Wondering whether you need a visa for Brazil? We've put together this guide to help you.

Do I need a tourist visa to travel to Brazil?

Foreign nationals from over 80 countries – including folks from EU countries, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, South Africa and Japan – can travel to Brazil without a visa for up to 90 days per entry. You’ll need an empty page in your passport as a border officer will stamp it on arrival. Make sure it’s stamped, or else you may be fined on departure.

Foreign nationals eligible for visa-free entry may also be able to extend their stay in Brazil. To do this, you’ll need to complete an online application form, book an appointment at a Brazilian Federal Police Office and attend your appointment with the required documents. Although you can do this yourself, you may wish to pay for an agent if you’re worried about language barriers or need advice.

If you’re not from a visa-exempt country, you’ll need to apply for a Visitor Visa (VIVIS) through Brazil’s consular website. Find out whether you require a VIVIS or not.

Give yourself plenty of time to apply in case there are any delays. The documents required for a VIVIS include a valid passport, a biometric passport photo, a copy of your return travel ticket, and proof of sufficient funds for your trip.

As of 10 January 2024, passport holders from Australia, Canada and the United States must apply for an e-visa to enter Brazil for tourism, transit or business on the Brazilian government's e-visa website. If you have a valid physical visa on your passport for the purpose of your visit, you do not need to apply for a new visa.

Entry requirements for Brazil

Documents required to enter Brazil include:

  • passport valid for at least six months after the date you arrive in Brazil – it's worth taking a clear photocopy of your passport photo page and visa/entry stamp as well

  • proof of sufficient funds for the duration of your trip

  • evidence of onward travel, e.g. flight ticket

  • evidence of your accommodation in Brazil, e.g. a hotel reservation

  • You may also need to fulfil COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Check the latest advice from your nearest Brazilian diplomatic mission.

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The page is for general information only and may be subject to change. It is your responsibility to obtain relevant visa and travel information required for entry, departure and travel to each country or region you visit on your trip. You should confirm these with the relevant embassies and/or consulates.

Last updated: 05/01/2024

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