Brazil Business and Tourist Visas

PLEASE NOTE: The processing time for visa applications submitted to the Consulate General of Brazil in Los Angeles is a minimum of 10 business days from the day the application is submitted to the Consulate. Requests for exceptions to this policy will not be considered by the consulate. Once your visa application, passport and related documents have been submitted to the consulate, you will NOT have access to your passport until the visa process is finished by the consulate. Please plan accordingly. The consulate will not release your passport until the visa process is finished. By submitting your Brazil visa application through us, you are acknowledging and agreeing that ALL travelers processing their visas through us must abide by this rule. Neither us nor the Consulate General of Brazil in Los Angeles shall be held responsible for visa applications submitted for which the travel dates indicate a departure date earlier than the regular visa pick-up date.

WARNING: Please be aware that the Brazilian consulate online application system may at times not perform as expected. We make every effort to prevent and keep travelers from being caught in technical glitches that may delay a visa application process. However, we have no control over this system and can only work with limited access to the consulate’s system. By submitting your Brazil visa application through us, ALL travelers processing their visas through us must acknowledge and agree that we shall not be held responsible for any losses caused by the Brazilian consulate’s delay in relaying inaccuracies and releasing visas on time due to their own system and operations issues.

AGREEMENT TO SPECIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PROCESSING VISAS TO BRAZIL: By submitting a Brazilian visa application through us, ALL travelers are accepting and acknowledging all of the above mentioned information, and agreeing that ALL travelers must abide by these rules, terms and special conditions. We shall NOT be held responsible for any losses incurred by visa applications being delayed by the Brazilian consulate’s internal issues and technical difficulties, including computer glitches and holiday closings.

STEP 1

Fill out your ONLINE forms and gather your required documents outlined below.

GATHER DOCUMENTS

Follow the instructions below. Pay close attention to the important notices!

STEP 2

Come to our office so we can review, sort, prepare your documents and take your photo.

COME IN TO OUR OFFICE

If you already have your own passport-type photos, bring them with you. Otherwise we will take your photos.

STEP 3

Your visa application will be submitted to the foreign consulate the next available business day.

SUBMIT APPLICATION

Should any additional requirements or demands from the consulate arise, we will communicate it to you immediately after we leave the consulate lobby.

STEP 4

We will collect your passport and visa from the consulate on the day scheduled by the consulate.

RECEIVE DOCUMENTS

Your visa & any other original documents will be at our office available for pick up on the same day they are released by the consulate or shipped if requested.

Follow These Instructions to Obtain a Brazilian Visa

FORMS must be typed-in ONLINE and signed by hand. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

DO NOT ship your documents to us without first communicating with our office.

DO NOT ship your materials for 8AM delivery unless instructed to do so.

Visa Requirements

  • Your passport MUST be valid for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS, counting from the day you leave Brazil
  • Your passport MUST contain at least ONE blank, completely clear “VISAS” page (Amendments and Endorsement pages do not count)
  • Your passport MUST be signed and in good condition. The consulate staff may reject your passport if they find it to be in damaged condition, even if you don’t think that’s the case

CLICK HERE if your passport does NOT meet ALL of these requirements.

  • CLICK HERE for the application form
    • Forms CANNOT be hand-written offline
    • Click on VISA REQUEST  (lower left)
    • You MUST answer your questions ONLINE and then print the final bar-coded ONE-PAGE form when finished
  • HOW TO FILL OUT YOUR VISA APPLICATION FORM:
    • Be very thorough and careful when filling out your questions on the form
    • Enter ALL dates in the SPECIFIED FORMAT
    • PLEASE ENTER ALL YOUR NAMES EXACTLY AS THEY ACTUALLY APPEAR IN YOUR PASSPORT. Do NOT omit, abbreviate or add extra names or nicknames. Do NOT include titles and/or extra letters not contained in your passport. All added data that is not IDENTICAL to your legal documents will cause your process to be rejected
    • A photo and signature will need to be uploaded during the application process. Below are files you can save onto your computer to use for the application.  Your actual photo and signature will be uploaded by our office.
    • Please SIGN the form to match the passport signature. All applicants over the age of 18 MUST sign their own application form
  • Please CLICK HERE for the Work Order Form & Terms of Service
  • Professional passport-type photographs: qty 2
    • Recent photo taken within the previous 6 months
    • Mouth-closed, neutral expression

A copy of the traveler’s driver’s license, or utility bill, containing name and address within the Brazilian Consulate – Los Angeles’ area of jurisdiction:

  • Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and the following counties in California: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. Also the following American islands in the Pacific: Johnston, Midway, Wake, Howland, Jarvis and Baker, Palmira and Kingman
  • Copy of round trip or cruise-line tickets or tentative itinerary, printed from online vendor or travel agency letterhead
  • If you have trouble printing your form or itinerary, you are welcome to email it to us an attachment and we will be glad to print it for you at our office

Parent or guardians MUST:

  • Sign the printed-out application page in the appropriate signature box
  • For adopted children: present original copy of adoption papers/court order
  • Present the original birth certificate
  • Present a notarized visa consent letter for minor children, signed by both parents: CLICK HERE for the LOS ANGELES form
  • For out-of-jurisdiction processing, please contact us

According to the Brazilian Constitution, children of Brazilian citizens (either mother, or father, or both parents) born in the US are also considered Brazilians and should be registered at the Brazilian Consulate in order to receive their Brazilian passport.

If you do not wish to register your children at the moment you can request a VISA. In this case, you must sign and notarize the Visa Declaration for Brazilian Parents: CLICK HERE for the form.

  • If you are a Brazilian citizen and reside in the USA, you MUST travel to Brazil on your VALID Brazilian passport (in this case, no visa is needed). If you need to obtain a new Brazilian passport, please contact us
  • US citizens who were born in Brazil MUST submit their previous US passports with visas to Brazil (even if expired), or
  • Brazilians who obtained US citizenship and formally renounced their Brazilian citizenship MUST submit an original document/certificate as proof of Brazilian citizenship renunciation. Applicants who have not renounced their previous Brazilian citizenship are not eligible for a visa and must travel to Brazil using BOTH their US and Brazilian valid passports
Type of visa Validity Processing Consulate Fee Our Service Fee
Multiple entry up to 10 years 12-17 business days $160 $150
  • Validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country
  • The Brazilian consulate in Los Angeles does not offer rush or expedited processing
  • Processing times are based on the Brazilian consulate business days: Monday through Friday only. Saturday, Sunday, Brazilian and US Holidays do NOT count as business days
  • The Brazilian consulate in Los Angeles may change their processing times without notice. Please make sure that your departure dates do not conflict with the consulate visa release date

Our Service Fees INCLUDE:

  • Tracking the visa status (emails and phone call follow ups)
  • One submission and one pick-up visit to the consulate

Visa Fees and Service Payments

Payment Options

OPTION 1 – Make ONE payment to us for all services and fees altogether (We will then purchase the US POSTAL MONEY ORDER for the government fees on your behalf for an additional $10 fee)

OPTION 2 – Make TWO individual payments:

  • Submit your own US POSTAL MONEY ORDER in the amount equivalent to the visa type you are requesting, and made payable to the CONSULATE GENERAL OF BRAZIL
  • Pay our service fees separately with cash, check, credit/debit card or money order
  • VISA PHOTOS: $10 per set
  • OUT-OF-JURISDICTION RESIDENTS: additional fees apply. Please contact us.
Shipping documents back to you:

  • Please provide us a return method for return shipments, such as an air-bill, credit card info, or a prepaid envelope
  • Per your request, we may ship your documents back to you by FedEx only, and add our flat shipping charge to the total fee for the services provided to you. Please CLICK HERE to visit our SHIPPING page for more info
  • Your passport MUST be valid for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS, counting from the day you leave Brazil
  • Your passport MUST contain at least ONE blank, completely clear “VISAS” page (Amendments and Endorsement pages do not count)
  • Your passport MUST be signed and in good condition. The consulate staff may reject your passport if they find it to be in damaged condition, even if you don’t think that’s the case

CLICK HERE if your passport does NOT meet ALL of these requirements.

