To apply for a Brazilian Visa, research the visa type, review the requirements, and submit the application and appropriate fee to the Brazilian Consulate in person or through a visa or travel agency at least one month prior to your departure date. Visas are typically processed within five business days.Continue Reading
The Brazilian Consulate issues a number of visas for different purposes, each of which carry their own requirements. U.S. citizens are required to obtain a visa even if they are entering Brazil as a tourist. Visit the website of the Brazilian Consulate's official website for a complete list of visas and requirements.
For a tourist visa, in addition to the application, be prepared to provide a valid passport, a recent 2- by 2-inch passport photograph with a white background, and a copy of your round-trip ticket or a letter with your itinerary from a travel agent. For applicants under 18, an original or notarized copy of the birth certificate must also be provided, and both parents must complete and sign an additional authorization form.
After the visa application form is completed online, print a copy of the receipt, and attach the photo in the designated location. Bring the visa form delivery receipt, the required documentation, a money order for the application fee, and a prepaid USPS priority mail envelope with you to the closest Brazilian Consulate.