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Do you need a visa to travel to Brazil?

Foreign nationals from over 80 countries — including citizens from EU countries, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, South Africa and Japan — can travel to Brazil without a visa for up to 90 days per entry.

Find out whether you require a Visitor Visa (VIVIS) or not on this site.

Give yourself plenty of time to apply in case there are any delays. The documents required for a visa include a valid passport, a biometric passport photo, a copy of your return travel ticket, and proof of sufficient funds for your trip.

As of , passport holders from Australia, Canada and the United States must apply for an eVisa to enter Brazil for tourism or business on the Brazilian Government's eVisa website.

Requirements for visa-free entry to Brazil

Documents required to enter Brazil include:

Requirements for visa application for citizens from non visa-free countries

If you're not from a visa-exempt country, you'll need to apply for a Visitor Visa (VIVIS) through Brazil's consular website. On this website you can find a Brazilian consulate in your country.

General rules

Required documents

  1. Passports presented must be original, valid for at least 6 (six) months prior to expiration date. The passport must have at least 2 (two) blank visa pages.
  2. One recent 3.5 cm × 4.5 cm (pasfoto) photograph, front view.
  3. One visa application form per person.
  4. Round trip air ticket or e-ticket stating complete itinerary with passenger's name.
  5. Itinerary must be certified by airline or travel agent's letterhead paper or by travel agency/airline stamp. Itinerary must also show dates and cities in Brazil of entry and departure.
  6. Proof of accommodation in Brazil.
  7. Proof of financial means or sufficient funds for self-maintenance for the duration of stay in Brazil, i.e. bank statement referring to the last 3 months, or latest payslips. The applicant should have approximately € 700.00 per month available to cover expenses.
  8. Letter from the organizers stating intended length of stay and that there is no payment to the applicants by a Brazilian source.

Visa Support Letter

To apply for a visa, you should first receive a visa support letter from our host organisation, the University of São Paulo.

The application form is available on your Participant Personal Page.

Visa Support contact:

Should you have any questions or inquiries with regard to receiving your Visa Support Letter please contact: