E-Visa for Tourist Visa to Brazil is a multiple entry travel document implemented by the Brazilian government to simplify the visa application process and promote tourism. The e-Visa will be requested for US Citizens, Canadians and Australians as of April 10, 2024.
It came into force on November 21, 2017, with Law 13.445/2017 as an electronic Visa Visit Program and will be relaunched in January 2024 after an exemption period.
In 2024, travelers can choose to apply for E-Visa 100% online, eliminating the need for in-person visits to the Brazilian Embassy and reducing bureaucracy.
You can use the E-Visa to attend the following activities that will last less than 90 days such as: Business, Tourism, Journalism, Sports activities, Artistic activities, Seminars and conferences, Cultural and Scientific programs, Research activities, voluntary activities, to visit family members or for short term medical treatment. All applicants should apply for their own EVisa, even minors.
All travelers need a passport valid for at least one month from the date of application. If your passport has been validated for less than a month, you will need to renew it or require a new one before applying for your e-Visa. You should also have at least a blank page.
The Brazilian tourist e-Visa is valid for 2 years or until your passport expires, whatever happens first. If you change your passport you will need to apply for a new EVisa.
This temporary visa is only for the purpose of a short stay. This means that you cannot reside or work in Brazil with an E-Visa. In this case you must verify other categories such as employment status, digital nomad visas or for permanent residence requests based on treaties or family reunion.
E-Visas for Brazil can be requested by Australia, Canada, the United States.
Documents for application
To obtain an E-Visa Tourist Visa for Brazil, the following documents are normally necessary for the visa requirements:
• Valid passport: Your passport must be valid at least one month from the application date and two blank pages to be viewed. You will need to provide a clear, digitized copy of your passport identification page.
• Passport photo: A recent, color and non-sized photograph of the visa applicant's passport is required.
Credit card: for visa payment. Amount $81
The visa request will be done online with the Brazilian government, that can request additional documents before issuance such as:
• Travel Itinerary: A confirmation of travel plans may be requested to demonstrate the purpose and duration of your stay.
• Proof of sufficient resources: Evidence of sufficient finances to support yourself during your stay in Brazil. This may include bank statements, credit card statements or any other document that confirms your financial stability.
• Additional Supporting Documents: Depending on your specific circumstances and the purpose of your visit, it may be necessary to provide additional supporting documents. For example, if you are visiting family or friends in Brazil, you may need an invitation letter from your host.
• If your birth certificate does not correspond to your passport, you must provide a driver’s license, and ID card or marriage certificate as proof of identity.
For minors traveling to Brazil, some additional visa requirements need to be provided:
• Copy of parent’s passport.
• Authorization letter: Includes a letter of authorization issued by one or both countries/legal guardians.
• Birth certificate of the minor
The case will be reviewed in 24-48 hours. If the government requests additional documents, it can take up to a week for the case to be reviewed.
Ingrid Baracchini, senior and founding partner of Advogadas de Imigracao in Brazil, a boutique and leading immigration law firm in Brazil. Ingrid obtained her law degree in 2002 at Universidade Paulista in Sao Paulo and is admitted to Brazil Bar Association since 2003. Ingrid has 20 years of expertise in family, civil and criminal immigration law to Brazil and Portugal and is currently President of the Immigration Committee of the 12 subsection of the Brazilian Bar Association since 2022.