Brazil Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
British Yes No Yes
Australian Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes
Other EU Yes No Yes


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.


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.

Types and Cost

Tourist visa: cost varies according to nationality and is in some cases based on reciprocity. A tourist visa costs £108 for nationals of Australia, £72 for nationals of Canada and £144 for nationals of the USA.

Business and transit visas: cost varies according to nationality; contact the consulate for details.


Up to 90 days.


Visas are not required by travellers connecting to another flight who stay within the international transit area and do not pass border control.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at the embassy) by appointment only. You cannot obtain visas at the airport or port of entry.

Working days

Allow at least three working days for visa processing.

Extension of stay

If you wish to extend your stay, you must apply to the federal police. You may be granted an extension of up to 90 days, depending on your nationality.

Entry with children

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.

Entry with pets

If bringing a pet to Brazil, you must bring an international health certificate issued by a vet in your home country, a completed application form from the Ministry of Agriculture and a rabies vaccination certificate.

Embassies and tourist offices

Brazilian Consulate General in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7659 1550.

Brazilian Consulate General in the USA

Telephone: (202) 461 3000.

Brazilian Embassy in the USA

Telephone: (202) 238 2805 (consular section).