Visa Application Instructions for Brazil
CONSULATE GENERAL OF BRAZIL
80 SW 8TH STREET – 26TH FLOOR
MIAMI, FL 33130-3004
• • • IMPORTANT NOTICE • • •
The Consulate General of Brazil in Miami will continue to receive correspondence sent by US Postal Service, as well as all courier services. However, the Consulate will ONLY return documents via US POSTAL SERVICE such as: First Class, Certified, Priority or Express Mail. Therefore, you MUST enclose a self-addressed and pre-stamped envelope for the return of the documents. Documents WILL NOT be returned via any courier services such as: DHL, FEDEX, UPS, AIRBORNE and others.
Important: Effective January 2nd, 2005, This office will only accept US POSTAL Money Order (available at any US Postal Office) as type of payment for visas.
Jurisdiction of The Consulate-General of Brazil in Miami:
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands; Bahamas.
First entry requirement
You must enter Brazil within 90 days from the date your visa was issued; otherwise that visa will no longer be valid. After entering the country, you may stay up to 90 days from the date of entry, unless otherwise stated in the visa.
International Vaccination Certificate
Upon entry in Brazil applicants who have visited any of the countries listed below within the previous 90 days, are required to present a valid International Yellow Fever vaccination certificate:
Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Venezuela, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guine, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan.
Yellow fever vaccination is recommended if applicant intends to visit one of the following regions in Brazil:
Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Federal District, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, Tocantins.
Visas by Mail
* When applying by mail, applicant must reside within the consulate's jurisdiction.
* Please allow 7 (seven) business days for processing of visa application and return of passport, not including transit time. This processing time applies from the moment application is received at the consulate.
* The Consulate General of Brazil will receive correspondence sent by the U.S. Postal Service as well as all courier services (address the envelope to the attention of the VISA SECTION). However, the Consulate will only return documents via the U.S. Postal Service, such as Priority or Express Mail. Applicants must therefore enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of their documents. The consulate will not return any documents via courier services such as DHL, FEDEX, UPS, AIRBORNE or others. * The Consulate recommends that applicants use mail/courier services that provide a tracking number.
* Incomplete or incorrect applications will be returned to sender within 5 business days.
* The Consulate is not responsible for delayed, lost or stolen mail.
* An additional handling fee of U$10.00 is charged to applicants applying by mail or by a third party.
1- Original passport (valid for at least 6 (six) months prior to its expiration date). The passport must have at least 2 (two) blank visa pages.
2- One recent individual passport photo, full- frontal, white background.
3- One visa application form ( MS Word97 or PDF ), duly filled-out and signed. (Signature must be original and in “BLUE” ink, no faxed forms).
4- Photocopy of round-trip airline ticket, print-out of itinerary or letter from travel agent/airline, confirming purchase of round-trip ticket, including dates of departure and return from Brazil. ( For airline employees, photocopy of airline ID card)
5- For children between the ages of 3 months to 6 years, certificate of vaccination against polio, stating type and dosage.
6- For applicants under 18 years of age, when traveling without both parents or legal guardian(s), a notarized letter of consent signed by parents or legal guardian(s) authorizing the Consulate General of Brazil to issue a visa for the minor applicant (proof required: birth certificate).
7- For US citizen, a processing fee of US$ 100.00 in US POSTAL Money Order (ONLY) available at any Post Office will be charged in reciprocity to identical fee paid by Brazilian citizens who applied for a VISA for the United State of America.
8- In addition to the processing fee above a handling fee US$ 10.00 per visa in US POSTAL Money Order (ONLY) applies for applicants submitting by mail or by any individual othert than the applicant.
III. Tourist Visa Fees:
* United States citizens will be charged a non-refundable processing fee of US$ 100.00 per visa, in reciprocity to an identical fee paid by Brazilian citizens who apply for a Visa to the United States;
Payments accepted only in US Postal money order.
Please check with the consulate for other specific requirements.
** A handling fee of US$ 10.00 (US Postal money order ONLY) will be charged for applicants who do not apply in person, i.e., by mail, through courier, agent or third party.