  • CLICK HERE for the application form
    • Forms CANNOT be hand-written offline
    • Click on VISA REQUEST  (lower left)
    • You MUST answer your questions ONLINE and then print the final bar-coded ONE-PAGE form when finished
  • HOW TO FILL OUT YOUR VISA APPLICATION FORM:
    • Be very thorough and careful when filling out your questions on the form
    • Enter ALL dates in the SPECIFIED FORMAT
    • PLEASE ENTER ALL YOUR NAMES EXACTLY AS THEY ACTUALLY APPEAR IN YOUR PASSPORT. Do NOT omit, abbreviate or add extra names or nicknames. Do NOT include titles and/or extra letters not contained in your passport. All added data that is not IDENTICAL to your legal documents will cause your process to be rejected
    • A photo, signature and employer business letter will need to be uploaded during the application process. Below are files you can save onto your computer to use for the application.  Your actual photo, signature and employer business letter will be uploaded by our office.
      • Photo:  CLICK HERE for the temporary photo
      • Signature:  CLICK HERE for the temporary signature
      • Employer Business Letter:  CLICK HERE for the temporary employer business letter
    • Please SIGN the form to match the passport signature. All applicants over the age of 18 MUST sign their own application form
  • Please CLICK HERE for the Work Order Form & Terms of Service
  • Professional passport-type photographs: qty 2
    • Recent photo taken within the previous 6 months
    • Mouth-closed, neutral expression

A copy of the traveler’s driver’s license, or utility bill, containing name and address within the Brazilian Consulate – Los Angeles’ area of jurisdiction:

  • Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and the following counties in California: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. Also the following American islands in the Pacific: Johnston, Midway, Wake, Howland, Jarvis and Baker, Palmira and Kingman
  • Copy of round trip or cruise-line tickets or tentative itinerary, printed from online vendor or travel agency letterhead
  • If you have trouble printing your form or itinerary, you are welcome to email it to us as an attachment and we will be glad to print it for you at our office

Additional requirements for those who are traveling for business purposes:

Employer Business Letter:

A business letter from the US employer. The letter must be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to “The Consulate of Brazil, Visa Section”, and signed by a senior manager (an equivalent to Vice-President or above). The business letter must include the following information:

  • Personal information of the applicant: name and job title
  • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Brazil
  • Specify the type of activities in Brazil (ie. meetings, contract discussions, trade-shows, etc.)
  • State who will bear the costs of the applicant’s accommodations in Brazil
  • Please click here for a sample of a Business Letter
  • If you are a Brazilian citizen and reside in the USA, you MUST travel to Brazil on your VALID Brazilian passport (in this case, no visa is needed). If you need to obtain a new Brazilian passport, please contact us
  • US citizens who were born in Brazil MUST submit their previous US passports with visas to Brazil (even if expired), or
  • Brazilians who obtained US citizenship and formally renounced their Brazilian citizenship MUST submit an original document/certificate as proof of Brazilian citizenship renunciation. Applicants who have not renounced their previous Brazilian citizenship are not eligible for a visa and must travel to Brazil using BOTH their US and Brazilian valid passports.
Type of visa Validity Processing Consulate Fee Our Service Fee
Multiple entry up to 10 years 12-17 business days $160 $150
  • Validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country
  • The Brazilian consulate in Los Angeles does not offer rush or expedited processing
  • Processing times are based on the Brazilian consulate business days: Monday through Friday only. Saturday, Sunday, Brazilian and US Holidays do NOT count as business days
  • The Brazilian consulate in Los Angeles may change their processing times without notice. Please make sure that your departure dates do not conflict with the consulate visa release date

