Brazil Visas – What You Need to Know

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Did you know that US citizens visiting Brazil no longer need a visa? It’s every traveler’s greatest wish: visa-free travel! Whether you’re heading down for Carnaval in Rio, touring the natural wonder of the Iguazu Falls, heading up the Amazon or just chilling on the beach in Copacabana, you’ll no longer need a visa to Brazil. Just grab your passport and head to Brazil!

Updates on the Brazil Visa

As of June 17, 2019, U.S. citizens do not need a visa if they are traveling to Brazil for tourism, business, transit, artistic or sport activities, with no intention of establishing residence. The Brazilian government has announced that visa-free entry is now available to citizens of the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan. Residents from those four countries with a valid passport will be permitted to stay in Brazil for 90 days from their date of first entry per day, with the possibility of extending their stay without exceeding 180 days. Amazing news for travelers to Brazil!

PASSPORT VALIDITY: Must be valid on the date of entry
BLANK PASSPORT PAGES: One page required for entry stamp
TOURIST VISA REQUIRED: No, beginning June 17, 2019.
VACCINATIONS: None required, but see Health section
CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR ENTRY: More than 10,000 BR must be declared to Customs
CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR EXIT: More than 10,000 BR must be declared to Customs

Brazil Embassy and Consulates

The Consulates of Brazil in the US are located across the country. Since the visa to Brazil is no longer required, all you need is your valid passport. But if you’re looking for the embassy and consulates, there are many in the US. Brazil has one embassy in Washington, DC and nine other consulates across the country.

The consular jurisdictions are:

  • Atlanta Consulate: Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee
  • Boston Consulate: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont
  • Chicago Consulate: Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, 
  • Hartford, CT Consulate: Connecticut, Rhode Island
  • Houston Consulate: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
  • Los Angeles Consulate: Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, US Pacific Islands and Southern California (Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties; zip codes starting with 90, 91, 92, 93)
  • Miami Consulate: Florida, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands
  • New York Consulate: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Bermuda
  • San Francisco Consulate: Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Northern and Central California (all counties except those listed for Los Angeles; zip codes starting with 94 or 95)
  • Washington, DC Embassy: Washington, DC, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia

How Long are Brazil Visas Valid?

Visas for US citizens are typically issued valid for 10 years with multiple entries.  You can stay in Brazil for up to 90 days at a time, for a maximum of 180 days per year.

Your visa will be valid starting on the day it is issued, and you can enter Brazil anytime within the next ten years!

When to Apply for Your Passport

Our best advice is to apply early!  Routine passport processing takes 6-8 weeks. If you want to visit Brazil soon, you should expedite your passport. Our expedited passport service guide can show you the best way to get your passport fast.

Experience Carnaval in Brazil

What Happens if Your Passport Expires?

Since you no longer need a visa to travel to Brazil, it’s possible that you’ll need to renew your passport. Passport renewal options are fast and easy. You can renew at your local FedEx Office or at the post office. Make sure you have at least 6 months of validity.

Brazil Visa Application Tips

See the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio.Since you no longer need a Brazilian visa, there are no needs for Brazil visa application tips. Just grab your passport and plane ticket and head to Brazil today!


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