For some countries entry visa is required for entering Brazil and it must be obtained prior to your departure. This requirement has been waived for citizens of certain countries (please check list below, US not included).
List of visa waived countries:
• Costa Rica
• San Marino
• South Africa
• Trinidad and Tobago
If you will need a visa, the following are documents required to apply for the tourist visa only. If you will travel to Brazil on business, you need to contact your nearest Brazilian consulate as the requirements for business visa may vary. Please check a list of Brazilian consulates in US below.
1. One individual photo, passport style and size 2" x 2", front view (full face) glued or stapled on the application form.
2. Photocopy of airline ticket, flight itinerary or letter from travel agency or airline confirming purchase of round trip ticket, including date of departure and return.
3. Valid passport (remaining validity of at least 6 months) or permit to reenter the US. The passport must be signed, and must contain at least 02 (two) blank pages marked "VISAS" (NOT "ENDORSEMENTS").
Note: Visa will not be issued if the passport is not signed.
Additional charges will apply to return documents.
4. Application form fully filled (blanks 1-27) and signed (signature must be original, not faxed forms). To obtain a Visa Application Form contact your nearest Brazilian Consulate.
1. In US, non-US Citizens are additionally requested to present a copy of US resident alien card or a valid entry visa to the US.
2. For applicants under 18, when traveling without parents or legal guardian, notarized letter of consent signed by parents or legal guardian (proof required) is required.
3. For children 3 months to 6 years of age, certificate of vaccination against polio, stating type and dosage is required.
4. If applicant has been in the following countries during the previous 90 days, he/she must present a Yellow Fever International Certificate:
• French Guyana
Brazilian Consulate General in Boston
The Stattler Building
20 Park Plaza, suite 810
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 542-4000
Fax: (617) 542-4318
States of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Brazilian Consulate General in Chicago
401 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3050
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 464-0244
Fax: (312) 464-0299
States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Brazilian Consulate General in Houston
1700 West Loop South, suite 1450
Houston, TX 77027
Phones: (713) 961-3063/64/65 (713) 961-0551
Fax: (713) 961-3070
States of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Brazilian Consulate General in Los Angeles
8484 Wilshire Blvd., suites 730-711
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: (323) 651-2664
Fax: (323) 651-1274
States of Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and in California, the counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.
Brazilian Consulate General in Miami
2601 S. Bayshore Drive, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33133
Phone: (305) 285-6200
Fax: (305) 285-6229
Fax on demand for information and forms: (305) 285-6259
States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
Brazilian Consulate General in New York
1185 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue),
21st Floor New York, NY 10036
Phone: (917) 777-7777
Fax: (212) 827-0225
States of Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and the Bermuda Islands.
Brazilian Consulate General in San Francisco
300 Montgomery Street, suite 900
San Francisco, CA, 94104
Phone: (415) 981-8170
Fax: (415) 981-3628
States of Oregon, Washington, Alaska and in the state of California, the counties of Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Ladera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benedito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislau, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolunme, Yolo,and Yuma.
Brazilian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
3009 Whitehaven Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Phone: (202) 238-2828
Fax: (202) 238-2818
District of Columbia, states of Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia