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Brazil Visa Types

If you want to visit Brazil, there are certain factors you need to consider in order to be in the country legally and comply with regulations.

In this article, we will introduce you to the types of Brazilian visas.

There are 10 types of Brazilian visas and they are divided according to the purpose of the visit. Among them, we can distinguish 3 main types:

  1. Tourist visa
  2. Temporary visa
  3. Permanent and official/diplomatic visas.

Below you can read an explanation of each Brazilian visa type. Checking out all the possibilities will be best for you.


E-Visa Express

Tourist Visa (VITUR)

Brazilian Tourist Visa, also known as Brazilian Tourist Visa (VIVIS), as the name suggests, can be used to enter Brazil for tourism purposes, as well as to visit family or friends, attend conferences scientific/cultural conferences and competitions (no money). prize). or payment). A tourist visa does not allow you to participate in paid events or activities in Brazil. As a short-term visa, it allows you to stay in Brazil for up to 90 days.

Temporary Visa I (VITEM-I)

This Brazilian visa is for people participating in technological, cultural or scientific activities (as scientists, researchers and professors). However, companies or legal entities in Brazil cannot pay for missions (salaries for services with presentation of receipts are an exception).

Additionally, this type of visa is for:

  1. Researchers, scientists and volunteers from international cooperation programs
  2. Unpaid interns (such as interns or PhD students doing an internship in Brazil).
  3. Technicians are trained on Brazilian machinery or equipment
  4. Student exchange
  5. Amateur athletes (under 21 years old participating in a training program)
  6. Providing services (in the social or religious field) not related to legal entities in Brazil.

Important! As is the case with tourist visas, this visa also does not allow you to participate in paid activities in Brazil. In addition, these Brazilian visas are long-term visas, so thanks to them you can stay in Brazil for more than 90 days. To get them, you must register with the local Brazilian Federal Police office and obtain a registration card (CRNM), as well as temporary residence.

Temporary Visa II (VITEM-II)

This Brazilian visa is for travelers who have career goals and:

  1. signed the contract
  2. travel to visit the company
  3. establish business relations
  4. or bookmark investments.

The exception is the provision of services in Brazil (in this case you need VITEM-V).

Additionally, it can be used during filming or media coverage, by crew members who do not have a crew card or in the case of adopting a Brazilian child.

Temporary Visa III (VITEM-III)

Among the temporary visas, this visa allows you to participate in paid arts or sports performances.

Temporary Visa IV (VITEM-IV)

This visa to Brazil is for those pursuing higher education (undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate) in Brazil.

Temporary Visa V (VITEM-V)

VITEM-V, also known as Work Visa, is used in the following cases:

  1. The provision of services by the Brazilian government due to international contracts, etc.
  2. Technical service support
  3. Labor contract with legal entity
  4. Vocational training (not related to work)
  5. Medical residency in educational institutions
  6. By staff and lecturers of foreign companies
  7. By crew members (with paid activities).

Temporary Visa VI (VITEM-VI)

This Brazil visa is used for media correspondents.

Temporary Visa VII (VITEM-VII)

The last temporary Brazil visa is for religious or missionary purposes.

Permanent Visa

Permanent visas are related to:

  1. Family gathering
  2. Retirement-related transfers
  3. Personal Investing in Brazil
  4. Person transferred within the company (manager, administrator, etc.)
  5. Job offer in the research, academic or scientific field in Brazil
  6. Directors and managers of religious/social organizations.

Diplomatic/Official Visas

This type of Brazil visa, as name suggests, is required in diplomatic or official missions.

Brazil Visa Requirements

Requirements may vary depending on the specific situation and nationality. In general, you must have:

  1. Passport with at least 6 months validity and 2 blank pages
  2. Brazilian visa application form
  3. Passport size photo
  4. return plane ticket
  5. Proof of employment status and sufficient funds
  6. Proof of accommodation in Brazil.

How to apply for Brazilian Visa?

To apply for a Brazilian visa, you must:

  1. Prepare necessary documents. In addition, documents should be photocopied to avoid delays (in case they are lost).
  2. Submit the application form online. It will take approximately 25 minutes to complete the form. Here you have to scan documents, send them and provide the necessary information. Once completed, note down the generated code and print the approved form.
  3. Book and attend your visa appointment.
  4. Payment of fees depends on the Brazilian embassy or consulate.
  5. Waiting for visa processing.

The process is then completed and you can be issued your visa.

Electronic Visa

Applying for an electronic visa to Brazil is no longer possible. On June 17, 2019, the Brazilian government decided that visitors from Canada, the United States, Japan and Australia can visit Brazil for 90 days without e-visa services. For longer trips, you must go to the embassy.

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