The Brazilian Government has announced a new e Visa for US, Canadian, Australian and Japanese citizens traveling to Brazil for Tourist, Business, Transit, and Artistic or Sports Activities travel purposes, the new visa type will be valid for 2 years, good for multiple entries with a maximum stay of up to 90 days per year. (Non-Extendable)
The new Brazil electronic visa is only currently offered to the U.S., Australian, Canadian and Japanese citizens all other nationalities must apply for the traditional stamped visa option at this time.
This new Brazil electronic visa is intended to make the processing of applying for a Brazilian visa faster as the current processing times for a stamped visa can exceed 1 month in some cases, the Brazil tourist and business e-Visa processing time is excepted to be 7-8 business days.
The traditional stamped visa type will still be available and is valid for up to 10 years, versus 2 years for a Brazil tourist and business e-Visa, also good for multiple entries for stays up to 90 days ( can be extended for up to another 90 days). Processing times for the stamped visa are excepted to decrease as the new Brazil e Visa will lighten the workload and pressure on the individual Brazilian Consulates.
Traveldocs.com is pleased to announce we are able to assist travelers with the processing of the new e Visa and the traditional stamped visa type.
The new Brazil tourist and business e Visa will be referred to as a "Visitor Visa" or "VIVIS" by the Brazilian Government and valid for the purpose of journey listed below.
· Brazilian Visitor Visa is valid for the following purposes of journey.
A business visitor is a person who will attend meetings, trade fairs, and business events, prospect commercial opportunities, sign contracts, audit or consult.
The exercise of paid activity in Brazil is forbidden and the length of stay cannot exceed 90 days.
Tourism visitor is a person who wishes to carry out activities of a tourist, informative or recreational nature, as well as visiting family members in Brazil.
Transit visitor is a person who, in order to reach the country of destination, must enter in Brazilian national territory. It is not necessary to grant a visa to a person on a continuous voyage, who has to make stopovers or connections in Brazil, provided that 1) he/she stays in the international transit area of the Brazilian port or airport, without the need to pass Brazilian immigration control, and 2) is the holder of a single air ticket, even if issued by two or more airlines that have a cooperation agreement between them.
Journalism visitor is a person who acts as a journalist and who stay does not exceed 90 days.
· Sports Activities:
This type of visitor is a person who has the purpose of carrying out sports activities for a short stay, with no intention of establishing residence, intending to perform sports activities and participate in sports competitions, even if he/she will receive prizes, including cash.
· Artistic Activities:
This type of visitor is a person who comes to Brazil for a short stay, without intention to establish residence, for the purpose of performing arts activities and for participation in artistic competitions, even if he/she will receive prizes, including cash.
· Seminars or Conferences:
This type of visitor is a person who wishes to come to Brazil to participate in conferences, seminars, congresses or meetings, characterized as specific events. These visitors do not receive remuneration in Brazil for their activities. The visa can be granted even if a person obtains reimbursement of the expenses of stay, transport, and food, directly or by means of daily.
· Cultural Program:
This type of visitor is a person who wishes to carry out cultural activities.
· Scientific Program:
This type of visitor is a person who wishes to carry out scientific research and scientific cooperation activities, provided that the stay does not exceed 90 days.
· Research Activities:
This type of visitor is a person who wishes to carry out academic extension activities, provided that the stay does not exceed 90 days.
This type of visitor is a person who wishes to carry out teaching and learning activities, in addition to supervised internships, provided that the stay does not exceed 90 days.
This type of visitor is a person who will act as an aircraft or vessel crew member, except for cases when the visitor presents an international seafarer card issued under the terms of the Convention of the International Organization of Labor - ILO.
· Voluntary activities:
This type of visitor is a person who wishes to act as a volunteer, provided their stay does not exceed 90 days
· Fiancé(e) or spouse of a Brazilian citizen:
This type of visitor is a person who comes to visit their Brazilian spouse or family.
· Short Term Medical Treatment:
This type of visitor is a person who is granted short medical or therapeutic treatment, provided that the stay does not exceed 90 days and that he has sufficient means of subsistence to pay for his treatment and maintenance during the period in which the treatment is carried out, by own resource, health insurance valid in the national territory or certificate of provision of health service provided in an international agreement.