CNS*2024 Natal: Travel and Visa information

Brazil adopts a strict reciprocal rule for visa requirements. Visa requirements depend on the country of citizenship. 

For citizens of most countries, a visit visa is issued at arrival free of charge. This includes Europe, the UK, South America, Mexico, some African countries like South Africa and Marocco, Thailand, the Philippines and others. The full updated list can be obtained from the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

The visit visa will be issued to foreigners traveling to Brazil for staying up to 90 days and not for purposes of immigration or the exercise of paid activity (daily allowances, artistic paychecks, compensation or other travel expenses are allowed). Visit visas can be granted for those traveling for tourism, business, transit, artistic or sports activities, study, volunteer work, or to attend conferences, seminars or meetings, among other purposes - provided there is no remuneration in Brazil and the stay does not exceed 90 days.

Citizens from Japan, China, India, the United States, Australia and Canada must obtain a Travel Visa before departing. The process to obtain a visa is online, with a reciprocal fee equivalent to the one charged by the country of citizenship. Remember to make sure that you allow enough time and apply for your visa well in advance of your travel.

The visa is the document granted by Consular Representations of Brazil abroad that allows the expectation of admission and stay of foreigners in the national territory, provided that the conditions established by law have been met.

The updated list of Consular Representations of Brazil can be found here:

To apply for a visa, foreigners must submit the visa application form duly completed, a valid travel document, proof of payment of consular fees, an International Certificate of Immunization - when required - and other specific documents for the type of visa requested.

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