You should have a valid passport (preferably valid
for several months after July 2017) to enter the Brazilian border, and in some
specific cases you may need a Visa. As a rule, the Brazilian government uses
the reciprocity principle: if your country requires a Visa from Brazilian
visitors, you will need a Visa to visit Brazil. Visas are granted by the
Brazilian consulates abroad.
Visa is not required for citizens from Mercosur
countries (Argentina, Uruguay, etc.). Visitors from those countries need just a valid passport or
identity. Most European participants and visitors from several other countries
will not need a Visa to enter Brazil.
U.S.A. participants will need to obtain a Visa
before travelling to Brazil. The exceptional case of American citizens is due
to the reciprocity policy of the Brazilian government. The same applies to a
few other countries that demand a Visa from Brazilians. But they are not many.
Below we provide detailed information.
List of countries for which a
Visa is not required for stays of up to 90 days:
Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados,
Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Check Republic, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica,
Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Great
Britain/UK, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel,
Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco,
Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Netherlands/Holland, Norway, Panama, Paraguay,
Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Guyana, San Marino, Slovakia,
Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand,
Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Vatican and Venezuela.
List of countries for which an
entry Visa is required:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and
Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize,
Benin, Bosnia, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon,
Canada , Cape Verde, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cyprus,
Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor,
Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia,
Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Haiti, Hong Kong, India,
Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya,
Kiribati Islands, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia,
Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mariana
Islands, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldova,
Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North
Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua / New Guinea, Qatar, Romania, Russia,
Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Santa Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal,
Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, St.
Kitts and Principe, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga,
Turkmenistan Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda , Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United
States of America, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Samoa, Yemen,
Yugoslavia / Serbia and Montenegro, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Tourist visas applies to lecturers at conferences,
for visiting relatives and/or friends, unpaid participation in athletic or
artistic event or competition (in this case an invitation letter from the
sponsoring organization is Brazil is required), and unpaid participation in a
scientific/academic seminar or conference sponsored by a research or academic
institution (in this case an invitation letter from the sponsoring organization
in Brazil is required).
* Each traveler must complete her/his Visa
Application Form, including children under 18;
* Payment of a fee, which varies according to the
type of Visa and length of stay;
* Passport must be valid for at least six months from
the date of the Visa application;
* Recent 3x4cm or 5x7cm photo on white background;
* Children under 18, unaccompanied by parents or
guardians, must bear an authorization form signed by both parents.
If anyone has questions, he/she should refer to the
nearest Brazilian Consulate.
Information about Brazilian
Embassies and Consulates
For information about Brazilian major Embassies and
U.S. citizens can consult this special page of the