Prepare Your Application
IMPORTANT NOTICE:VFS is the only Official Channel approved by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to complete your E-Visa application. Beware of Fraudulent travel agencies offering an express visa or claiming to expedite your E-Visa application. The Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the only authorized party to approve or deny your Visa and, do NOT offer an express visa service.
The eVisa is an electronic type of visa that can be requested by Australian, Japanese , Canadian and US citizens.
You can apply for the eVisa if you fit in the conditions mentioned below:
- You intend to go to Brazil as a Visitor (See the sub categories below).
- Your stay in Brazil will not exceed 90 days.
- You hold an Australian/Japanese/Canadian/US passport.
- Applicants can apply for Brazil Visitor’s visa for below mentioned categories / sub categories.
Business visitor is a person who will attend to meetings, trade fairs and business events, prospect commercial opportunities, sign contracts, audit or consult. The exercise of paid activity in Brazil is forbidden and the stay cannot exceed 90 days.
Tourism visitor is a person who wishes to carry out activities of a tourist, informative or recreational nature, as well as visiting family members.
Transit visitor is a person who, in order to reach the country of destination, must enter in Brazilian national territory. It is not necessary to grant a visa to a person on a continuous voyage, who has to make stopovers or connections in Brazil, provided that: i) he / she stays in the international transit area of the Brazilian port or airport, without the need to pass Brazilian immigration control, and ii) is the holder of a single air ticket, even if issued by two or more airlines that have a cooperation agreement between them.
Journalism visitor is a person who acts as a journalist and who stay does not exceed 90 days.
This type of visitor is a person who has the purpose of carrying out sports activities for a short stay, with no intention of establishing residence, intending to perform sports activities and participate in sports competitions, even if he/she will receive prizes, including cash.
This type of visitor is a person who comes to Brazil for a short stay, without intention to establish residence, for the purpose of performing artistic activities and for participation in artistic competitions, even if he/she will receive prizes, including cash.
Seminars or Conferences:
This type of visitor is a person who wishes to come to Brazil to participate in conferences, seminars, congresses or meetings, characterized as specific events. These visitors do not receive remuneration in Brazil for their activities. The visa can be granted even if a person obtains reimbursement of the expenses of stay, transport and food, directly or by means of daily.
This type of visitor is a person who wishes to carry out cultural activities.
This type of visitor is a person who wishes to carry out scientific research and scientific cooperation activities, provided that the stay does not exceed 90 days.
This type of visitor is a person who wishes to carry out academic extension activities, provided that the stay does not exceed 90 days.
This type of visitor is a person who wishes to carry out teaching and learning activities, in addition to supervised internships, provided that the stay does not exceed 90 days.
This type of visitor is a person who will act as an aircraft or vessel crew member, except for cases when the visitor presents an international seafarer card issued under the terms of the Convention of the International Organization of Labour - ILO.
This type of visitor is a person who wishes to act as a volunteer, provided their stay does not exceed 90 days
Fiancé(e) or spouse of a Brazilian citizen:
This type of visitor is a person who comes to visit their Brazilian spouse or family.
Short Term Medical Treatment:
This type of visitor is a person who is granted short medical or therapeutic treatment, provided that the stay does not exceed 90 days and that he has sufficient means of subsistence to pay for his treatment and maintenance during the period in which the treatment is carried out, by own resource, health insurance valid in the national territory or certificate of provision of health service provided in an international agreement.
The fee payment is the last step of your application after submitting the other mandatory documents.
The eVisa fees to be paid for Visitor Visa would be (inclusive of all charges) as follows:
Visa fee: USD 40
Service fee: USD 4.24
After you pay the eVisa fee, you will receive an e-mail with payment confirmation details along with a reference number and copy of your visa application form.
You can only pay the fees using a MasterCard, Visa and Union Pay credit/debit card. It is not necessary for the card to be under your name. Make sure that your card is “3D Secure Card” and is enabled to make international transactions.
The eVisa fee can be paid only in US Dollars. Nevertheless, if you do not have a USD account, an equivalent amount in your local currency will be deducted from your account.
Let the Support Desk know if you face any suspended or unsuccessful transactions during the application procedure. Please do not create a new application or make a new payment unless if you have been advised to do so. The Ministry will not be responsible for additional payments and no refund will be granted in case of unfinished transactions.
If you are applying for the e-Visa, you have to upload the following documents:
- Photo (Refer Specifications)
- Passport bio page
- Address page (non-mandatory)
If you are a minor (below 18 years of age), you may be required to provide documents from one or both of your parents or legal guardian such as:
- Passport bio page
- Justification Letter (if you choose Parent 1 or Parent 2 or Legal Guardian). You can access the justification letter by clicking here.
During the application, you may also be required to provide additional documents like birth certificate for minors (please note: Canadian nationals are requested to provide the LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE for minor applicants. The names of both the parents should be visible on the certificate) these documents should be uploaded through the online portal. In case you need to provide additional documents you need to do it within 30 days from application submission date.
- A passport-size photo has to be as per ICAO Standard photograph:
- The examples of photographs in the pattern required can be viewed here.
- For help on resizing your photograph, Kindly click here
Your visa application photo must meet certain criteria regarding size and content. Submitting photos that do not meet these criteria can delay the visa application process. If your photo does not meet the requirements, you will you will have to provide new photographs before your application can be processed.
Your head height, measured from the top of your head, including the hair, to the bottom of your chin, must be 70% of the photo's total height.
The minimum dimensions for your photo are 413 pixels x 531 pixels (height x width).
2 X 2” - (above) 600 X 600 PIXELS (300 DPI) 3.5 X 4.5 CM – (above) 413 X 531 PIXELS 300 DPI
7 Steps to Successful Photo:
Head orientation is important when taking your visa photo. Frame yourself within the photo so that your full face shows. Face directly toward the camera and make sure your eyes are open. Headgear or hats are not acceptable, except when used for religious reasons. They cannot, however, prevent a perfect view of the face of the applicant.
Fill the Frame:
Your photo must show your entire head , from the top of your hair to the bottom of your chin. In a good photo, the height of your head will measure fill upto 70% of the photo
The applicant's face and shoulders must be centralized on the camera and he or she must be looking into the camera.
Show Your Eyes: Make sure your eyes are open. If you are wearing specs, ensure that flash is not coming on the Eyeballs. If you have long hairs, it should not cover your eyes.
The area behind you in the photo should be uncluttered and either white or off-white. Sit in front of a plain white or off-white background for best results. There should be no obstacles or furniture behind.
Sit so that your face is fully-lit and there are no distracting shadows across your face or in the background.
Relax and Look Natural:
Be sure to have a natural expression on your face when you take your photo, like those shown below:
The processing time of the eVisa is usually of five business days. If your application has exceeded five business days, please contact us.
Online Application Form
After you have registered, uploaded the documents, selected the type of application and provided the general data, you have to fill out the application form.
If you are a minor, you have to attach a justification letter containing information of your parents or legal guardians. You can access the justification letter by clicking here.
If you are unable to download these documents successfully, please contact us.
Please click here to fill the online application form.