Visa to enter Brazil

Do you need a visa?

Brazil adopts a policy of reciprocity regarding visas. This means that nationals of countries that require visas for Brazilian citizens will need a visa to travel to Brazil. Conversely, nationals of countries that do not require visas for Brazilian citizens will normally not need a visa to enter Brazil. Some exceptions to the principle of reciprocity can occur, for reasons of force majeure or national security.

See the attached list to find out if you need a visa to travel to Brazil.

Where can I apply for a visa?

Itamaraty (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) is the Brazilian government body responsible for granting visas, through Brazilian Embassies, General Consulates, Consulates and Vice Consulates abroad. Please note that Brazilian visas are never granted in Brazilian territory; therefore, you will not be able to obtain your visa in airports, ports of entry, or any other point of the Brazilian border.

For more information in both Portuguese and English, go to: http://www.portalconsular.itamaraty.gov.br/vistos-para-viajar-ao-brasil