Americans will have to pay R$800 from October to get a Brazil visa

Traveling to Brazil will be a little more expensive for visitors from certain countries, such as US citizens.

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With the repeal of the decree of the Jair Bolsonaro government which created the visa exemption for American, Australian, Canadian and Japanese tourists, the Lula government has updated the billing table for electronic visas for these nationalities.

Since October 1, citizens of these countries who wish to visit Brazil for tourism and business expeditiously must access the Itamaraty page to initiate the process of issuing visit visas, called VIVIS.

In the case of the United States, for example, after filling out a form, it is necessary to send the American passport by courier to the Brazilian Embassy in Washington or to some Brazilian consulates, or to call on one of the visa agencies accredited by the Brazilian government, which are in this list at the area responsible for the Embassy around the U.S. Capitol (other locations should consult individual consulate listings, which are still being updated).

It is necessary to pay a fee of US$160, currently around R$800, for the visa to be processed within 15 to 30 working days after the document arrives at the embassy or consulate, depending on the place.

In addition to the passport and the completed form, a series of documents must be sent together, see:

  • 2×2 passport-style photo;
  • Proof of residence in the area of ​​jurisdiction of the embassy or consulate;
  • Letter (letter) speaking of the intention to travel to Brazil;
  • Financial proof, such as a credit card statement or bank account statement, to demonstrate the ability to remain in the country during the visit;
  • Reservation with the airline indicating the return flight;
  • Hotel reservation or invitation letter from a Brazilian.

After returning the passport and with the VIVIS visa affixed to the document, the American tourist can stay up to 90 days in Brazil. The Itamaraty has not yet informed of the validity period of VIVIS for Americans.

If a minor is traveling, it is also necessary to have the original birth certificate and a copy, an additional authorization signed by both parents and notarized or in person at the consulate. In the case of custody of only one of the parents, the court decision granting sole custody must be presented, and in the event of the death of one of the parents, it is necessary to send proof of death.

For other countries that have now left the exemption list, there is also a similar procedure, but the values ​​are different, check:

  • Algeria – $85 (R$425)
  • Angola – $180 (R$900)
  • Australia – $120 (R$600)
  • China – $115 (R$575)
  • Other countries – $80 (R$400)

And for visitors from Afghanistan, North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Palestine, Pakistan, Central African Republic, Senegal, Syria, Sudan and South Sudan, it is necessary to present a birth certificate in Portuguese or sworn. English, proof of work, flight reservation, hotel reservation and bank statement for the last three months.

In particular, visitors from North Korea, Nigeria, Central African Republic and Senegal must have direct authorization from Itamaraty before starting the visa process.

Megan Schneider

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