Our Service Fees INCLUDE:

  • Tracking the visa status (emails and phone call follow ups)
  • One submission and one pick-up visit to the consulate

Visa Fees and Service Payments

Payment Options

OPTION 1 – Make ONE payment to us for all services and fees altogether (We will then purchase the US POSTAL MONEY ORDER for the government fees on your behalf for an additional $10 fee)

OPTION 2 – Make TWO individual payments:

  • Submit your own US POSTAL MONEY ORDER in the amount equivalent to the visa type you are requesting, and made payable to the CONSULATE GENERAL OF BRAZIL
  • Pay for our service fees separately with cash, check, credit/debit card or money order
  • VISA PHOTOS: $10 per set
  • OUT-OF-JURISDICTION RESIDENTS: additional fees apply. Please contact us.
Shipping documents back to you:

  • Please provide us a return method for return shipments, such as an air-bill, credit card info, or a prepaid envelope
  • Per your request, we may ship your documents back to you by FedEx only, and add our flat shipping charge to the total fee for the services provided to you
  • Please CLICK HERE to visit our SHIPPING page for more info

  • To check if you need a visa for Brazil, please CLICK HERE.
  • Go to page 2
  • Look for your citizenship alphabetically
  • If number 1 is assigned, then a visa is required (follow the instructions below)
  • If number 8 is assigned, then a visa is NOT required
  • Your passport MUST be valid for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS, counting from the day you leave Brazil
  • Your passport MUST contain at least ONE blank, completely clear “VISAS” page (Amendments and Endorsement pages do not count)
  • Your passport MUST be signed and in good condition. The consulate staff may reject your passport if they find it to be in damaged condition, even if you don’t think that’s the case
  • CLICK HERE to fill-in your application form.
    • Forms CANNOT be hand-written offline
    • Click on VISA REQUEST (lower left)
    • You MUST answer your questions ONLINE and then print the final bar-coded ONE-PAGE form when finished
  • HOW TO FILL OUT YOUR VISA APPLICATION FORM:
    • Be very thorough and careful when filling out your questions on the form
    • Enter ALL dates in the SPECIFIED FORMAT
    • PLEASE ENTER ALL YOUR NAMES EXACTLY AS THEY ACTUALLY APPEAR IN YOUR PASSPORT. Do NOT omit, abbreviate or add extra names or nicknames. Do NOT include titles and/or extra letters not contained in your passport. All added data that is not IDENTICAL to your legal documents will cause your process to be rejected
    • A photo and signature will need to be uploaded during the application process. Below are files you can save onto your computer to use for the application.  Your actual photo and signature will be uploaded by our office.
    • Please SIGN the form to match the passport signature. All applicants over the age of 18 MUST sign their own application form
  • Please CLICK HERE for the Work Order Form & Terms of Service
  • Professional passport-type photographs: qty 2
    • Recent photo taken within the previous 6 months
    • Mouth-closed, neutral expression
  • Your original permanent resident card (green card), I-94, I-20, or advance parole originals

A copy of the traveler’s driver’s license, or utility bill, containing name and address within the Brazilian Consulate – Los Angeles’ area of jurisdiction:

  • Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and the following counties in California: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. Also the following American islands in the Pacific: Johnston, Midway, Wake, Howland, Jarvis and Baker, Palmira and Kingman
  • Copy of round trip or cruise-line tickets or tentative itinerary, printed from online vendor or travel agency letterhead
  • If you have trouble printing your form or itinerary, you are welcome to email it to us as an attachment and we will be glad to print it for you at our office

Parent or guardians MUST:

  • Sign the printed-out application page in the appropriate signature box
  • For adopted children: present original copy of adoption papers/court order
  • Present an original birth certificate
  • Present a notarized visa consent letter for minor children, signed by both parents: CLICK HERE for the LOS ANGELES form
  • For out-of-jurisdiction processing, please contact us

According to the Brazilian Constitution, children of Brazilian citizens (either mother, or father, or both parents) born in the US are also considered Brazilians and should be registered at the Brazilian Consulate in order to receive their Brazilian passport.

If you do not wish to register your children at the moment you can request a VISA. In this case, you must sign and notarize the Visa Declaration for Brazilian Parents: CLICK HERE for the form.

  • If you are a Brazilian citizen and reside in the USA, you MUST travel to Brazil on your VALID Brazilian passport (in this case, no visa is needed). If you need to obtain a new Brazilian passport, please contact us
  • US citizens who were born in Brazil MUST submit their previous US passports with visas to Brazil (even if expired), or
  • Brazilians who obtained US citizenship and formally renounced their Brazilian citizenship MUST submit an original document/certificate as proof of Brazilian citizenship renunciation. Applicants who have not renounced their previous Brazilian citizenship are not eligible for a visa and must travel to Brazil using BOTH their US and Brazilian valid passports
Type of visa Validity Processing Consulate Fee Our Service Fee
Multiple entry up to 10 years 12-17 business days Please Contact Us $150
  • Validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country
  • The Brazilian consulate in Los Angeles does not offer rush or expedited processing
  • Processing times are based on the Brazilian consulate business days: Monday through Friday only. Saturday, Sunday, Brazilian and US Holidays do NOT count as business days
  • The Brazilian consulate in Los Angeles may change their processing times without notice. Please make sure that your departure dates do not conflict with the consulate visa release date

Our Service Fees INCLUDE:

  • Tracking the visa status (emails and phone call follow ups)
  • One submission and one pick-up visit to the consulate

Visa Fees and Service Payments

Payment Options

OPTION 1 – Make ONE payment to us for all services and fees altogether (We will then purchase the US POSTAL MONEY ORDER for the government fees on your behalf for an additional $10 fee)

OPTION 2 – Make TWO individual payments:

  • Submit your own US POSTAL MONEY ORDER in the amount equivalent to the visa type you are requesting, and made payable to the CONSULATE GENERAL OF BRAZIL
  • Pay for our service fees separately with cash, check, credit/debit card or money order
  • VISA PHOTOS: $10 per set
  • OUT-OF-JURISDICTION RESIDENTS: additional fees apply. Please contact us.
Shipping documents back to you:

  • Please provide us a return method for return shipments, such as an air-bill, credit card info, or a prepaid envelope
  • Per your request, we may ship your documents back to you by FedEx only, and add our flat shipping charge to the total fee for the services provided to you
  • Please CLICK HERE to visit our SHIPPING page for more info
  • To check if you need a visa for Brazil, please CLICK HERE
  • Go to page 2
  • Look for your citizenship alphabetically
  • If number 1 is assigned, then a visa is required (follow the instructions below)
  • If number 8 is assigned, then a visa is NOT required
  • Your passport MUST be valid for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS, counting from the day you leave Brazil
  • Your passport MUST contain at least ONE blank, completely clear “VISAS” page (Amendments and Endorsement pages do not count)
  • Your passport MUST be signed and in good condition. The consulate staff may reject your passport if they find it to be in damaged condition, even if you don’t think that’s the case
  • CLICK HERE for the application form
    • Forms CANNOT be hand-written offline
    • Click on VISA REQUEST (lower left)
    • You MUST answer your questions ONLINE and then print the final bar-coded ONE-PAGE form when finished
  • HOW TO FILL OUT YOUR VISA APPLICATION FORM:
    • Be very thorough and careful when filling out your questions on the form
    • Enter ALL dates in the SPECIFIED FORMAT
    • PLEASE ENTER ALL YOUR NAMES EXACTLY AS THEY ACTUALLY APPEAR IN YOUR PASSPORT. Do NOT omit, abbreviate or add extra names or nicknames. Do NOT include titles and/or extra letters not contained in your passport. All added data that is not IDENTICAL to your legal documents will cause your process to be rejected
    • A photo, signature and employer business letter will need to be uploaded during the application process. Below are files you can save onto your computer to use for the application.  Your actual photo, signature and employer business letter will be uploaded by our office.
      • Photo:  CLICK HERE for the temporary photo
      • Signature:  CLICK HERE for the temporary signature
      • Employer Business Letter:  CLICK HERE for the temporary employer business letter
    • Please SIGN the form to match the passport signature. All applicants over the age of 18 MUST sign their own application form
  • Please CLICK HERE for the Work Order Form & Terms of Service
  • Professional passport-type photographs: qty 2
    • Recent photo taken within the previous 6 months
    • Mouth-closed, neutral expression
  • Your original permanent resident card (green card), I-94, I-20, or advance parole originals

