourist visa to visit Brazil, please contact

Remember that the Tourism Visa to Brazil will be for: Tourism trip, visiting relatives and/or friends, unpaid participation in athletic/artistic events: Unpaid participation in a scientific/academic seminar or a conference etc.

Required Docs:

  • Applicant’s Passport, Passport MUST contain two blank visa pages side by side and be valid for at least 6 months after entry into Brazil.
  • Printed Visa Application Form visa application form
  • Passport photo taken within the past 6 months – 2′ x 2′ passport photo of the applicant, front view with a white background.
  • Itinerary – Copy of your round-trip flight ticket or letter from a travel agent
  • If the visa application will NOT be submitted in person, submit: Proof of jurisdiction: copy of driver’s license, state issued ID, or major utility bill for the most recent month, showing the applicant’s name and current address.
  • If the applicant will not be applying with a US passport, also submit: Proof of Legal Residency: notarized copy of visa, permanent resident card or US passport or US birth certificate.
  • If the applicant will attend a conference or a tournament, submit: Invitation Letter.
  • If applicant is applying for a re-entry visa in order to resume his/her activities submit: Visa Extension Protocol.
  • Bank statements from the past 3 months showing proof of sufficient funds (at least $2000)
  • Proof of Health insurance.

How to apply?

Submit the online Brazilian Application

IMPORTANT: The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. You can do that by visiting