Brazil Entry Requirements

Brazil Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Turkey Yes no Yes
Other EU countries Yes no Yes
Switzerland Yes no Yes
Austria Yes no Yes
Germany Yes no Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must still be valid for at least 6 months upon entry.

Note on the passport

Immigration cards and stamps are distributed at the airport.

Visa information

A visa is generally required except for citizens of the following countries listed in the table above for tourist, visiting and business stays of up to 90 days within a six month period (unless otherwise stated): (a) EU countries ( Exception: stay of up to 90 days within a 12-month period: Ireland (Rep.), Croatia, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Czech Republic); (b) Switzerland and (c) Turkey (staying up to 90 days in any 12 month period). Note: Business travelers should inquire with the responsible consular representatives (see contact addresses) before starting their trip whether they need a visa for their trip.

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Fees of the Brazilian Embassy in Berlin for nationalities requiring a visa: Business, tourist and transit visa: €80 (all nationalities except American), €160 (American);

Visa types and costs

including visitor and tourist visas, temporary visas, transit visas.


Tourist, business visa: up to 90 days. A one-off extension for a further 90 days can be applied for locally at the Brazilian Federal Police (Policia Federal). The total stay must not exceed 180 days in any 12 month period. All visas allow multiple entries during the period of validity. Tourists are not allowed to work in Brazil.


Transit travelers who continue their flight on the next connection within 24 hours, do not stay overnight and do not leave the transit area do not need a transit visa. Even if transit is possible under the above conditions, nationals requiring a visa are recommended to apply for a transit visa before traveling in order to avoid possible difficulties. Attention: There is no transit visa exemption for transit(a) between São Paulo Vircopos Airport and Congonhas Airport and Guarulhas Airport,(b) between Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport and Santos Dumont Airport,(c) at Confis Airport in Belo Horizonte. In person or by post at the responsible consular representation (see contact addresses). In Frankfurt, only a personal application is currently possible. Applicants for business or work visas must appear in person at the consular post when applying and collecting the visa.

Application required

Tourist Visa: (a) Passport valid for at least 6 months upon entry and with at least 2 blank pages. (b) Upload the online application. (c) Proof of sufficient funds for the duration of the stay (salary slip and certificate of employment, confirmed credit limit or similar). (d) 1 biometric passport photo. (e) German applicants: copy of birth certificate, applicants of all other nationalities: certified birth certificate. (f) Copy of the round trip ticket or travel agent’s certificate of travel dates and payment for the trip/ticket has been made. (g) Fee (receipt of bank transfer; cash payment to Embassy account at least three days prior to visa application submission; when applying in person by ec card directly at the consulate). (h) If applicable, international yellow fever vaccination certificate or medical certificate (see Health). (i) Valid residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. (j) Austria: letter from employer, university or school. (k) police clearance certificate, if applicable (l) stamped return envelope. Minors: (m) Certified photocopy of birth certificate in English, German, French, Portuguese or Spanish or certified translation into one of these languages. Business visa additionally: (m) Company letter to the Brazilian consulate with information on the name and position of the employee, length of employment, reason and duration of visit, Specification of the activity to be carried out and the address of the company in Brazil and confirmation of full financial responsibility (when applying in Frankfurt: company letter in German and in English; assurance that no technical activity is to be carried out.). (m) A notarized original letter of invitation from the company in Brazil in Portuguese. (n) Reference letters from the bank if the business traveler is self-employed. (o) When applying in Munich: Original police clearance certificate certified by the Federal Central Register (not older than 3 months). (p) Registration certificate (not older than 90 days). Work/Technician Visa: A copy of the international birth certificate is required regardless of the intended length of stay. For a planned stay of up to 90 days, a copy of the letter of invitation is sufficient. It should have been certified by a notary.

Temporary Residence

Applications to the competent consular representation (see contact addresses).

Processing time

Varies depending on citizenship. Personal application: Usually about 3 – 7 days, maximum 90 days. By post: approx. 10 days. In Frankfurt: 2 weeks. In Berlin: 2 working days for work visas, 15 working days for all other visa types.

Proof of sufficient funds

Foreigners must have sufficient funds.

Legally Required Registration

All travelers must fill out an entry and exit card, which is usually available on board aircraft, ships or buses upon arrival. Persons entering the country with a temporary or permanent visa must report in person to the Federal Police at their place of residence within 90 days of arrival and apply for a Carteira de Identidade.

Documents required upon entry

(a) Return/Onward Ticket. (b) Sufficient Funds. (c) An international certificate of vaccination against yellow fever is required for travelers to the Brazilian states of Bahía, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

Extension of stay

The residence permit can be extended by a further 90 days before it expires with the Brazilian Federal Police. However, this does not apply to work/technical visas.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turkey: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Note: All minors with Brazilian nationality (including dual nationals) traveling alone or with one parent, or traveling with a third party, must have written travel authorization from their parents or absent parent. The declaration of consent must be submitted for certification either in front of a Brazilian consular officer at a Brazilian diplomatic mission or at a Brazilian notary’s office (Cartório). It is also recommended that non-Brazilian minors traveling alone carry a declaration of consent and the identification details of the legal guardians with them. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (including within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Entry with pets

Birds may not be brought to Brazil. For dogs and cats, an international health certificate from the country of origin is required, no more than 7 days old, stating that the animal has been free of contagious diseases in the 40 days prior to departure. The health certificate must have been authenticated by a Brazilian consulate. For animals older than 3 months, an additional vaccination certificate against rabies is required if the rabies vaccination is not already stated in the health certificate. Further information (eg whether a microchip is required) can be obtained from the responsible consular post.

Exit permit

The completed and stamped entry card must be presented again upon departure.

Brazil Entry Requirements