IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE ITAMARATY - BRAZILIAN EMBASSY:
The Embassy of Brazil in Canberra is not affiliated with nor does it endorse any visa agencies and/or courier services. All such agencies receive identical treatment by the Embassy's Consular section.
Whether applying in person, by post, through a visa agency and/or courier service, visas will be processed in the order of arrival. The Embassy does not provide urgent or priority services, and as such no expediting fees are incurred by the Embassy.
Visa lodgements can be made in person, by mail, by visa agency/courier service or third party.
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Tourist visas are required for foreign nationals entering Brazil:
to visit family or friends;
to participate in sports competitions or art contests, provided that no income is derived directly from a Brazilian source (prize money excepted);
as scientists, professors or researchers to attend a conference, seminar or meeting in their area of specialization, provided that no income is received in Brazil (letter of invitation from the organization in Brazil should be presented);
as bearers of "Protocolo da Polícia Federal".
Please be aware that tourists are not allowed to engage in any kind of work in Brazil.
If you are a Brazilian national, you are required to enter and leave Brazil on your Brazilian passport.
The Tourist Visa is valid for up to 90 consecutive days, counting from the date you first enter Brazil.
The Embassy of Brazil in Canberra may, at any time, request further information or additional documents deemed necessary. If you decide to apply by Post, please be prepared to cover the costs of all mailing services required.
GENERAL VISA CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
Processing time and checking the status of your visa application
PROCESSING TIME - After all application requirements are met, the processing time is approximately:
Fifteen (15) working days.
The Embassy of Brazil does not provide express or priority services.
1. These estimated processing times do not include:
The time an application is held by a travel or visa agency;
The time the applicant takes to provide additional information/documents subsequently required by the Consulate;
The time in the mail.
2. Please write down the tracking numbers of the envelopes sent with your application (we advise using express post/express post platinum).
3. The embassy of Brazil in Canberra does not take responsibility for lost or delayed correspondence.
PLEASE NOTE: The processing time may increase for group visas and other special cases, and in times considered high season.
VISA STATUS - Applicants can check the status of their visa application here (Click “CHECK STATUS”). When your application status is listed as “Ready for Delivery,” your visa application has been processed.
Minimum Documentation Requirements
ATTENTION: INCOMPLETE FORM AND DOCUMENTATION WILL BE RETURNED.
A. Original Passport valid for a minimum of six months with at least two blank pages. The Embassy reserves the right not to endorse soiled or damaged passports.
B. One recent professional passport-size photograph, frontal, on white background (please follow specifications given in the internet form - see link below).
C. Visa Request Form: fill it out (we suggest using the browser Firefox), print the receipt, sign it and attach the photograph mentioned on item B (above) in the appropriate box. Photos over 6 months old will not be accepted.
With a view to improving processing time, all visa applications must contain electronic copies of photo, signature and other relevant documents. Please note that hard copies of the photo and documents must still be presented alongside the visa request for analysis.
Insert your name and contact number (NOME DO CONTATO/TELEFONE) to enable us to reach you if necessary.
D. Complete itinerary with passenger's name. The itinerary should mention when and where the passenger is entering and leaving Brazil, even if it is by bus or other form of transportation (if it is not stated in the itinerary, please send a signed letter stating when, where and how you intend to arrive to and depart from Brazil). Itinerary must be on airline or travel agent's letterhead paper, or identified with travel agency / airline stamp. Itinerary must also show dates and cities in Brazil of entry and departure (for airline employees only, ID card or introduction letter from employer can replace ticket or itinerary).
E. NB. Applicants under 18 years of age must ALWAYS present a notarised copy of the birth certificate. When traveling alone or with only one of the parents, they must also present a "Letter of Consent" signed by both parents/legal guardian(s), as well as a copy of their (the parents) photo ID/driver's license. All copies and the Letter of Consent must be certified by a Justice of the Peace or a Notary. N.B. If applicable, the parent/guardian should also present proof of sole custody/death certificate.
F. For Brazilian Nationals who have children born abroad that have not previously been Registered at a Brazilian Embassy or Consulate: 1) please sign this DECLARATION and send with the documents. Signatures must be recognized by notaries public or Justice of the Peace.
G. Proof of sufficient funds to support themselves in Brazil (a minimum of AUD $100 per day of stay applies). Evidence can be a current bank statement and/or credit card statement. Alternatively, if staying with a friend or relative, a letter of invitation, with as many details as possible about the place of stay and identity of individuals will also be accepted, provided the signature has been witnessed by a Brazilian Notary Office (Cartório).
H. A self-addressed, pre-paid, return envelope of suitable size so your passport can be posted back to you.
I. Visa fee: Australia Post Money Order or Bank Cheque (personal/company cheques are not accepted), made out to EMBASSY OF BRAZIL.
HOW TO PAY:
BY POST: Australian Post Money Order or Bank Cheque (personal/company cheques are not accepted), made out to EMBASSY OF BRAZIL.
NO Auspost (online service) delivered Money Order will be accepted.
IN PERSON: Money order as above or EFTPOS (debit or credit - VISA/MASTERCARD).
How to Apply:
A) Visa by post
Applicants should send all required documentation and payment of fee as stated above plus a self-addressed, pre-paid, registered envelope of suitable size to the Embassy of Brazil in Canberra (see address below). Updated information on post charges is available at Australia Post offices. DO NOT SEND CASH, either for fees or for postage. The Embassy of Brazil does not provide express or priority services.
B) Visa in Person
Applicants should bring to the Embassy of Brazil in Canberra (see address below) all required documentation and the payment of fee as stated above. Once ready, you may pick it up in person or you may include a self-addressed, pre-paid, registered envelope of suitable size. DO NOT BRING CASH, either for fees or for postage. The processing times for Visa applications lodged in person will be the same as stated above. The Embassy of Brazil does not provide expedited or priority services.
EMBASSY OF BRAZIL
c/o Consular Section
19 FORSTER CRESCENT - YARRALUMLA, ACT 2600