VISA GENERAL INFORMATION
(please read carefully before selecting and applying for a visa)
- Visa regulations and procedures vary in accordance with the passport you hold and the aim of your trip. Please, click here to verify if you benefit from a Visa exemption to enter into Brazil in accordance with those criteria.
- Holders of U.S. passports need a visa to enter into Brazil.
- Visa applications will be received from Monday to Friday between 10 am and 12 noon only (no appointments are necessary).
- The Consulate does not accept applications via mail. All applications must be presented at the Consulate.
- Filling out the application online does not exempt you from presenting your application at the Consulate.
- If you may not come in person to the Consulate General of Brazil in Miami, visa applications, except for permanent visas (VIPER), may be sent by a third party (friends, family members, employees or agencies).
- Visa processing time is of up to 10 business days when applied in person or through a third party (friends, family members or employees), except agencies, and up to 21 business days when applied through an agency.
- If approved, the visa will be ready for pickup from Monday to Friday between 2 and 3pm.
- Agencies must upload all the requirements for each type of visa (photo, signature, letter of intention, affidavit of support, letter of invitation etc.) of their clients. Applications received after November 10th,2014, without the uploaded documents will not be processed. However, the documents must still be presented along with the applications.
- You may also leave a prepaid self-addressed Express Mail envelope from the US Postal Service for the return of the original passport and visa.
- Please note that the Consulate DOES NOT EXPEDITE OR ISSUE SAME DAY VISAS, unless in case of a documented medical emergency or by official instructions from the Brazilian Government. Please, do not insist.
- Yellow fever vaccines are not required but yet recommended when travelers intend to visit the following States in Brazil: Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Distrito Federal, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pará, Rondônia and Tocantins.