Rumors have been flying around for a few weeks, but it is now official. US citizens are no longer required to have Visas to enter Brazil! See all that work below? Disregard all of it, you're all set!
The Brazilian Visa application process is now significantly easier, thanks to the new online system!
BRAZILIAN VISA APPLICATION
What you need to know:
A Brazilian Visa must be applied for well in-advance of your trip. We highly recommend starting the process as soon as you purchase your airline tickets.
Your US Passport must have at least 6 months (after your trip to Brazil) left before its expiration date.
You must have at least two consecutive blank pages in your passport for the Visa.
We now have TWO options for applying for your Brazilian Visa. One is very easy, and one is not.
1) Apply online with VFS Global (http://www.vfsglobal.com/brazil-evisa/). This process is very straightforward and is designed with US Nationals in mind. If prepared, you can complete this application in less than 10 minutes. We'll show you how. This will cost you less than $50, and you will have a confirmation in hand within 48 hours. Easy. This visa is usually valid for 2-3 years.
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2) If for some reason you do not qualify for VFS Global, then you will need to work directly with the Brazilian consulate. Since every consulate has different applications, we highly recommend going through Travisa (https://brazil.travisa.com/). They will be able to help you every step of the way. It isn't difficult, but this application is very thorough and time consuming. The Brazilian Consulate will need to hold your physical passport throughout the application process, so plan your travel accordingly. It will cost you $300 minimum and will take at least 6 weeks to complete. This visa is usually valid for 5-10 years. We have helped many of our guests through this process, so don't stress about it. Michael will provide you will all the information you will need for this application.