VISAS IN FOREIGN PASSPORTS
To enter Brazil foreigners must have a travel document that is recognised by the Brazilian government and also an entry visa. Visa must be applied for abroad, directly with the Brazilian consulate.
An entry visa is individual. If morethan one person is mentioned on the same travel document, then the consulate must grant a visa to both the document holder as well as to each of the dependents included on the same document. There is no provision in Brazilian legislation for a collective visa.
To request an entry visa a foreigner must complete the Visa Request Form in Portuguese, Spanish, French or English.
This authorization is granted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via Brazilian consulates abroad, to foreigners who intend visiting Brazil. Visas for business trips are valid for 90 days.
COUNTRIES FOR WHICH A VISA TO VISIT BRAZIL IS NOT NECESSARY
For stays of up to 90 days citizens of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguaymay enter Brazil carrying merely an identity document (original, which has a photo and is valid).
For visits up to 90 days, citizens holding passports from the following countries are dispensed with the need for a visa: South Africa, the Bahamas, Barbados, South Korea, Costa Rica, Croatia, Ecuador, the Philippines, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Malaysia, Morocco, Namibia, Norway, New Zealand, Panama, Switzerland, Surinam, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Venezuela and European Union countries.
The documents necessary for requesting a Brazilian visa are:
NB: These are the documents that all consulates require, however it is essential that the visa request is made well beforehand because other documents may be demanded,depending on each consulate.