Brazil adopts a visa granting policy based on the principle of reciprocity. This means that nationals of countries that require visas from Brazilian citizens to enter their territories will also need a visa to travel to Brazil.
Some countries are exempt from visiting visas, as is the case with MERCOSUR and neighboring countries. Furthermore, other countries have agreements with Brazil. Therefore, you must research the type of visa that best fits your needs.
Click the link below to find if you need a visa to enter Brasil (updated on Oct 30, 2023):
Entry Visas to Brazil
Note #1: in the pdf document,
PADIP = Diplomatic Visa (if you bear a diplomatic passport)
PASOF = Service Visa (if you bear a service passport)
VIVIS = Visit Visa (for common passports)
Also, the most important numbers in each column are:
1 = You need to apply for a visa)
2 = You do have a visa exemption for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days
3 = You do have a visa exemption for a period not exceeding sixty (60) days
4 = You do have a visa exemption for a period not exceeding ninety (90) days.
Note #2: will keep the information updated
If you need a visa check the detail with the nearest Brazilian Consulate close to your address. The information below may also be useful as your first reading.
To apply for a visa, foreign citizens must present a duly completed Visa Application Form, valid travel document, proof of payment of consular fees, International Certificate of Immunization( when necessary ) and other specific documents for the type of visa.
Fees vary, according to nationality, due to the reciprocity principle.
Observation: The yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for those who traveled in the ninety (90) days prior to their trip to Brazil to: Angola, Bolivia, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, French Guiana, Gabon, Ghana, Gambia, Republic of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Peru, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Venezuela.
To apply for a visa to enter Brazil over the internet, you must access the official website of the Brazilian Government and follow the step-by-step instructions on the website:
A direct link to the application form instructions can be found here: