A Brazil tourist visa is needed by all U.S. citizens who travel to Brazil for sightseeing, to visit relatives and friends, or to participate in scholarly conferences, seminars, amateur sports or artistic contests. Visitors to Brazil must obtain their visa prior to entering the country.
A visa is actually a stamp placed inside your valid U.S. passport and indicates that you've met the requirements for entry into another country. It's important that your passport be current, and that will not expire within 6 months from the time you enter .
To obtain a tourist visa application, visit the web site of the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, D.C. They provide a link to a secure web site, which allows you to enter in all your information then print out the final copy to bring with you.
Once you're done, you'll need to bring your form to a Consulate General of Brazil office in your area. These offices are located in many large cities such as New York, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles. For a complete list, visit the web site for the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, D.C. and select "Consular Services - Consultants in the U.S." Note the jurisdiction of each office as many offices cover a wide range of cities.
Need a visa?
You may be able to mail your application, fee and supporting documentation to your local consulate. Call the applicable office in advance to determine their requirements. If your local consulate accepts mailed in applications, be sure to use the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and select Express Mail. Include a self-addressed, prepaid envelope for them to use to return your passport with the visa stamp inside.
You'll need to provide proof that you reside inside the United States. Items you can use are a driver's license, a bank statement or utility bill. You will also need to show a copy of your travel itinerary, which confirms the date you plan to leave Brazil. Be sure to arrange for a new, color passport photograph to submit with your application.
Fees for U.S. citizens for a Brazilian visa are currently $130. If you choose to mail in your application, you'll pay an additional $20 for processing. You cannot pay with a personal check, cash or a credit card. Only money orders made payable to the "Consulate General of Brazil" are accepted.
Once you've arrived at Brazil after finally receiving your Brazil tourist visa, you'll find entry into this beautiful country worth all the time and effort.
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