Additional information

Other types of visa

Visas are classified according to the purpose of the trip to Brasil, and not according to the type of passport presented.

Carefully read the information below to find out the most appropriate visa to your case and request in the "Apply for your visa" section the type of visa compatible with the purpose of your trip:

(Please note that foreigners without the appropriate visa will be denied entry in Brasil)

a) Diplomatic Visa: granted to foreign authorities and employees who have diplomatic status and travel to Brasil on an official mission, either on temporary or permanent basis, representing foreign Governments or International Organizations recognized by Brasil.

b) Official Visa: granted to foreign administrative staff traveling to Brasil on an official mission, either on temporary or permanent basis, representing foreign Governments or International Organizations recognized by the Brazilian government; or to any foreigners traveling to Brasil under official seal of their States.

c) Courtesy Visa: granted to personalities and foreign authorities in an unofficial trip to Brasil; spouse or partner, regardless of their gender, dependents and other family members who do not benefit from Diplomatic or Official Visa for family reunification; domestic workers of foreign Mission based in Brasil or of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; foreign artists and sportsmen traveling to Brasil for free and eminently cultural events.

d) Temporary Visa: granted to foreigners in the following situations:

1. Temporary Visa I: research, teaching or academic extension;
2. Temporary Visa II: health care visa;
3. Temporary Visa III: humanitarian visa;
4. Temporary Visa IV: as a student;
5. Temporary Visa V: paid work visa;
6. Temporary Visa VI: Working-Holiday Visa: for those who travel primarily for purposes of tourism, with the possibility of undertaking paid employment. Visa granted on the basis of bilateral agreements. There are currently agreements with New Zealand, France and Germany;
7. Temporary Visa VII: as a minister of a religious confession or as a member of an institute of consecrated life and of a congregation or religious order;
8. Temporary Visa VIII – voluntary work visa;
9. Temporary Visa IX – investor visa;
10. Temporary Visa X – visa for activities of economic, scientific, technological or cultural relevance;
11. Temporary Visa XI – family reunification visa;
12. Temporary Visa XII – artistic or sports activities visa;
13. Temporary Visa XIII – temporary visas due to international agreements;
14. Temporary Visa XIV - temporary visas due to the Brazilian immigration policy;
15. VICAM - Temporary Visa for foreign doctors (medical training).

Mercosur citizens

Nationals of countries which joined the Agreement on Residence for Nationals of Mercosur, namely, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, may apply, at a Consular Office, for a temporary residence visa (VITEM XIII). Those who already live in Brasil can go directly to the Ministry of Justice. After two years in Brasil, holders of a temporary residence visa can request residence for an indefinite period to the Federal Police..

Visa for minors

The visa application for citizens under 18 must be accompanied by travel written consent of both parents, legal guardians or competent judicial authority.

Marriage visa

The Brasilian government has identified a few cases of foreigners seeking illegal agencies in order to get married to Brazilian citizens, for purposes of obtaining a visa to stay in Brasil. In such cases, the visa will not be granted to the foreign citizen and the Brazilian citizen who took part in such scheme may be punished for fraudulent misrepresentation.

Invitation letter for foreigners

There is no single model for invitation letters, but some items are necessary, such as: complete name of the applicant, nationality, purpose of the trip and intended period of stay. The letter must be notarized in Brasil and the original document must be sent to the applicant, so that he or she may present it to the consular authority when applying for the visa

Where can I get more information?

Foreigners who want to apply for a visa to travel to Brazil should contact the Brazilian Representations abroad to obtain more information about the subject. CLICK HERE to access the full list of the Brazilian Consular Network or HERE for contact information of the Immigration Division (DIM), the area responsible for coordinating the issuance of Brazilian visas abroad

🔗 Lei nº 13.445, de 24 de maio de 2017 (Law n. 13.445/2017)

🔗 Decreto nº 9.199, de 20 de novembro de 2017 (Decree n. 9.199/2017)

🔗 Resoluções Normativas do Conselho Nacional de Imigração (Normative Resolutions from the National Council of Immigration)

🔗 Portaria MRE Nº 938 DE 21/11/2017 (Visto eletrônico/Electronic Visa)

🔗 Portaria MRE Nº 1001 DE 20/12/2017 (Visto de visita – sitações excepcionais/Visit Visa – exceptional situations)