Brazil Visa Types
If you want to visit Brazil, you need take into consideration certain factors in order to legally be in the country and respect the rules.
In this article, we will present you with Brazilian Visa kinds. There are 10 types of Brazilian Visas and they divide according to the purpose of the visit. Among them we can distinguish 3 main categories:
- Tourist Visa
- Temporary Visa
- Permanent and Official/Diplomatic Visa.
Below you can read an explanation of each type of Brazil Visa. Check all the possibilities that will be the best for you.
Tourist Visa (VITUR)
A tourist Brazil visa known also as Brazil Visit Visa (VIVIS), as the name suggests, can be used to enter Brazil for tourism, as well as visiting family or friends, take part in scientific/cultural conferences, and competitions (without monetary prizes or payments). A tourist visa doesn't allow you to take part in any paid events or activities in Brasil. As it is a short-term visa, it enables you to stay in Brasil no longer than 90 days.
Temporary Visa I (VITEM-I)
This Brasil visa is for those who participate in technological, cultural, or scientific activities (as scientists, researchers, and professors). However, the mission can't be paid by corporations or legal entities in Brasil (wages for services with the submission of a receipt are exceptions).
Moreover, this visa type is for:
- Researchers, scientists, and volunteers from international cooperation programs
- Unpaid trainees (like interns, or scholarship bearers who receive practice in Brasil).
- Technicians who receive training in Brazilian machinery or equipment
- Exchange students
- Athletes that are amateurs (under 21 years old who take part in training programs)
- Provisions of services (in the social or religious field) without a relationship with legal entities in Brasil.
Important! Like in the Tourist Visa case, this visa also doesn't allow you to participate in any paid activities in Brazil.
Besides, these Brazilian visas are long-term visas so thanks to them you can stay in Brazil for more than 90 days. To obtain them you need to register with the local office of the Brazilian Federal Police and get registration card (CRNM), as well as temporary residency.
Temporary Visa II (VITEM-II)
This Brazil visa is addressed to travelers who have business purposes and:
- possess signed contracts
- travel to visit companies
- make commercial contacts
- or mark investments.
The exception is the provision of services in Brasil (in this case you need VITEM-V).
Besides, it could be used in filming or media coverage, by flight crew members who don't have a crew card, or in case of adoption of a Brazilian child.
Temporary Visa III (VITEM-III)
Among temporary visas, this one enables one to participate in paid performances of arts or athletic events.
Temporary Visa IV (VITEM-IV)
This visa to Brazil is for people pursuing academic studies (undergraduate, post-graduate, or graduate) in Brazil.
Temporary Visa V (VITEM-V)
VITEM-V, known also as Work Visa, is used in the following cases:
- Brazilian Government provision of services from international contracts, etc.
- The assistance of technical services
- Employment contracts with legal entities
- Professional training (not related to employment)
- Medical residency in educational institutes
- By foreign company employees and instructors
- 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.
A permanent Visa is associated with:
- Reunions of the family
- Transfer related to retirement
- Investments in Brasil that are personal
- Transferees of Intra-companies (managers, directors, etc.)
- Offer of job in research, academic, or scientific field in Brasil
- Directors and managers of religious/social organizations.
This type of Brazil visa, as name suggests, is required in diplomatic or official missions.
Brazil Visa Requirements
Requirements may differ according to the specific situation and nationality. Generally, you need to have:
- Valid passport for at least 6 months with 2 blank pages
- The Brazil Visa Application Form
- Passport-size photo
- Return flight ticket
- Proof of employment status and sufficient funds
- Proof of accommodation in Brazil.
How to apply for Brazilian Visa?
In order to apply for a Brazilian visa you should:
- Prepare the required documents. Also, it is recommended to make copies of documents to avoid delays (just in case they are lost).
- Submit The Online Application Form. It will take around 25 minutes to complete the form. Here, you need to scan documents, submit them, and provide the required information. After completion, note the generated code and print the approved form.
- Book and attend your Visa Appointment.
- Pay the fee which depends on the Brazilian embassy or consulate.
- Wait for the visa processing.
Then, the process is finalized and you can get your approved visa.
The Brazil electronic visa application is no longer possible. On 17 June 2019, the Brazilian government decided that travelers from Canada, the USA, Japan, and Australia, can visit Brazil for 90 days without e-Visa services. For longer trips, you need to visit the embassy.