Brazil Visa and Passport Requirements
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To enter Brazil, a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.
Brazilian nationals with dual nationality must enter and leave the country on their Brazilian passport.
All travellers must be in possession of onward or return tickets and sufficient funds to cover their stay.
Visas for Brazil are not required by all nationals of EU countries for stays of up to 90 days.
Visas are required by nationals of Australia, Canada and the USA.
Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Brazil.
Tourist visa: cost varies according to nationality and is in some cases based on reciprocity. A tourist visa costs £28 for nationals of Australia, £52 for nationals of Canada and £128 for nationals of the USA.
Business and transit visas: cost varies according to nationality; contact the consulate for details.
Visas are not required by travellers connecting to another flight who stay within the international transit area and do not pass border control.
Consulate (or consular section at the embassy) by appointment only. You cannot obtain visas at the airport or port of entry.
Allow at least seven working days for visa processing if applying in person and eight to 15 days if applying through a visa company.
If you require a visa, you need to provide proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay in the form of recent bank or credit card statements or payslips. You are generally expected to have at least US$150 for each day of your trip.
You can extend your visit for a further 90 days, provided you make the application at least two weeks before the original period granted expires. You need to apply in Brazil to the federal police. The only eligible EU countries for the 90-day extension however are Croatia, Ireland, Latvia, Greece, Poland, Portugal and the UK. All other EU nationals may only stay for 90 days within a 180-day period.
All children under 18 years of age, when not accompanied by both parents, must have a valid passport (passport must be valid for at least six months) and, if children are travelling alone or accompanied by a third party, both father and mother must give their children written travel authorisation so they can enter, leave and travel within Brazil.
Children between the ages of three months and six years must have proof of vaccination against polio.