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Visas  August 16, 2021 – 06:32 pm

When traveling to Brazil Canadians need a visa. The type of visa depends on the nature of the visit. Citizens of other nationalities may or may not need a visa also depending on the purpose of their visiit.

Plan your visa application in advance, as it takes the Consulate at least 10 business days to issue a visa. Longer waits may apply, especially in high season. There are no rush or emergency fees.

The Consulate does not recommend or endorse any visa agency. The Consulate is not responsible for the services of visa agencies and does not offer them any privilege or expedited service.

A third party can not apply for urgent visas.

The Consulate will accept applications by mail only for Canadian passports holders. People with other passports must submit their applications in person. Applications through third parties will not be accepted.

Visas for Brazil can easily be obtained by filling out an application online, and by bringing in person or by mailing the documentation to the Consulate, without the need to employ a third party.

If you are Brazilian, you must enter and leave Brazil bearing your Brazilian passport, even in the case of dual-citizenship. Brazilian descendents born abroad should be registered as Brazilian citizens at the Brazilian Consulate.

All aplicants under 18 years of age must provide a notarized letter of consent signed by both parents or legal guardian authorizing the Consulate to issue a visa as well as a copy of the minor's LONG FORM birth certificate. The printed receipt page of the online application form must also be signed by both parents.


Please be advised that original passports (no photocopies) must be submitted with the application when you apply for a visa.

The visa fee must be paid in Canadian dollars, by debit card (Interac) OR Money Order or Certified Check made out to the Consulate General of Brazil. Please bring the money order to the Consulate along with your other documents.

Cash, personal cheque or credit cards are not accepted. Fees related to the same application or to the same family or group can be combined in a single Money Order or Certified Check.

Visa applications are received at the Consular Section every working day from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m., on a first-come, first-served basis. The consular agent will inform you when your passport will be returned, and give you a receipt with a pick up date on it. You MUST bring this receipt with you to pick up your visa.

Therefore, to pick up the visa it is mandatory that the receipt slip be presented. A third party, with a valid photo ID, may collect the VISA as long as either the original receipt slip or a notarized letter from the applicant is presented.

All visa applications are made online only: paper applications no longer exist. One visa request, per applicant, properly filled out online is mandatory. Please note this is a secure Brazilian Government website. After filling out online the visa request, a protocol number will be generated. Please print out this protocol number. Submit this printed protocol and sign it. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in order to open and print this protocol. Bring the protocol to the Consulate together with the proper documentation.

NOTE: When filling out the online application form, please follow the instructions carefully and complete all fields correctly. Make sure to include all details (e.g. current address, e-mail and contact information in Brazil), as only complete applications will be processed.

Incomplete applications will not be processed and will be returned to the sender.

A visa shall be denied to any foreign citizen who, when submitting his/her application, behaves in an aggressive or disrespectful way.

Depending on your travel needs, these are the different Types of Visa:

For tourist trips to Brazil – includes visit to relatives and or friends, unpaid participation in athletic or artistic events, competitions and unpaid participation in a scientific/academic seminar or conference sponsored by a research or academic institution.

  • Scientific, technological, research under an international technical cooperation program;
  • Professorial studies/research/teaching and/or scientific/technological activities at an university, research institution or similar organization;
  • Exchange student program;
  • Training in Brazil as an under 21-year old amateur athlete;
  • Technical learning in the operation and/or maintenance of machinery or equipment produced in Brazil;
  • Provision of voluntary services to a religious or social assistance entity.
  • For business trips to Brazil - business contacts including participation in a trade / industrial show a temporary visa II will be required.
    Attention: this does not apply in case of technical support or provision of services in Brazil. In this case a Temporary Visa V is required.


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