A copy of the traveler’s driver’s license, or utility bill, containing name and address within the Brazilian Consulate – Los Angeles’ area of jurisdiction:

  • Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and the following counties in California: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. Also the following American islands in the Pacific: Johnston, Midway, Wake, Howland, Jarvis and Baker, Palmira and Kingman
  • Copy of round trip or cruise-line tickets or tentative itinerary, printed from online vendor or travel agency letterhead
  • If you have trouble printing your form or itinerary, you are welcome to email it to us as an attachment and we will be glad to print it for you at our office

Additional requirements for those who are traveling for business purposes:

Employer Business Letter:

A business letter from the US employer. The letter must be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to “The Consulate of Brazil, Visa Section”, and signed by a senior manager (an equivalent to Vice-President or above). The business letter must include the following information:

    • Personal information of the applicant: name and job title
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Brazil
    • Specify the type of activities in Brazil (ie. meetings, contract discussions, trade-shows, etc.)
    • State who will bear the costs of the applicant’s accommodations in Brazil
    • Please click here for a sample of a Business Letter
    • If you are a Brazilian citizen and reside in the USA, you MUST travel to Brazil on your VALID Brazilian passport (in this case, no visa is needed). If you need to obtain a new Brazilian passport, please contact us
    • US citizens who were born in Brazil MUST submit their previous US passports with visas to Brazil (even if expired), or
    • Brazilians who obtained US citizenship and formally renounced their Brazilian citizenship MUST submit an original document/certificate as proof of Brazilian citizenship renunciation. Applicants who have not renounced their previous Brazilian citizenship are not eligible for a visa and must travel to Brazil using BOTH their US and Brazilian valid passports
Type of visa Validity Processing Consulate Fee Our Service Fee
Multiple entry up to 10 years 12-17 business days Please Contact Us $150
    • Validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country
    • The Brazilian consulate in Los Angeles does not offer rush or expedited processing
    • Processing times are based on the Brazilian consulate business days: Monday through Friday only. Saturday, Sunday, Brazilian and US Holidays do NOT count as business days
    • The Brazilian consulate in Los Angeles may change their processing times without notice. Please make sure that your departure dates do not conflict with the consulate visa release date

Our Service Fees INCLUDE:

  • Tracking the visa status (emails and phone call follow ups)
  • One submission and one pick-up visit to the consulate

Visa Fees and Service Payments

Payment Options

OPTION 1 – Make ONE payment to us for all services and fees altogether (We will then purchase the US POSTAL MONEY ORDER for the government fees on your behalf for an additional $10 fee)

OPTION 2 – Make TWO individual payments:

  • Submit your own US POSTAL MONEY ORDER in the amount equivalent to the visa type you are requesting, and made payable to the CONSULATE GENERAL OF BRAZIL
  • Pay for our service fees separately with cash, check, credit/debit card or money order
  • VISA PHOTOS: $10 per set
  • OUT-OF-JURISDICTION RESIDENTS: additional fees apply. Please contact us
Shipping documents back to you:

  • Please provide us a return method for return shipments, such as an air-bill, credit card info, or a prepaid envelope
  • Per your request, we may ship your documents back to you by FedEx only, and add our flat shipping charge to the total fee for the services provided to you
  • Please CLICK HERE to visit our SHIPPING page for more info

For further details, please contact us